After reading the new album by actress/pop princess Mandy Moore described as “folkie,” I clicked through so that I could scoff in an informative way. Much to my surprise, a good half of the songs on Wild Hope were written by Deb Talen and Steve Tannen of The Weepies (who were nominated for the Shortlist Prize this year and I once saw perform at my church). I really don’t know what to make of that, outside of the fact that Deb and Steve are going to be making a few dollars off of big market airplay. Can I bring myself to actually purchase a Mandy Moore album? We’ll see.