Month: March 2022

S4 E10 – March Faxness: the Final Four

I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
S4 E10 - March Faxness: the Final Four
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This week we’re checking in with March Faxness again, now that the field has narrowed to four songs/essays (including David’s!). We discuss the recent games, preview the semifinals, and make our picks for who’s going to win. Also: Elena takes up a new instrument, we’ve met a lot of Xness writers since our last episode—one of whom, Tim States, we include a mini-interview with—some AWP Philadelphia/Tucson Book Fest talk, a long tangent about the worst movies we’ve ever seen, David’s day on the Indigo Girls tour bus, Neil Gaiman’s wardrobe, and more!

Some things we mention:

All March Faxness essays are available on the site: http://marchxness.com 

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

Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elturk7 

Follow Tim States on Twitter: https://twitter.com/epmornsesh

March Faxness Round 1

I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
I'll Find Myself When I'm Dead
March Faxness Round 1
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This week we’re talking about possibly the best essay-related week of the year: March Faxness round 1, in which 64 essays about cover songs faced off in a tournament. We try to touch on our favorites—although we probably missed some—and discuss the bracket and upcoming games. Also: Elvis Costello gets spicy on Twitter, we all get spicy about the Mountain Goats, dork rodeos, community college bowl, Denry’s back(!), Drake’s reading list, Kamp Kilmer, Justin tries to understand NFTs, Elena explains the Chicken Van, some country music talk, is the shopping cart a dance?, roof-raising techniques, and Elena does mini-covers of Evan Dando, Snow’s “Informer,” and Tom Jones’ “Sex Bomb.”

Some things we mention:

All March Faxness essays are available on the site: http://marchxness.com 

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

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

Denry’s March Fadness essay on Snow’s “Informer”: http://marchxness.com/snowvsedwinmccain