Epiphanies: January 5, 2019

It’s a new year for WAFFLES!, and Matt’s sister suggested “Epiphanies” as a topic of choice — so here we go into 2019! From the composed-for-Epiphany music of Benjamin Britten to the sardonic snark of a young Momus, from the nasal meanderings of Bob Dylan to the full-throated belt of Etta James covering Bob Dylan, we’re epiphanying all over the place this week!

Plus: does Bruce Springsteen have a nickname? How do wizards poop? And does Wizard Music suck? A long digression into why the Harry Potterverse might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Music of the Epiphany:

A Ceremony of Carols :: The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral
I Can See Clearly Now :: Holly Cole Trio
Tangled Up in Blue :: Bob Dylan
I’m Just Beginning to Live :: Jonathan Richman
Lucky Like St. Sebastian :: Momus
The Pursuit of Happiness :: Beyries
Another Day :: Ashley Shadow
Sunny Sunday :: Joni Mitchell
I Can See For Miles :: The Who
Giving It All Away :: Roger Daltrey
Destination Anywhere :: The Commitments
Spare Parts :: Bruce Springsteen
Blowin in the Wind :: Craig Cardiff
Blowin in the Wind :: Etta James
No Epiphany :: Fucked Up
Epiphany :: Throwing Muses
Epiphany :: Jin
Epiphany :: Mike Patton
Wake Up :: Arcade Fire
I Will Unify the Hood Through My Vision :: Sim Hutchins
In the Beginning :: K’naan
One Tin Soldier :: Killdozer
Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning :: Cowboy Junkies
Killing an Arab :: The Cure
All My Friends :: LCD Soundsystem