Song of the Day: Wussy’s “Halloween”

From the superb album Attica!, this dreamy, impressionistic song evokes childhood and teenage life in a small town for me like no other song, even though I’m not sure that’s exactly what Lisa Walker is singing about, and I didn’t grow up in a small (or even relatively midsized) town. Its tonal twang reminds me of driving around Dallas at night, the skyline blinking and the twilight submerged beneath the convergence of tangled interstates, gliding through the Friday evening traffic toward my friends in Oak Cliff, imagining adventures I knew about only from radio songs—few of which were as good as this one.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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