GameStop Wants People To Switch Their Switch For Another Switch by Ethan Gach (Kotaku)
Every once in a while I go on the prowl for deals. I’m a gamer after all, but also a human being with a car loan and overdue heating bills and a weakness for the artisanal pasta that costs three times as much as the generic store brand. Deals matter—without them I’d be forced to replay The Witcher 3 for a third time. That’s how I found myself on the trade-in page of Gamestop’s website today, face to face with one of the boldest gaming deals of all time.

great moments in wallet inspection

19 Essential Hold Steady B-Sides (Stereogum)
One of the first things we hear Craig Finn snarl on his band's 2004 debut album is a simple declaration of intent: "We gotta start it off with a positive jam!" This — and Finn's decade-by-decade American history barrage that precedes it — is where the legend of the Hold Steady, America's premier bookish, beerish, don't-call-them-a-bar-band bar band, begins. Both positivity and jamming have remained the Hold Steady’s mission statement for nearly 15 years. In that time, they’ve lived a dozen lives across six albums, hundreds of whiskey-drenched shows, and minor lineup retooling. Now, the band’s enjoying a career high point, reunited with beloved mustachioed piano man Franz Nicolay (who rejoined in 2016 after six years away) and playing multi-night blowout shows whenever they want, freed from the burdens of album-cycle touring. There's also their newest music, three excellent pairs of standalone tracks that began dropping in late 2017. Long before the horn-drenched glory of last month’s

will always stan THS

Music and depression (kottke.org)
Consuming media when you're depressed is a delicate business. Too much emotion, too much novelty, too much engagement can be overw

this hit harder than I thought it would. I think mine are 90s slacker pop rock (Chili Peppers, Sugar Ray) and rewatching 30 Rock