Posts Tagged ‘ P is for Pop Songs ’

Why even a white chick like me digs Beyoncé’s “Formation”

I'll be the first to admit that I've never really been a Beyoncé fan. It's not that I think her songs are bad, or that I actively dislike her. It's more a case of figuring her for a pop singer I just didn't connect with. (And, believe me, there are plenty of those, despite the fact that I am an unabashed pop music fan.) So when the media started going nuts about her Super Bowl performance, Continue Reading...

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...

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...

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...

Songs that have shaped my love life: Poe, Hey Pretty

When I first started writing these "Songs That Have Shaped My Love Life" posts, I had a pretty long list of artists in mind that start with the letter P. Thus far, I've only mentioned the worst of these, Pearl Jam. At this point I'd like to direct your attention to one of my favorite female musicians who, sadly, is no longer performing: Poe. Poe's second album, Haunted, came out in Continue Reading...