It’s summer and, to quote Lulu, the time has come for closing books.* But we here at DDPP Chicago would hate for all of those online vocabulary-building drills you’ve been running throughout the year to be for naught. Wait, what, we’re the only ones who do those? Neveryoumind. Anyway, a short quiz:
A pickleback is:
A) a shot of whiskey with a pickle juice chaser, frequently enjoyed by bartenders (or, at least, the bartenders those buzzseekers in the NYT Styles section always seem to interview);
B) what happens when crude Photoshop skills meet the crude melodies of a certain early 00’s Canadian rock band, see, e.g.,
C) a terrific new DJ recently added to the DDPP Chicago roster;
D) all of the above.
Clever girls! You KNEW the answer was D, didn’tcha? We’d have to wake up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on y’all, we just know it.
Anyway, DJ Pickleback was INDEED in fine form on this, her DDPP debut, with a collection that was heavy on the rock but with enough sweet, sweet country and soul to keep our Right Hands Hi in the air. I know I, for one, am very glad for the love she saved up for us. And I’m pretty sure these awesome newbies who showed up were too. I mean, check out their style and tell me that they do not make YOU want to up your DDPP wardrobe game??
And yes, that is a shirt with pandas on it that reads, “Yo son, get that paper.” Because even panda dads (pandads? I’m sorry.) need to learn how to relax, I guess?
OK! Enough rambling. To the playlist:
Thanks, DJ Pickleback, for inspiring a total frenzy on Wednesday. We can’t wait to have you back with us again soon!
*Except for trashy beach reads, which we will always endorse. And yes, I DID just cite “To Sir With Love” as supporting evidence. You’re welcome.