We Listen for You

Hank Willenbrink
Writing that's too long about music and culture no one else cares about.
Created 31 Jan 2021
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  • Songs for Summer
    19 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
    As the calendar slides into mid-August, back to school supplies are torn from chain store shelves and Oktoberfest beer somehow begins to find its way into the last bbqs of the year, it’s time to celeb...
  • Roadtrips and Playlists
    21 Jul 2021 • 10 min read
    An Ode to a Bunch of Shitty, Horrible, Nonfunctioning Electronics that I Used to Own HANK: This time of year, I always get a little antsy. It’s a vestigial feeling left over from the five years that I...
  • Wishlists
    23 Jun 2021 • 13 min read
    Criterion Wishes ZACH: Every month The Criterion Collection announces four to five new additions that will be released on DVD. It’s the closest feeling I’ll ever have to my childhood baseball card col...
  • The One Where Hank and Zach Finally Talk About New Tunes
    09 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    Promises HANK: It begins with a cluster of notes. Each one struck from a different source. The textures: wood, string. The raise in pitch and small flourish evince a dreamlike quality. The cluster rep...
  • While We Were Away...
    26 May 2021 • 14 min read
    June 10, 2018. That was the last post that we made on welistenforyou.com. Needless to say, we’ve missed a lot. Here are 10ish tracks to make up for lost time. Individual write ups have their own track...
  • Don't be surprised if they don't remember you...
    12 May 2021 • 16 min read
    “A Life of Possibilities” HANK: For the past few years, I’ve been plotting a book. The title would be something inane like 10 Albums. The basic idea is this. I write a series of essays about my life t...
  • The First Annual WLFY Motion Picture Awards
    28 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    NOTES * Films and art utilizing motion pictures released 2019 or 2020 were considered. * A film can only win one category. * Best Motion Picture is awarded to the piece of media utilizing motion pictu...
  • Here's to you, whoever you are...
    14 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    And Here’s To You, Mr. Wiseman ZACH: After months of isolation due to Covid-19, I started to notice a sharp decline in the quality of the dialogue in the screenplays I’m always working on. This was de...
  • Hey, buddy, I saw you leaning on my car...
    31 Mar 2021 • 9 min read
    The Ballad of Richard Swift HANK: It’s become something of an unofficial tradition to end Sunday with a glass with a couple fingers of amber liquid in it and Richard Swift’s Even Your Drums Will Die o...
  • Blogging died when the first kid said...
    17 Mar 2021 • 7 min read
    Hank: A couple years ago, I wouldn’t have thought I’d be writing to you now. That’s not in any kinda dramatic way. Just that I figured I was pretty out of the music blogging business. If you’re not fa...
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