Month: February 2022

S4 E8 – March Faxness Preview

I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
S4 E8 – March Faxness Preview
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This week we’re talking about the real reason this podcast exists: the annual March Xness essay/song tournament, which is about cover songs this year.

Some things we mention:

March Faxness (and the previous tournaments): http://marchxness.com 

Follow March Xness on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marchxness 

March Faxness Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3rNwexRZ9dmA0nvssrPlDK 

Joan Jett’s “Crimson & Clover”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXFra7gjElw 

Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78 

The Cover Me episode about “I Think We’re Alone Now”: https://covermepodcast.podbean.com/e/i-think-were-alone-now-tommy-james-and-the-shondells/

S4 E7 – There’s No I in Essay

I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
S4 E7 - There's No I in Essay
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This week we’re talking about essays that aren’t in the first person. Elena picked one example, Eliot Weinberger’s “The Rhinoceros,” and Justin picked another, an excerpt from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen. Also: the new Macbeth, the acting role Elena was recently offered, Elena recites some Lady Macbeth, more March Xness previewing, some Arnold Palmer talk, and a mini-spelling bee. 

Some things we mention:

Eliot Weinberger’s “The Rhinoceros”: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/120/1206206707.pdf

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/citizen 

Brian Doyle’s “Joyas Voladoras”: