Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Happy Wednesday, all! It’s the middle of the week, and I’m trying to get through. Here’s a playlist of songs that are helping me cope. A lot of these songs are ones that I’ve known since I was really young, so I guess that must mean something. Read More Persephone Playlist: Ten Songs Getting Me Through This Week, Midweek Edition

Record Collecting Bucket List

I checked a record off my collecting bucket list this last week.  The record, Moon Colony Bloodbath by The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice, had become an all consuming obsession ever since I heard John play a song at a Mountain Goats solo show.  Thanks to Uncle Sam, I was able to afford to buy it.  Read More Record Collecting Bucket List

Expat Ramblings: The Pub Quiz

My list is getting shorter and shorter: Not only did I finally go to Stonehenge, I also took part in my first pub quiz last week! It took a while to find the right place for the right day, but there we were on a Sunday night, young, carefree and ready for all kinds of humiliation. Read More Expat Ramblings: The Pub Quiz

The Music of My Youth: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

Recently I’ve been revisiting a lot of the music of my youth.  Usually when we say something like this, we are talking about our teen years, but I’ve been listening to the music that permeated the airwaves of my childhood.  I was born in the ’70s, so I’m talking about artists like James Taylor, Billy Joel and Elton John. Read More The Music of My Youth: It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me