Record Machine: “Euphoria, Take My Hand”/ “Georgia, Walk With Me” by Glasvegas

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. Read More Record Machine: “Euphoria, Take My Hand”/ “Georgia, Walk With Me” by Glasvegas

Record Machine: “The Roller” by Beady Eye, Limited Edition Single

Friends, I can’t help it – if one of my favorite musicians puts out a limited edition or otherwise rare piece of music, I am compelled to buy it. Yes, sometimes those special releases are beyond personal affordability, but when Beady Eye released their single “The Roller” as a numbered 7″, I had to own it.

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30 Years of Music: 2011

2011 became the year when so many of my favorites decided to have new releases, and it became a very happy listening time. In some ways, it’s difficult to say which song from the following fifteen is my favorite, but once you reach the end, it will be obvious to anyone who has followed my music writing. Still, play all these songs and enjoy. I hope you love them.

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The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh (Part 2)

To recap ““ last week, I mused on the novels I read in 2011. My quantity count was high but my quality count was low, low, low. Last week looked at 4 novels that I would count among the “bad.” Next week will get to the “good.” But this week, let’s talk about the “meh.” Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, The Bad, and The Meh (Part 2)

The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)

Here at Persephone, we pride ourselves on being a bunch of bookish book lovers (you saw the Middlemarch Madness, right?), and I am no exception. A few years back, I realized that I had been neglecting reading in favor of my long-term romantic partner, Television, and that my brain (and conversational skills) was showing the neglect. So I started keeping track of my reading habits, trying to one up myself in the number of books I read every year. This works out swell for me, because in addition to being bookish and clever, I am one competitive bitch. Read More The Books I Read Last Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Meh (Part 1)