Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for the Letter “B”

Alphabet Soup is an ongoing project where I write glorified love letters to my favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet. This week, we cover the letter “B.” I include all sorts of decades this time, but what do you know, I’ve even got a newer song in there, too.

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The Runaways & Edgeplay: When Formative Moments and Rewriting History Collide – Part 1 of 2

The Runaways are considered the greatest female rock band of all time, and there are two films that tell their story: Edgeplay, a 2004 documentary, and Floria Sigismondi’s 2010 Runaways biopic. For a 38-year-old man who always revered Jett and the band since adolescence, these documents caused formative crush moments, the impact of music, and hard questions about how the effects of abuse should be reconciled with grand tales of teen girls defiantly rocking out in a man’s world. Read More The Runaways & Edgeplay: When Formative Moments and Rewriting History Collide – Part 1 of 2