Friday News Bites: Planned Parenthood Updates, Political Maneuvering + More

Greetings, unicorns, and Happy Friday. This week’s news updates are a little more entertainment-heavy at the end, but first let’s get to this week’s politics and other newsy items:

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Record Machine: 3 New York Songs Without Frank Sinatra

Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.

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High Fives: Sara Habein

I had the pleasure to discuss music with one of my favorite people in the world, our own Sara Habein. We know how much I love lists and rankings, and it seems that having a discussion about music and adding rankings to things is right up my alley. I had so much fun having a little back and forth with Sara.  Read More High Fives: Sara Habein

Record Machine: 3 Favorite 2014 Albums + Most Anticipated 2015 Release

Let’s change up Record Machine a little this week and talk about three albums I don’t have on vinyl, though they are all available in that format.

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Friday News Bites: Animals! Marriage! Space! Oh My.

Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve got an oddball assortment of stories I found interesting, plus some great new developments on the marriage equality front.

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30 Years of Music: 2005

Reviewing 2005 in music surprised me somewhat because I’d forgotten how many of my favorite albums were released that year. So please, let me metaphorically shove them into your hands.

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30 Years of Music: 2003

My roundup of personal favorites from 2003 errs a bit on the interconnected nature of music. One artist knows another who worked with another who was inspired by another, and on and on. I enjoy seeing and hearing my favorites overlap, as it’s just one more way to show that art is not created in a vacuum. So let’s get to it:

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30 Years of Music: 2002

2002 was a strange year, musically, in that there was not a lot of music that really excited me at the time. Many of the songs featured this week are those I’ve discovered in retrospect, with a fair number of songs coming from a music collection other than my own. Still, many of my usual favorites manage to sneak their way in, so let’s get started:

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