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This week on Slate Plus, Dana, Steve, and Chris Molanphy reveal the songs they’re the most ashamed to have on their workout playlist. Go to slate.com/cultureplus to learn more about Slate Plus and join today.
On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, Carl Wilson joins to discuss Elvis Costello’s new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. What new light does it shed on his prolific career? Next up, Drake’s music video ”Hotline Bling” has gone fully viral: Leon Neyfakh joins the gabbers to unpack it. What made this video so compelling and so instantly meme-able? Finally, Adele’s “Hello” beat Drake’s “Hotline Bling” on the charts last week. Chris Molanphy joins to discuss the forthcoming album, 25.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week follow:
- Tickets to the Slate Culture Gabfest live show in San Francisco
- Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
- “Welcome to the Working Week” by Elvis Costello on the album My Aim Is True
- Elvis Costello’s performance of “Radio Radio” on SNL
- Painted From Memory by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
- “Tramp the Dirt Down” by Elvis Costello
- Elvis Costello’s Blood and Chocolate
- “Blue Chair” by Elvis Costello
- Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello and the Attractions
- “Motel Matches” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions on Get Happy
- The “Hotline Bling” video
- “Peak Drake” by Leon Neyfakh in the Fader
- “Cha Cha” by D.R.A.M.
- The artist James Turrell
- A taxonomy of Drake’s dance moves on Mashable
- The video for “Hello” by Adele
- Adele’s new album 25
- The Wire
- 21, Adele’s album from 2011
- The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
- Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
- Feels Like Home by Norah Jones
- “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
- “Someone Like You” by Adele
- “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele
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Dana: Interviews with Elvis Costello by Dan Kois on Slate and Stephen Colbert on The Late Show
Chris: Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
Steve: An interview with Jurgen Habermas titled “Critique and Communication: Philosophy’s Missions” in Eurozine, and Elvis Costello’s performance of “Man out of Time” in Chicago
Outro: “I’m the Greatest” by Ross McManus and the Joe Loss Blue Beats
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