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A Holi Playlist

Spring is here, which means that it’s time for the best holiday that has been turned into corporate marketing that isn’t Christmas. It’s Holi!

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A Diwali Carol Playlist

It’s time to clean everything, go shopping, and eat until you explode. As I mentioned last year, I don’t know that much about Diwali. I do know there aren’t enough Diwali carols, or really any.

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Best Props in 90s Club Hits

I recently discovered that 90s club hits have spectacular music videos. My knowledge of these songs was mostly limited to hearing them during across the floor, jazz exercises at Miss Hamilton’s School of Dance. Thankfully Youtube exists, and we can rediscover these lost gems of the early 90s. Between the black leather, spaghetti straps, and […]

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Bollywood Item Songs – An Introduction, Part 2

This week we’re back with more item songs! Did you catch last week’s list? I’ll wait. Come back when you’re ready.

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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. 

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Bollywood Item Songs – An Introduction, Part 1

How do you even begin to describe the true glory and history of the Bollywood item song?

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Ranking Olivia Newton John’s “Magic”

This past weekend, I made friends watch Xanadu for the first time. I also remembered how great and terrible and 80s the soundtrack is, and I can’t stop listening to it.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Seattle Style

Local punk favorites Wimps released their latest record, an EP entitled Super Me, this month available on cassette and digital download. This release spurred me creating a whole Spotify playlist featuring local bands, all of them featuring women. Seattle seems to be the hotbed of awesome music lately beyond your Death Cabs. 

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Girl Power Pop Playlist

Are those back-to-school blues getting to you? Gearing up for a new school year is always tough whether you’re a parent, educator, or student. Let’s give your last weeks of summer with some less famous girl groups of the late 90s and early 00s because everything old is new again.

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The Best-Kept Secret in Seattle

My love of Seattle is pretty well known. My love of vinyl is definitely known. One of my LinkedIn talents is crate digging, I swear. Seattle has some amazing record stores. In fact, I have a hard time going to other cities and not comparing their stores to Seattle. My favorite record store in Seattle […]

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Boiling Heat Edition

Seattle does not have AC in most places. This has proved tough this summer as it has topped 90 a few different times. For someone who loves 40 and cloudy, the sweltering heat slays me. Luckily, music and a cold shower can keep me going on these hot days. 

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Great Moments in Musical Outrage: “Barracuda”

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart were enjoying the success of their 1976 debut album, Dreamboat Annie, when they saw the ad their record company had placed in Rolling Stone: a full-page, tabloid mockup featuring a picture of the two bare-shouldered sisters and the caption “Heart’s Wilson Sisters Confess: It Was Only Our First Time!”

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Private Hell

It has been a tough week. I am still dealing with the upcoming family gathering I will not be a part of. I am also weathering a shitstorm of anger from my mother over some trite happenings. Thank the maker for good tunes. It’s pretty much one of the few things keeping me going.

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Record Machine: Oddball Flexi Discs

Flexi discs — those thin sheets of plastic or coated paper containing music and other recordings — used to be included in magazines, fan club gifts, or other giveaways. Their popularity waned once CDs took more of a market share in the ’90s, but now Pirate Press is reviving the format with releases from Deerhoof, Napalm Death, and […]

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Early Heatwave Edition

Summer came to Seattle like a power bomb. It topped 85 a few days ago. This makes Alyson melt. I apparently was not ready for summer, though my listening tastes have prepared me for the incoming heatwave. I apologize in advance for not including the actual song, “Heatwave.”