exCerpt:. ‘National Anthem’ via Nylon Magazine

coffee has an interesting way of showing up in our cultural conversation. an exCerpt, of coffee and its collective appearance as a character in the everyday.

via nylon magazine

via nylon magazine

“These days, a typical afternoon, involves waking up late, drinking coffee, smoking a cigarette on her back porch…”

Lana del Rey – she’s something else! And, that’s why I love her.   She covers the November issue of Nylon magazine as a symbol – like it or love it or neither – as an American anthem of many an artist who just want to be heard.  As far as coffee culture is musically concerned,  she was an oft-played star during many a barista playlist during the 2012-2013 competition season – then, Andy Atkinson of Intelligentsia played [Blue Jeans] and Jacque DesMarais of Kaldis Coffee played [This is What Girls Like].

For smdlr, she evokes a revised aesthetic of musicians who famously sang about cigarettes and coffee. The combination is something that is part of the daily routine of Del Rey which for cultural reasons feels so iconic to the style of a musician, like a pair of blue jeans. I want a thrifted pair now, of the latter. – cde

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