Mixtape: 27

Last night Reed spent about an hour before bed completing a music meme. The goal seemed simple: make a playlist featuring one song from every year you’ve been alive. Reed said, “that sounds like a challenge!” and proceeded to meet it with a cohesive mix of awesome music. When I tried to tackle the challenge this…

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Concert Recap: Regina Spektor

  On Monday, March 6, I had the opportunity to see Regina Spektor live for the first time. It was an incredible show. I’ve loved Spektor’s music for more than a decade; she appears on multiple soundtracks and scores and her music has inspired countless fanworks. I’ve been quoting her lyrics at people and putting her…

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Mixtape: Desperate for Spring

  2017 is a dumpster fire and climate change is genuinely terrifying, but the weather has been fluctuating a lot lately and it just makes me want to get on my bike and ride for hours. I really can’t wait for the weather to be consistently warm enough for me to rely on my bike…

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10 Years of Infinity On High

On February 6, Fall Out Boy’s third studio album Infinity On High turned ten. I had a hard time believing it when Reed told me, because this album has been in and out of rotation for me ever since it came out. It feels almost timeless, given that if I don’t listen to it for a…

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Christmas 2016: “I Don’t Want Any Coal” (Seriously, Though)

IT’S DECEMBER and for once, I’m not sick of Christmas music yet. Even when the playlist at work stuck me in a never-ending loop of “Holly Jolly Christmas” last week, I didn’t feel any slow-burn rage about it. I think, perhaps, this lack of anger toward holiday jingles is coming from my determination to enjoy as…

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