This week’s roundup is video heavy, so pause your Spotify playlist and let’s get to it.
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?
A Playlist of Relationships and Breakups
While creating an Ultimate ’90s Playlist, I got to thinking about my past crushes and relationships. Probably because of the influence of TV and movies, I tend to associate specific songs with each person. Like how on Friends, “With or Without You” was used for Ross and Rachel. My playlist is roughly in chronological order. Roughly. […]
5 Songs That Irritate the Activism In Me
When you spend a lot of time discussing and reading about social issues, entertainment is no longer viewed through the same lens. Sometimes overhearing the most seemingly benign pop song will irritate me, and I’m off on a rant…
Jezebel posted an article on Saturday with a compilation of remarks from celebrities, commenting on what it means to be a feminist.
P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1985
In 1985, I was twelve. I had short feathered hair, wore my jeans rolled and wore flourescent jelly bracelets like it was my job. That year I wore teddy bear sweatshirts, pined for Guess! jeans, and I truly believed that “Life is not a spectator sport” (thanks, Reebok).
30 Years of Music: 1998
Apparently, my tastes and 1998 are nearly all about the block rockin’ beats.
30 Years of Music: 1994
What a great year 1994 was for music. Once again, I’ve found it nearly impossible to limit myself to just ten great songs and have instead picked fifteen while still leaving out so many that I hope we’ll talk about in the comments. Let’s start with some more pop tracks and finish with the rock […]
30 Years of Music: 1989
This project has reminded me that there are never really “bad” years in music, only years where one should really pay more attention and not let cool-kid-opinion color what you like. 1989, at a glance, might not seem like all that special of a year, but I still had to think about how I would […]
30 Years of Music: 1986
1986, already! The year of my brother’s birth. I venture outside of my usual musical territory this time around, and let us all be better for it. Behold…
30 Years of Music: 1983
Since we’ve reached the end of my ongoing Alphabet Soup column, I’ve spent some time considering how I might continue to satisfy my musical list-making urges. I wanted something with a nice round number, something that keeps giving me the chance to talk about music I love, rather than what is “important.” Sometimes, love and […]
Oh, friends, D has a surprising amount of great songs. I probably could have easily swapped in so many here, but sometimes my choices come down to two criteria: 1) Do I have a story behind loving this song? 2) Every time I hear this song, do I say/think, “This really is one of the […]
Like, ohmyGod, it’s totally 80s over here! Do you still own Hammer pants? Well, that’s too bad–they’re not back in. Carolina Herrera does not go near that shit, people. But you can wear the 80s today if you dare, radical ladies. So put on your Madonna and let’s talk about the 1980s!
This Open Thread Is Breathless
Carilynn’s post earlier today about Madonna reminded me how much I love Madonna’s soundtrack to Dick Tracy, entitled I’m Breathless. I had the cassette back in the day, but I just went and downloaded it off iTunes and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. Even though I just did Madonna a couple weeks ago, I’m […]
My Life With Madonna
I thought I would do a diary entry on my life through Madonna, so here goes. I was not much into music at the beginning of her career as I was still pretty young. I was only six years old when “Everybody,” “Burning Up,” and “Holiday” came out. I do remember seeing the videos for […]