The Standard Blues

The Standard Blues

n.
the dispiriting awareness that the twists and turns of your life feel new and profound but are not unique—marked by the same coming-of-age struggles as millions of others, the same career setbacks, the same family strife, the same learning curve of parenting—which makes even your toughest challenges feel harmless and predictable, just another remake of the same old story.

A riff on blues standards, the catalog of the most popular songs in the blues genre, which is itself famous for chord progressions that cycle through variations on a theme.

Liberosis

The Standard Blues

Indosentia

Sayfish

Typifice

Desanté

Aesthosis

Tarrion

Candling

The Whipgraft Delusion

Fool’s Guilt

Povism

Symptomania

Ioia

Maugry

Deep Gut

Flichtish

Trueholding

Viadne

Rubatosis

Énouement

Drisson

Ameneurosis

Attriage

Sayfish

The Kick Drop

Agnosthesia