Posts Tagged ‘ Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from Pop Songs ’

Songs that have shaped my love life: David Bowie, “Heroes”

Weren't we all part of Ziggy's band? I honestly have no idea how I was first introduced to David Bowie. It feels like he's just always been there in my pop-culture consciousness, in some form or another, putting together tunes that spoke for so many generations. But since I grew up in the 80s, I probably first discovered him while watching Labyrinth, playing the Goblin King, Continue Reading...

365K Club: Reflections on a month’s worth of writing

We've reached the end of January, and thus it's time for an extra-special monthly round-up edition of the 365K Club. Word counts, please! January 23, Day 23: 690 words January 24, Day 24: 0 words January 25, Day 25: 0 words January 26, Day 26: 484 words January 27, Day 27: 334 words January 28, Day 28: 390 words January 29, Day 29: 563 words January 30, Day 30: 0 words Continue Reading...

Songs that have shaped my love life: Liz Phair, “Fuck and Run”

Liz Phair has been a favorite of mine since high school. Could be the Chicago gal connection, or simply the fact that she had the ovaries to call her first album "Exile in Guyville," aiming her middle finger sky high and skewering the cock-rock of the Rolling Stones' signature "Exile on Main Street." Though there are plenty of Liz Phair songs that I love, the one that most aptly characterized Continue Reading...

#HumpDayReviews: My 2015 Year in Review

Happy Hump Day! As it's almost 2016, I've been going through my paper agenda, blog posts, Goodreads account, and various notebooks to review my year in reading and writing. So, instead of a book review, today I'm actually reviewing my own life. I'm sorting out exactly what I accomplished this year – both the successes and the failures – in order to help set some SMART goals for Continue Reading...

Songs that have shaped my love life: Postal Service, Brand New Colony

The Postal Service is another one of my favorite bands that no longer exists. If you've heard of them before, you probably already know that The Postal Service is one of those "side project" bands, formed by Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Jimmy Tamborello, aka Dntel. It's also one of the bands my husband and I connected over. We both really like the song "Brand New Colony," although Continue Reading...