Kind of a slow news day, even for a Saturday, eh? At least it’s lunchtime. I am in my hometown for a few days, so I am going to go take advantage of my current proximity to the legendary Pino’s Pizza by going there and gorging myself on a couple (or, more realistically, a few) slices. One of the really depressing signs that I am getting older is the steadily climbing price of a “#1″—two slices of cheese and a soda. The earliest I can remember, it was $3.85. Now it’s $6. I blame Obama(?).

While I’m gone, a Spotify playlist! (If you are not yet on Spotify, which is free, you should be; it is life-changing. Here is me drooling all over it in The Boston Globe last summer.) Just a random mix of stuff that I have recently discovered, like Astronautalis, and old favorites like Modest Mouse and Why? Some of the songs have bad words, so do not click on the link if you are a precocious baby (if so, thanks for reading! Though you should probably be spending your time developing your motor abilities and acquiring basic language skills).

Also, I am always open to music recommendations, so if there’s something I need to hear, definitely let me know in comments, or, if you are Spotified, just send me the song at CowboyDan617.

Back soon.

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Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.