QUIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM

By: HILOBROW
March 8, 2016

Each summer, for the past few years, HILOBROW has published an ENTHUSIASM series consisting of 25 posts, by 25 of our friends and contributors, on a particular topic: e.g., single Jack Kirby panels, fantasy novels from the Thirties, Captain Kirk scenes. We are pleased to announce this summer’s series: QUIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM (title is tentative), which will be dedicated to New Wave songs from c. 1977–1982.

Here’s the lineup:

    tainted love

  1. Mark Kingwell on Soft Cell’s TAINTED LOVE
  2. Joanne McNeil on Gary Numan’s METAL
  3. Devin McKinney on Suicide’s FRANKIE TEARDROP
  4. family fodder

  5. Douglas Wolk on Family Fodder’s SAVOIR FAIRE
  6. Elina Shatkin on Marianne Faithfull’s BROKEN ENGLISH
  7. altered images

  8. Steph Burt on Altered Images’ HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  9. Greg Rowland on Jilted John’s JILTED JOHN
  10. Gordon Dahlquist on XTC’s RESPECTABLE STREET
  11. dday

  12. Adrienne Crew on D-Day’s TOO YOUNG TO DATE
  13. Jonathan Lethem on The Blue Nile’s I LOVE THIS LIFE
  14. curry

  15. Josh Glenn on Tim Curry’s I DO THE ROCK
  16. Molly Wright Steenson on Missing Persons’ WORDS
  17. honey bane

  18. Anthony Miller on The Nails’ 88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN
  19. Luc Sante on The Normal’s WARM LEATHERETTE
  20. Mimi Lipson on Dolly Mixture’s HOW COME YOU’RE SUCH A HIT WITH THE BOYS, JANE
  21. talking heads wartime

  22. Tim Carmody on The Talking Heads’ LIFE DURING WARTIME
  23. Ingrid Schorr on Ian Dury’s CLEVOR TREVER
  24. lovich

  25. Adam McGovern on Lene Lovich’s LUCKY NUMBER
  26. Deb Chachra on Rough Trade’s HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
  27. Tor Aarestad on Oingo Boingo’s LITTLE GIRLS
  28. b52s

  29. David Smay on The B-52’s’ DANCE THIS MESS AROUND
  30. Jessamyn West on Blondie’s HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE
  31. Drew Daniel on The Human League’s MARIANNE
  32. tuxedomoon

  33. Erik Davis on Tuxedomoon’s TIME TO LOSE
  34. Dan Fox on Thomas Dolby’s EUROPA & THE PIRATE TWINS

Josh Glenn is the QUIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM series editor.

What a lineup! We’re thrilled. Stay tuned…

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MORE ENTHUSIASM SERIES at HILOBROW

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