30 Years of Music: 1993

1993! You are a wealth of musical riches! How am I to be happy with a mere ten songs of your excellence? By picking fifteen instead, that’s how. Turn up yer speakers, kids, we have a bit of (almost) everything this week.

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30 Years of Music: 1986

1986, already! The year of my brother’s birth. I venture outside of my usual musical territory this time around, and let us all be better for it. Behold…

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Grandma Had it Goin’™ On: Your Guide to Vintage Fashion of the 1980s

Like, ohmyGod, it’s totally 80s over here! Do you still own Hammer pants? Well, that’s too bad–they’re not back in. Carolina Herrera does not go near that shit, people. But you can wear the 80s today if you dare, radical ladies. So put on your Madonna and let’s talk about the 1980s!

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None of Your Business (My Weight)

I’ve recently started training with a personal trainer, and in a few short sessions I’ve started to see really impressive results. I’m really happy with the work I’ve been doing and the muscles I’m gaining. I am really unhappy with the comments I’ve been getting from people I hardly know (my super, my neighbor who I rarely see, acquaintances I haven’t seen in 2 years, etc.) asking if I’ve lost weight. I know that most of our readers are tired of weight gain or loss being a topic of conversation that people feel is appropriate (pro tip: it’s not). So instead of writing a long post about how annoyed I am, I have decided to write an anthem that I think I will record and pass out to everyone who wants to talk about weight. Read More None of Your Business (My Weight)

Weekend Open Thread: Join Us in the Persephone Lounge

It’s Friday, people! Which means another week under our belts, and another weekend to look forward to. We unleashed some exciting changes for our commenters, including previewing and formatting your comments, and the ability to add pictures. I encourage you to play with these new features as you start unwinding for the weekend. To kick the weekend off, here’s one of the Billboard Top 100 songs of my junior year in high school (coming in at a respectable #29):