Wee Willie Waffle Iron – June 5, 2024

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Wee Willie Waffle Iron

It’s hard to say what we were on about this week. There was a sense of doing the Charleston on the deck of the Titanic, and also one of “Look, how beautiful, it’s June!”

A certain nostalgia prompted us to revive the Lemonheads, Uncle Tupelo, and Unrest, not to mention the still very active Mountain Goats, currently on tour everywhere. We played “Jaipur” from The Coroner’s Gambit — classic Mountain Goats with all the trimmings including Darnielle’s trademarked* pissed-off vocals.

Baffling number of the week was “Good Luck, Babe” by Chappell Roan. We had only just heard of Chappell Roan, and the first time through this song, we thought “too pop.” The second time through we thought “Song of the Year.” It’s that kind of song. There are a few versions of it circulating — a sped up version and a slowed down version. The sped up version reminds us of Kate Bush, the slower, lower version, Annie Lennox. You could do worse.

Chillhop’s new comp, Chillhop Essentials Summer 2024, is out and it’s totally great! — completely fits the bill for chill on these laidback summer afternoons. We thought Mac Kay captured the laziness of the season with his song, “Summer.”

Stroll on for more…

June 4, 2024
Wee Willie Waffle Iron

Mac Kay – Summer
bomBARDed – When The Sun Is Shining
Brigid Kaelin and Steve Cooley – Keep On The Sunny Side
Hidoux – Weatherman

Bill Berry Quartet – June Is Bustin’ Out All Over
Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic

Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts – Back Here On This Throne
Laurie Lewis – Why’d You Have To Break My Heart (John Prine tribute)
Lemonheads – Half The Time
Uncle Tupelo – Anodyne

Ritchie Family – The Best Disco In Town
Cameo – Just Be Yourself

Unrest – Imperial
Antonio Emmanuel – Otan

Network – Hard To Give It Up

The Mountain Goats – Jaipur
Charity Case – My Love (Palestinian Revolution)
Antonio Emmanuel – Terrorist of Love

Wendy & Lisa – Waterfall
George Michael – Too Jazzy (Hippy Mix)

Elkka – Right Here
Chappell Roan – Good Luck, Babe
Apifera – Theodor Marmalade

Network – Why You Wanna Treat Me Like That

Teddy Roxpin, Maximillian – Vermont Canyon

* Not actually.

Photo credits:

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Pearson Scott Foresman, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons