10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

I can hear a good or not-so-good tune and it transports me back to a time and place when it became important to me. I have a knack for strong memories tied to songs.  Read More 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Memories

10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week-Last Track Edition

This list is inspired by KEXP’s morning radio host. He did two days’ worth of closing tracks from albums, and a lot of them were awesome. Unfortunately, I have already blown through a few last tracks on a few of my other lists. Both “Hurt” and “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” are final tracks. Read More 10 Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week-Last Track Edition

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Gah! I Am Old Edition

Pandora and Spotify are some of the best apps ever developed. The ability to have most music at the touch of your finger without paying for the rights is amazing. This has sucked up my phone data hardcore, but this week, Pandora delivered some old memories. I was a sucker for pop punk and post hardcore in the early 2000s, so my Pandora station based on Jimmy Eat World really helped encapsulate all of that scene. I began to feel nostalgic and fell down the wiki hole looking up old bands and old tracks. Thanks to The Stranger (Seattle’s best alternative weekly), I noticed the Ataris were playing at the Showbox. Apparently, they are playing a reunion tour of sorts with musicians from the So Long Astoria-era (an album that came out 11 years ago!). These two things made me feel so old, but also inspired this list.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Gah! I Am Old Edition

TDG: 3/3

Good morning, Persephoneers!  It’s Thursday again already, which means we’re all in the home stretch of this week.  Yay! We’ve got a pretty good day in store for you, lots of good pieces to read are stashed in the hopper.  Plus, day 3 of Middlemarch voting @7p EST.  Read More TDG: 3/3