You had to be there

The return of oral tradition to the internet

For those who are inclined to pay attention to what’s popular on TikTok, there were a number of stories over the past month about how the Mountain Goats’ bitter 2002 folk rock divorce ballad No Children found new popularity among depressed Zoomers on the platform, who, operating on varying levels of irony, sent it viral.

It’s a good illustration of how T…

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