Tag Archive: November 2015

C.J. Cregg is My Spirit Animal

In tough or stressful situations, I channel C.J. She’s a badass, and anyone who says otherwise is going to have to answer to me.

In Which it Turns Out I’m Incapable of Separating Art from Artist

There’s this pesky thing called ethics and I have them.

Weekend Listening: Tapestry by Carole King

Heartfelt lyrics, whether about love or leaving home, backed by driving piano that waxes sweetly when needed, run through Carole King’s Tapestry.

5 Things MASTER OF NONE Mastered

Aziz Ansari tackles sexism, identity, representation, and racism (among many other things) on his new Netflix show.

Weekend Listening: Sister by Sonic Youth

Sister combines noise, rock, and punk in waves of screeching guitar, relentless drums, and unaffected vocals that make you forget it was 1987.

The Weekly Verse: Dance by Norm Bisson

I first read Dance in high school, and it’s one I come back to when my life gets crazy.

What I Want, What I Really Really Want

I want you to stop telling me what the fuck to like or not like.

Weekend Listening: Catholic Boy by Jim Carroll

Catholic Boy combines punk, new wave, and straight up guitar-lickin’ rock and roll, which sounds like 1980 in a way that will never get tired.

Five Japanese Bands That Aren’t Your Typical J-Pop

There are some great Japanese bands with punk and surf rock sounds–not your typical J-pop.

Weekend Listening: Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette

I played Jagged Little Pill in heavy rotation. I can’t say how many times I’ve listened to this album; it has to be in the hundreds. Maybe the thousands.

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