As Far As I Could Get

As Far As I Could Get by Florence + The Machine In the celestial vaults, I drew a bedraggled breath. Because I am unloved, I went as far as I could get. In the cedars like sparks, wasting my goddamn time. Past the museum of death and the madman yelling answers. I sail on new…

No Strings Attached

One of my most intense fangirl relationships throughout my teenage years had been with the band *NSYNC. During our courtship I had wallpapered my bedroom from floor to ceiling with posters and pictures, my shelves overflowed with assorted merchandise and paraphernalia. I had stuffed animals, buttons, books, dolls, magnets, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, pillows, and blankets….

I Wish I Was the Moon

“I Wish I Was the Moon” by Neko Case “Chimney falls and lovers blaze. I thought that I was young. Now I’ve freezing hands and bloodless veins as numb as I’ve become. I’m so tired. I wish I was the moon tonight. Last night I dreamt I’d forgotten my name, ’cause I sold my soul,…

Now Playing: Lake Street Dive – “Good Kisser”

I’m kinda mad at you guys at the moment. You knew about Lake Street Dive this whole time and you didn’t tell me about them. I am really disappointed in you. They are absolutely freakin’ amazing . . . to put it eloquently. I stumbled upon them by sheer happenstance only twenty-four hours ago, but…

From You the Flowers Grow

Whether you’re an artist, a writer, or creative mind, it can be difficult at times to find illumination in a world overflowing with darkness. We look for inspiration in a word, in a thought, an image, or in a song. We search for it everywhere, underneath every hiding spot, even in the oddest of places….

Haim “The Steps”

Rejoice, music lovers! The sisters Haim have returned to sweeten our lives with cool beats, melodic treats, and nifty vocals. The renowned trio have finally announced an official release date after months and months of teasing and sporadically dropping snippets off their third album. Women in Music: Part III will debut on April 24th with…

Seven Albums That Define Me

Have you seen those outlandish scenarios that have been plaguing Twitter recently? They’re the ones that give you a far-fetched situation and you have to choose what to do, what to say, or how to react. Have you seen the ones that put you in improbable places then ask you a moderately difficult question like,…

Now Playing: Fred Astaire – “Cheek to Cheek”

This morning, I was prepared to go into a long-winded speech about Fred Astaire and how he was my favorite actor from the golden age of Hollywood. I thought I’d tell you how he got his start in vaudeville as a young child, dancing with his sister, Adele. I thought I’d talk about Astaire’s transition…

Now Playing: Lizzo & Harry Styles – “Juice”

Get ready, my friends. Lizzo and Harry Styles are here to brighten up your day. Last week, our darling Lizzo brought out the admired pop prince at her Miami show for a juicy live duet. I’m not a Harry Styles fan by any means, but this performance was so much fun, my face turned into…

Now Playing: Florence + The Machine – “What Kind of Man”

There isn’t much more I can say about this song that hasn’t already been said. In fact, I think I’ve pretty much said it all. I have come to a realization, though. You’ll think it overly simple, but I don’t think I’ve ever said it out lout before. So, here it goes: This is one…

Now Playing: Sara Bareilles – ‘Armor”

Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we try as women, no matter how hard we fight, we’re still in the same place as we started. It can feel like we’ve made no progress at all. They tell us we’re not smart enough, pretty enough, or talented enough. They make us feel like we’re…