The Tweets of June 2021

I’ve been trying to round up my favorite tweets every month this year. I was previously doing this on Twitter but that made it hard for me to go back and find them later, so now I’m putting them here. These will decay over time, as Twitter embeds tend to do, but c’est l’internet.

We Don’t Do That Here

Aja Hammerly:

If you are the newcomer and someone who has been around a long time says “we don’t do that here”, it is hard to argue. This sentence doesn’t push my morality on anyone. If they want to do whatever it is elsewhere, I’m not telling them not to. I’m just cluing them into the local culture and values.

Two Performances by First Aid Kit

I’m not sure when First Aid Kit became the Official Tribute Band at the Polar Music Prize awards ceremony but these two performances from 2012 and 2015 are all-timers for me. I was reminded of the second one by a YouTube recommendation last week and I had to watch both in their entirety.

Other Things I Liked in 2020

Having done a more thorough review of albums and songs I liked in 2020, here’s some other stuff I enjoyed during our first lockdown year. It was a very heavy-media year, since we didn’t really… go anywhere, starting in March. The furthest from home I’ve been since the beginning of March 2020 is a lawyer’s office about 20 miles away, where I signed some paperwork in a parking lot. So let’s get to it!