The COVID Sessions 1: Fountains Of Wayne – Traffic and Weather (2007)

Welcome to Deeper Cuts: the COVID Sessions — a three episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio taking deep dives into music with deep meaning for us right now as we shelter in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his time sheltering in place, Rob turned to Fountains of Wayne’s 2007 album Traffic and Weather, a record that’s all about everyday things, of sometimes mundane travels, vignettes of middle-class suburban life, and of the quiet drama and raw humanity that lies at the heart of all that. What he found while listening is that there is beauty, and even poetry, to be found in day to day life. Sometimes it’s easy to miss. But in times when your world gets shaken up by strange circumstances, you miss them in quite another way. With those things in the frame for many of the songs on the record, he was reminded that sometimes, and maybe even most times, it’s the small things that count the most. What did the rest of the Deeper Cuts trio think of the album? What were some of the big takeaways? Graeme, Shannon, and Rob lend their collective ears to the record during a very this strange period in history and talk about how we find comfort in the simple things during complicated times.

Our Spotify Playlist is back covering each episode of this miniseries! And don’t forget to comment on our website (at its new URL or talk to us on Twitter — our account is @deepercutscast.

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