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038 - "Everything Is Broken"

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This week, Daniel and Kelly look at "Everything is Broken" from 1989's OH, MERCY. They talk context, the song, personal and societal fissures, the non-judgmental nature of the narrator, broken fun facts and our own broken world. Plus, some admin and announcements at the end! Full show notes at and @sotwpod at Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook. "See That My Playlist is Kept Clean" on Spotify. Next week: "What I'm talking about is traditional music, right, which is to say it's mathematical music, it's based on hexagons. But all these songs about, you know, roses growing out of people's brains and lovers who are really geese and swans are turning into angels - I mean, you know, they're not going to die. They're not folk music songs. They're political songs. They're already dead. You'd think that these traditional music people would - would gather that mystery, you know, is a traditional fact, you know, seeing as they're all so full of mystery."

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