Today’s track of the day comes from Adelaide post-punkers Placement: ‘Harder’. FFO Sonic Youth.
“Harder is a response to many years spent working in customer service and the ensuing unwanted conversations that must take place every day, each one making it a little harder to get through the shift. At work you often can’t respond as you may want, but instead must provide the customer with a sanitised response to whatever they talk at you. I might not ever have said what I wanted to their face, but I’m saying it now ‘You always make it harder, god I wish you’d never started.’ The chorus refrain underscores this sentiment and highlights the pointlessness of providing advice to strangers, as of all that is known in the world, each of us can only hold a tiny fraction, ‘We know what you know, and we don’t know very much’” – Malia
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