Music

Top 5 Favorite Opening Lines from a Song

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Favorite…

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Top 5 Songs Clearly Not Aimed at Me That I CRANK Anyway

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Songs…

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The First 5 (or so) Ska Albums That Changed My Life

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… The First 5…

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Top 5 Songs That Make Me Want to Smear on the Guyliner

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Songs That…

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Thirty-nine

Former President Barack Obama is 59 years old. Every summer he releases an amazingly curated summer playlist filled with hot new shit, obscurities, deep cuts from legendary artists, and other stuff that for whatever reason tickled his fancy this summer. Like, what’s Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do” doing on the same list as Anderson…

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Thirty-eight

Every year I make a new playlist on my birthday to commemorate the year that was, and write about it. This year, I’ve broken the post about by song and written a mini-essay for each entry. Sometimes these will pertain directly to the song, sometimes I won’t talk about the song at all. I had…

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Post-Youth Music (and Post Malone)

As I drove my daughters to school this morning, I had SiriusXM’s 90s on 9 station playing. “Comedown” by Bush came on, and Grace (my 4 year-old) asked me what the song was called. She does this all the time, so this is nothing unusual. She’s very curious about the world, about music, and asks…

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Thirty-seven

It’s time for the annual check-up into my life, and this year told through the prism of three bands. Here we go… *** Before our kids were in full-time day care, we spent a lot of time with them. I am intensely grateful for this time in retrospect because now that they’re elsewhere from pretty…

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Thirty-six

It’s me, delivering psychosis Over the phone to you I’ve colored your world blue Ten thousand miles from you I’m sinking all alone Treading new waters Where is my buoy? “Sleep” by Lagwagon I’m not entirely sure Kristin and I have finished a conversation with each other in more than a year. When you’re the…

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Nostalgic Pointlessness

some…BODY once told me… As someone who founded a website that featured pop culture criticism and analysis virtually every day, it pains me to write this: So much of pop culture writing is pointless. Whether this is by accident, or whether marketers are brilliant, it seems that since I’ve turned 35 and aged out of…

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