Posts by Micah Ling

John Prine: A Tribute photo
August 4, 2020 | Jukebox Happy Hour

John Prine: A Tribute

Micah Ling

But John Prine was bigger than memory. John was never tainted. 

 

Patrick Coleman Interview photo
August 19, 2019 | Interview

Patrick Coleman Interview

Micah Ling

A conversation with Patrick Coleman, loosely around his new book, The Churchgoer (Harper Perennial).

This is a story about humanity. It makes sense in that it proves most things don’t make sense. A

Brandi Carlile photo
March 22, 2019 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Brandi Carlile

Micah Ling

One house had a parrot that never stopped talking.

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies photo
July 4, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Sad Clowns & Hillbillies

Micah Ling

I was still in diapers when American Fool was released, so by the time I made my way to Indiana for college, it was already a classic. And it’s not until you live in Indiana—in small-town Indiana—that you feel Johnny Cougar Mellencamp in your veins.

You Want it Darker photo
October 29, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

You Want it Darker

Micah Ling

Leonard Cohen was untouchable. I’m not a fan of poems about poetry—or at least, I’ve never been able to pull it off—and that’s all Cohen is. Poetry. 

22, A Million photo
October 8, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

22, A Million

Micah Ling

22, A Million
Bon Iver
Label: Jagjaguwar
Released: September 30, 2016
Length: 10 songs, 34 minutes

 

The first words that we get are, “It might be over soon.” This entire album

The President’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Day photo
August 13, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The President’s 2016 Summer Playlist: Day

Micah Ling

Maybe we need a few more windows-rolled-down drives out to the country with good tunes cranked up

A Moon Shaped Pool photo
July 23, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

A Moon Shaped Pool

Micah Ling

This whole album is full of wandering. Play it at a high altitude, and the line might fade entirely between dream and reality.

 
 
Human Performance photo
July 2, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Human Performance

Micah Ling

Chaos and beauty, sirens, dancing and weeping.

The Getaway photo
June 18, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Getaway

Micah Ling

There’s maybe nothing more fitting

 
Alio photo
June 4, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Alio

Micah Ling

He bought a house in the country: he’s looking into some chickens. 

Dead photo
May 21, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Dead

Micah Ling

But with all to take in, when Jerry came out, it was as though God himself had appeared.

Cleopatra (Deluxe) photo
May 7, 2016 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Cleopatra (Deluxe)

Micah Ling

Cleopatra (Deluxe)
The Lumineers
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Label: Dualtone
Length: 46 minutes

 

I’m allowed to love The Lumineers because I live in New York City. Hear me out.

Meet Me at Prince Street, NYC photo
April 23, 2016 | Nonfiction

Meet Me at Prince Street, NYC

Micah Ling

If you didn’t learn how to have sex with Prince playing, you might still not know how. Everything about Prince was, “Wait, you can do that?!” It’s not that he was (just) a genius musician, it’s

Weezer (The White Album) photo
April 9, 2016 | Nonfiction

Weezer (The White Album)

Micah Ling

Weezer (The White Album)
Weezer
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Atlantic Records
Length: 34:05

The academic excuse for why I was in LA last week is the Association of Writing & Writing

3 Poems from Flashes of Life photo
November 23, 2015 | Poetry

3 Poems from Flashes of Life

Micah Ling

These poems originally appeared June 5, 2014. We are re-featuring them today to celebrate the release of Micah Ling's Flashes of Life, officially out, through Hobart HANDBOOKS,

3 Poems photo
June 5, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Micah Ling

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

David Byrne is magic. Not, like, figuratively: really. He knows card tricks and makes bunnies disappear, and then reappear. He can cut you in half like it’s