From The Desk Of Mac McCaughan: Durham Farmers’ Market

mac_mccaughanlogo110bbOutdated reference point or not, the anti-apathy sentiment on Superchunk‘s sophomore single “Slack Motherfucker” still seems characteristic of Mac McCaughan 20 years after he wrote it. The recently dormant Superchunk is moving again, and McCaughan also fills his time with Portastatic and co-ownership of Merge Records. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, McCaughan is guest editing this week.

dfm400McCaughan: Yes, we have a bountiful and popular farmer’s market in Carrboro/Chapel Hill, but the revitalized Durham Farmers’ Market often warrants an extra drive for us on Saturday mornings for the usual farmers’ market delicacies: fresh eggs, cheese and green garlic this time of year, but only at the Durham market can one find donut muffins. They are often gone by 9.30 or 10, and they are exactly what they sound like, only 10 times better. The best are the buttermilk donut muffins, covered with cinnamon sugar. Baked by Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Baking. I think there’s butter in buttermilk.

This concludes “Mac McCaughan Week” here at Thanks to Mac for writing about some really interesting stuff. Be sure to check out Superchunk’s new EP, Leaves In The Gutter, and attend XX Merge in July.

Portastatic covers Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?” (download):