It’s not me, but it’s probably me: pop music and passive aggression

(here's an old picture of me holding my favorite record, which I think is like, ~really fitting~ to this post.) In a now heavily-gif'ed interview, Dave Grohl described the early impression of the internet as being reminiscent of a bathroom wall, where everyone would write their  best explicit material, usually directed toward a specific someone. … Continue reading It’s not me, but it’s probably me: pop music and passive aggression

2017 in three minutes or less: my year according to Spotify (100-90)

(credits to somewhere on Tumblr.) I saw High Fidelity for the first time in high school after countless people recommended it to me. Almost all of them would tell me John Cusack's character, Rob Gordon, reminded them of me. If you have seen the film, it's probably no surprise why I would struggle with this comparison, but … Continue reading 2017 in three minutes or less: my year according to Spotify (100-90)

fall by numbers

spotify:user:227erflpbxb3ard7tkt5yhe6i:playlist:28bDGD4HHowqpyrZRnYQbT   I've got an extremely complicated relationship with Fall. I can remember feeling unhappy in the third grade for the first time during the season because my mom made me go to church choir against my will, but that is definitely another story for another time. this playlist contains music dating back to my … Continue reading fall by numbers

Spotify Knows Me Better (or bestest) Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 69-60)

(Dad, showing Baby Me a CD. Nothing much has changed.) I'm still a little irritated that I listened to songs in 2016 I had discovered in previous years. I think it's some hidden meaning about expectations or something (there isn't much glitter in your daily life? not every man I'll meet will have the dream … Continue reading Spotify Knows Me Better (or bestest) Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 69-60)

Spotify Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 79-70)

(Does this count as a music related picture? 7th grade band recitals were the bane of my existence.) 79. "Desdemona"- T.Rex: I hadn't heard this song before one night in January at a David Bowie tribute night at The Stone Fox (R.I.P.- this place should be on an "overlooked deaths of 2016 list.) I had … Continue reading Spotify Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 79-70)

Spotify Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 89-80)

Here is the second part in my year-end series on music! This series is about my "favorites of 2016" playlist from Spotify, which is the easiest way for me to look back on my year. 2016 was a difficult year for many, and I was no exception to its "curse." I finished my last semester … Continue reading Spotify Knows Me Better Than I Know Myself (Favorites of 2016, 89-80)