The raw and the cooked

Kat Eschner's newsletter about human-animal relationships. Vol 5 iss. 1

This week’s issue of The Quick Fox is brought to you by She Drives Me Crazy by the Fine Young Cannibals and this very slow, mystifyingly same-energy Sharon Van Etten cover of the same song.

Why? A list:

  1. Roland Gift, the lead singer of FYC, was a straight hottie with an amazing voice and I cannot get enough of it right now. This is my newsletter, deal with it.

  2. The word “cannibal” actually comes from the Taíno people of the Caribbean, along with tobacco, hurricane, potato and canoe.

  3. I just adore when artists do live covers. See also: Mitski does How Deep is Your Loveand Titus Andronicus does Lilac Wine.”

  4. There was a brief moment where I was persuaded FYC got their name from Moby Dick. At one point, Ishmael describes Queequeg, his close friend and implied lover who grew up practicing cannibalism, as a “fine young savage.” Supposedly the band’s name is actually from this movie I’ve never seen. But I like my version better.




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Oh, also: Lizzie Wade’s last newsletter was really good.

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