Record Machine: Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

Consistently listed as one of the best Riot Grrl albums, Dig Me Out is my favorite Sleater-Kinney album. It has been a fan favorite since its release in 1997.  Read More Record Machine: Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Awakening

I have started to emerge from the doldrums of the last few months. It has been a rough patch, but I am still here. Music, of course, has still provided a great outlet for me. This year has already seen amazing releases from some great long lasting bands. I have also been introduced to some great up-and-coming acts.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Awakening

Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Internet videos are amazing. We all know this. I am just glad we have massive amounts of funny music videos, crazy cat videos, and weird whatever videos. The expansiveness of the Internet has allowed me to laugh and use that laughter as self-care.  Read More Self-Care Clips, or How YouTube Saved My Life

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Weirdly Warm February

It has been unusually warm here in Seattle this February. It hit close to 65 the other day which means no-coat weather. It also means everyone got to see my awesome new Sleater-Kinney shirt I have been wearing.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Weirdly Warm February

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Superbowl Sunday Edition

It is the annual American tradition of Sportsball Sunday on February 1st. My local team, the Seattle Seahawks, are up against the Evil Empire of the National Football League, the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is Darth Vader and Bill Belichick is the Emperor. Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and the rest of the Hawks will be up for the task.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Superbowl Sunday Edition

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Hello 2015

2014 was kind of shit to a lot of people, me included. While there were some high points, it seemed like 2014 just messed a lot of things up for plenty of people. It felt like a whole year of upheaval. The end of 2014 was especially triggering for me; not only did I feel left out of the holidays because of work and distance, but the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn really hit close to home. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Hello 2015

39 Years Later: Recasting “Rocky Horror” For A New Generation

My wife and I pulled out one of our annual Halloween rituals recently: we watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We both love the movie, and by love, I mean we will do the call backs and throw popcorn even if it’s just the two of us. We started talking about who we would cast if we were to remake the movie today. VH1 had a celebrity-filled 25th Anniversary Special and that was kind of our jumping off point. I started tweeting who I thought would make awesome choices.  Read More 39 Years Later: Recasting “Rocky Horror” For A New Generation

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Sleater-Kinney Edition.

If you follow me on any social media platform, you know since Friday/Saturday I have been squeeing a lot. About a month ago, I found out Sub Pop Records was releasing a career spanning limited edition vinyl box set of Sleater-Kinney. I am a pretty huge fan of Sleater-Kinney, though most of the albums came to me later in life. I unfortunately did not get to be a Riot Grrl in middle or high school. I ordered the box set as a birthday present and was fondly looking forward to getting it.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Sleater-Kinney Edition.