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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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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Album of the Year Edition

There is nothing I love more than music. It is for this reason that I love debating end-of-the-year best album lists. Music is subjective, even among friends who share similar tastes. I ran some of these names by some of my closest friends, and a few gave me the stink eye. 

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Penultimate Tracks

While researching my last column, I realized that a lot of second-to-last tracks were amazing. Like the final track edition, some of my favorites, like “Putting the Damage On” have already been used in some of my previous columns.

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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.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane this Week: America Edition

Last week, Americans celebrated our independence from the crown by getting drunk and shooting explosives everywhere. That’s freedom! I can critically think about why America is a terrible place sometimes. My patriotism is working to make my country a better place, not accepting the idea of us being superior at face value. I realize some of […]

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Depression Fighting Edition

Depression really sucks. It is so hard to explain to people who don’t have mental health issues what depression is like. It is a bleak, dark sadness that comes to me at various times. Sometimes it’s fleeting; sometimes it sticks to me like I am superglue. While transition has cleared up a lot of my […]

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Love and Acceptance: A Punk Rock Show

As everyone knows, I am a huge music fan. I love going to concerts. To me, concerts are like going to church. I get sucked in to the music zone and lose my worldly place and usually get very philosophical and wax poetic on life after them. Very few concerts have been life changing, but […]

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Vacation Edition

Vacation always takes a lot out of me. The travelling part is always the hardest, especially if you are stuck in a flying tube at 40,000 feet. I hate flying more than most people; luckily, the magic little box full of music kept my mind off of the flight. 

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Oh My God, Stop Complaining About the New Against Me! Album

Heaven forbid a songwriter write about something major happening in her life.

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread Don’t Know Nothin’ About Redemption

It’s our first weekend back in business since school started, and I’m pooped.

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Music Perspectives

Where are all the Riot Grrrls?: Sexism and Punk Rock

I started out wanting to write about how I don’t think the punk world is really sexist. After all, I’ve been going to shows since I was 16 and haven’t personally experienced overt hostility, assault, or discrimination. But once I really sat down to think about it, I realized, much to my own dismay, the […]