When Springsteen brings the angst of the human condition, he brings the angst of the human condition.
Maybe you got a kid, maybe you got a pretty wife
the only thing that I got’s
been bothering me my whole life
From “State Trooper” off Nebraska, the album that makes you feel like you’re driving a crapped-out Camaro on a two-lane blacktop by endless cornfields on a rainy night.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.