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From The Desk Of Juana Molina: “Conquest Of The Useless” By Werner Herzog

It’s a good thing that Argentine artist Juana Molina cut her showbiz teeth acting in humorous ’80s/’90s TV shows, because the singer—who’s just released her seventh album, Halo—is practically living a real-life sitcom. Her daughter Francisca, now 23, has moved out and wants nothing to do with the family business, which dates back to Molina’s high-profile folks, tango singer Horacio Molina and thespian Chunchuna Villafañe. But the comedic axis on which Molina’s life revolves is Rosa, her ex-husband’s nanny, who stayed on after their divorce more than a decade ago. Molina even penned a tune for her housemate called “The Gift,” but it didn’t make the final Halo cut. Molina will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our new feature on her.

Molina: If you saw Fitzcarraldo, and especially if you liked it, you will enjoy this diary. Herzog talks about the impossible as an everyday experience. And if you haven’t seen the movie, then you have two recommendations …

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: Clementine von Radics’ “Mouthful Of Forevers”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Collins: Spin was the first Tigers Jaw record that I specifically sat down to write lyrics to. At times, I was met with writers block that I thought I would never get out of. One thing that really helped and inspired me in some of those difficult moments was to read Mouthful Of Forevers by Clementine von Radics. There are so many similarities between poetry and lyrics; arguably lyrics are poetry put to music, and I love the way that von Radics writes poetry. There’s so much beauty in the simplicity and weight that her words have, as well as pleasant poetic rhythm. The subject matter of her poetry in this book felt so familiar and connected to themes that I myself was working on lyrically.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: Nash Guitars

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Walsh: This is a guitar company based in the Pacific Northwest that builds and refinishes guitars. I recently acquired one of their own Wayfarer guitars, and I am blown away with the meticulous craftsmanship. It’s a comfortable, great-sounding and gorgeous guitar.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: “A Cast Of Kings”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

Collins: As a Game Of Thrones enthusiast, just getting to watch an episode every week isn’t enough. A Cast Of Kings is a podcast hosted by David Chen (who hasn’t read most of George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire) and Joanna Robinson (who has read ALLall of George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire) where each week’s episode of Game Of Thrones is discussed and dissected, from episode highlights and plots to fan theories.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: “The Chris Gethard Show”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Walsh: This originally started as a public-access TV show but has grown into so much more. Chris Gethard gives a voice to the underdog. He tackles some important issues such as mental health and self expression in his show and always features great musical guests. Watch this show and embrace your inner weird.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: 20 Favorite Animal Instagrams

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Collins: One of my favorite reasons to look at my phone is to see updates from my favorite animal Instagrams. In a world where the internet can be a sad place, these animals keep me smiling. Most of these accounts are of animals who were rescued, or are accounts of people who actively help animals.

1. @kittenxlady
Hannah Shaw (a.k.a. “Kitten Lady”) is a Professional Kitten Rescuer and educator who specializes in neonatal kitten care and kitten rescuing. Apart from all of the cute kittens that Hannah posts, there is a lot to learn about the world of rescuing the most vulnerable population of cats.

2. @itsmesesame
Sesame is an opossum. She is often wearing pajamas, and her account frequently provides insight in ways to support wildlife rescue agencies.

3. @catsonamps
If you like cats and guitar gear, this is a great Instagram to look at. It’s submission based, so if you have a cat that sits on your amp, let them know!

4. @this_girl_is_a_squirrel
Jill is a four-year-old squirrel who was rescued from Hurricane Isaac. She is a self-proclaimed parkour expert and nap enthusiast.

5. @goatsofanarchy
Goats Of Anarchy is a special-needs goat rescue based in New Jersey.

6. @mrmagoothecat
Mr. Magoo is a rescue from Vancouver, BC. His lower jaw is off to one side, which causes his tongue to stick out at all times.

7. @thekangaroosanctuary
If you want to see a video of a baby kangaroo hopping into a fabric pouch, this is the account you want to look at. The Kangaroo Sanctuary rescues and raises orphan baby kangaroos.

8. @mingusthepanther
Mingus looks like he’s part cat, part bat, part saber-toothed tiger.

9. @captainweenie
No one has more attitude than Captain, and he’s an advocate for animal rescue!

10. @adventurecatsorg
A submission-based Instagram, Adventure Cats showcases felines that get out of the house and explore the world with their humans.

11. @peppersparty
Tongue out and sass at level 10, Pepper is a rescue who will immediately steal your heart.

12. @bo_catonaleash
Bo is a senior adventure cat living in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

13. @wolfgang2242
This Instagram is home to a fun cast of characters: senior dog rescues, Stuart the rabbit and Bikini the pig.

14. @macgyverlizard
MacGyver’s account is both interesting, funny and a little weird. If you want to see a dog-sized lizard eating stuff, you’ll find it here.

15. @punkrockmilo
Milo is an Atlanta-based puppy who loves live music.

16. @pokeyozzie
Ozzie the Hedgehog often poses with props and has the tiniest little teeth you’ve ever seen.

17. @jorjathesphynx
I appreciate a cat that always looks kind of pissed.

18. @bodhi.thedog
Bodhi is so cute he doesn’t even look real. His dad is also our touring guitar player, Pat Benson.

19. @doogie_mccrazypants
Doogie is a deaf Great Dane rescue who makes the best faces.

20. @venustwofacecat
Venus is a three-year-old rescue who literally looks like she’s half black cat and half calico. Her account frequently raises money for animal rescue shelters.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: “The Big Sick”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Walsh: This movie was an amazing look at the clash of different cultures in modern relationships, and how priorities need to shift during times of crisis. It’s an incredible balance of dark themes and comedy. The main character is a standup comedian trying to make a career for himself, and it’s always fascinating for me to see parallels between the standup scene and the touring music scene. I laughed out loud and teared up during different parts of this movie.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: Erika Durana (a.k.a. ERADURA)

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

Collins: Erika Duran is a Philadelphia-based artist who handcrafts embroidered goods and designs enamel pins. Her Instagram documents available pieces she is working on, as well as provides insight into the laborious task of hand embroidering. Each shop update includes limited quantities of hand-embroidered patches. You can find her on Instagram (@eradura) or shop for her patches and pins at her website.

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: Transcendental Meditation

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Walsh: I became better acquainted with this type of meditation after reading David Lynch’s Catching The Big Fish. In a basic sense, you meditate in a quiet environment by repeating a mantra. The deep level of concentration and inner peace is very appealing to me. I haven’t been able to reach a state of enlightenment that is described in the book, nor am I fully convinced it’s possible, but I am going to keep trying!

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From The Desk Of Tigers Jaw: 10 Years Later—Tegan And Sara’s “The Con”

Spin, Tigers Jaw‘s latest album, is a glowing set of pop/rock tunes that denotes a shift in the band’s timeline. As the first release for producer Will Yip’s Atlantic Records imprint Black Cement, Spin is Tigers Jaw at its most composed and polished. But Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh still build upon their penchant for dizzying, unexpected hooks and bare, honest songwriting. Tigers Jaw will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our Q&A with them.

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Collins: Tegan And Sara released fifth full-length album The Con in 2007. I had turned 16 four days before its release, and I can still remember the first time I listened to the record in full. It was such a pivotal time in my own life, and it was so meaningful that every song resonated with me. A decade later, and The Con is still one of my favorite records that I listen to frequently. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tegan And Sara are performing special acoustic arrangements of all 14 songs from the record on The Con X: Tour. In addition, they’ll also be releasing The Con X: Covers, where some of their favorite artists cover all of the songs from The Con. All of the net album proceeds will go to The Tegan And Sara Foundation, which works to support LGBTQ girls and women.

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