It’s going to be a very long week, since I’m very busy both at home and at work. Luckily, I have some playlists at 8tracks.com all set to go. I’ve been listening to these both while working and writing, so I’ll share then with you in case you need the musical motivation. Continue reading
Listen, I’m cheating this week. I don’t own Berlin or any other Lou Reed album on vinyl, only on CD. Because the man loved to be such a contrary bastard in the name of doing what he wanted, breaking my self-imposed rules seems fitting while paying tribute. Let us talk about the rock ‘n’ roll legend who died on Sunday, at the age of 71.
Since we’re so close to NaNoWriMo, I’d like to share some of the writing playlists I use from 8tracks.com. The cool thing about 8tracks.com is that you can create a collection of certain playlists you like, and they can be streamed consecutively, giving you hours worth of music to write by during NaNo. Continue reading
Nestled with the Monkees and Donovan vinyl 45s in my collection is this fun calypso single by Lord Kitchener. Because of the song title and with so Halloween soon to arrive, I decided to give it a listen.
Without a doubt, Glasvegas is one of my favorite bands. I’ve written about them numerous times here at P-Mag, and one of these days, I’ll catch one of their gigs. There is something wholly transcendent about their music that makes me simultaneously want to do nothing but let it wash over me, yet also start writing immediately. If art’s purpose is to make one feel, then Glasvegas go above and beyond. Continue reading
“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
The leaves are getting crisp. Giant men are hitting each other for fun. Jam is being made. It is fall, which to me means new TV shows and old TV shows. Well, it means TV in general. One of the best parts of TV shows are their theme songs. I love the intersection of music and visual entertainment. So in honor of fall TV, I bring to you my favorite TV themes of all time. Continue reading
When I won a giveaway from Mom+Pop Records, I’d never heard of Sleigh Bells. Mainly, I’d entered because I wanted to win the “Varsity” 7-inch by Smith Westerns, whom I’d recently stumbled upon. Other goodies from Metric and Neon Indian were also included in the package, and I will get to talking about those records in due time. So how did I like Sleigh Bells’ 2012 album, Reign of Terror?
I am happy to say that I have finally gotten enough free time to be able to go through my iTunes and cut out all the old music I don’t listen to anymore. When I got to the Ns and started deleting Nelly songs, I was intrigued to remember that I had his old song “Tip Drill” from way back when I was a teenager. I remember being shown the video by an old friend, one that was both shocking and profanely exciting in nature to me in discovering my new-found feminine sexuality. Continue reading
Happy Monday, Persephoneers! We all know that Mondays are tough, with the return to the daily grind of the work week and all, but here are five playlists from 8tracks.com that are bound to get you through it and up your productivity level. Continue reading
I love concerts and live music. I have connected much of my personal spirituality to music since the days of sitting in my Memaw’s kitchen and listening to her sing hymns as she cooked. So in a sense, concerts and music festivals are my church, and I’ve had more what you might call transcendent experiences at concerts than I’ve had at a traditional house of worship. This weekend was no exception as I went with my best friend to the “Gentleman of the Road” festival in St. Augustine, FL, which is organized by the band Mumford and Sons and features a rotating list of musical acts that play in different cities. Now, I know that for many, Mumford and Sons is the living embodiment of this gif… Continue reading
If I believed in guilty pleasures as an excuse, I would concede that this song would rank among many a person’s list. “Sweet Caroline” is a big, triumphant song that begs for group singalongs, and I have discovered the original 45 rpm single in my inherited collection.