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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Spring Edition

I can’t tell you how glad I am that it’s spring, but the weather here in Michigan just can’t seem to make up its mind. Here are some songs that are tiding me over until spring decides to officially arrive.

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Leslie Knope Edition

It’s Women’s History Month! Yay! It’s also been just a week since the ending of one of the best shows in the last ten years, Parks and Recreation. Boo! I figured what better way to celebrate two of my favorite things than making a playlist for Ms. Leslie Knope?

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Music

Record Machine: Top 5 Lindsey Buckingham Songs

After writing about Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie songs, I couldn’t very well leave out Lindsey Buckingham’s contributions to Fleetwood Mac. So let’s get to five of my favorite songs from the man himself.

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: JewelCourt edition

It is time to reveal my P-Mag birthday gift to the world! JewelCourt won my give away and was kind enough to give me an awesome birthday playlist. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well our tastes aligned.

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Music

Record Machine: Top 5 Stevie Nicks Songs

About a month ago, in honor of her rejoining the band on tour, I talked about my favorite Christine McVie songs, but we can’t forget Fleetwood Mac’s other leading lady: Stevie Nicks. Though it’s difficult to pick just five songs, let me try.

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Music

Record Machine: Top 5 Christine McVie Songs

In honor of Christine McVie returning to Fleetwood Mac and the start of the band’s extensive touring schedule, let’s talk about some of my favorite songs from the British singer.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Is A Gold Dust Woman

What better way to wash away the Tuesday night blues than with a little feeling that you, my dear, you, are a gold dust woman?

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Music

Record Machine: Mirage by Fleetwood Mac

Despite the success of the singles “Gypsy” and “Hold Me,” 1982’s Mirage is an under-appreciated Fleetwood Mac album when compared to the massiveness of their previous three. Some of its best songs were never singles, and one song became an electric experience during later reunion tours. For me, Mirage is one of their most enjoyable […]

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News

Friday News Bites: HIV Treatment Advances, Obituaries + More

This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.

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Music

Record Machine: Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

I’ve heard all the jokes about this album — that it was issued to every suburban household in the late ’70s, that used record bins are full of them, that only your uncool parents enjoy these songs — but Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours is an oft-purchased classic for a reason. It connects. For all its tendency […]

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Music

Record Machine: Fleetwood Mac, “The White Album”

Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 self-titled reboot is the band’s first album with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, but the real reason I’m talking about what is often referred to as the band’s “white album” is my birthday twin, that outstanding woman known as Christine Perfect McVie.

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Pop Culture

Pop Culture Brunch: When The Music Plays

The P-mag writers were having a discussion about the power of music in movies and on television. Spurred by this A/V Club article, which reminded me of how much I love the song “Tusk” as well as what an amazing job The Americans with said song in the pilot. 

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News

Friday News: Banned Books! Suing Cosplayers! Marriage! Oh my.

This week’s sampler platter of news errs more on the pop cultural than usual, I admit, but they all met my main criteria for selection: Upon seeing each headline, I thought, Ooh, now that’s interesting. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Music

30 Years of Music, The Bonus Round: 1982

Oh, you thought we were done with 30 Years of Music last week, did you? Why, no! Of course we need a bonus round. Because I started this column near the end of 2012, 30 years from that point would be 1982, so it’s only fitting to bring myself back for one more retro round. […]

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Music

30 Years of Music: 2004

2004! The year of my daughter’s birth, and also the year in which I felt like the decade really started to come into its own, musically. My personal favorites from this time skew a bit indie, yet I still include some popular tunes that I really dig. Let’s wander back, shall we?