Why 1994 Matters to Me: Part 2

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Following up last week’s nostalgia trip is the last ten albums of 1994 that really stir up memories for me. This part of the list made me a little misty eyed again thinking about life and death. Thinking about mortality really gets to me sometimes and it’s been a hard week for me personally. 

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Lyrics That Get Me Every Time

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I am, to coin a phrase, all about the wordplay. While I love beautiful music, music with a beat, and music with a purpose, what I love most of all is music that makes me repeat its lyrics over and over. I love music with visual words, that tear at my heart a little bit and remind me to feel … Read More

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Why 1994 Matters to Me: Part 1

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It’s a weird feeling, getting older — nostalgia might hit you at anytime. I work with people who were born after the subjects of this column were released. I am guessing for people born in the late ’60s or early ’70s, the death of John Lennon is seen as the separation between that generation and the next. For me, it is … Read More

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Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World

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On Sunday, prolific and well-known reviewer and critic for the Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, released an article on Glyndebourne’s production of Rosenkavalier, and oh, is it a train wreck rife with body shaming and misogyny.

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Record Machine: “Falling Down (A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind)” by Oasis and Amorphous Androgynous

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With this week marking the 20th anniversary of Oasis’ Definitely Maybe arriving in the world, I needed even less minimal encouragement to talk once more about the band. Because I do not own that outstanding album on vinyl, and because I’d need a book-length space (á la 33 1/3 Books) to fully articulate my thoughts, instead let’s turn our attention to Oasis’ … Read More

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Record Machine: “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” by The Royal Guardsmen

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Though I am no great Peanuts fan, I find this single in my collection somewhat adorable because it would have been something my dad purchased as an eleven-year-old. It’s bubblegum in the same way The Monkees were around the same time period, with the band capitalizing on the Beatles’ success by picking a British-themed name.

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What We Learned From the Eurovision Song Contest

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I made a friend watch the Eurovision, something she had somehow never done before, and halfway through Saturday night she remarked that she didn’t have much experience with the whole thing, but wasn’t it a bit weird this year? To which there was only one correct answer: no, it was a pretty average Eurovision night.

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Which Music Streaming Service is Best?

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These days, everyone seems to be using a different streaming service. Facebook is littered with notifications on what your great-aunt Prudence is listening to (who knew she liked Kanye?), and the options for streaming are approaching limitless. So how do you decide which service is right for you? How do you sift through the dozens of providers and make a … Read More

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