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Friday News Bites: Short and Semi-Sweet

After two weeks in a row with story after dreadful story, let’s have something short and with some sweet, sweet karma.

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Music

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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Music

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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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Hello 2015

2014 was kind of shit to a lot of people, me included. While there were some high points, it seemed like 2014 just messed a lot of things up for plenty of people. It felt like a whole year of upheaval. The end of 2014 was especially triggering for me; not only did I feel […]

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Music

Record Machine: In The City by The Jam

I woke up with the Paul Weller song “From The Floorboards Up” stuck in my head, and it felt like as good a sign as any to talk about his old band in this week’s column.

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Music

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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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Collecting Things

After buying Late Registration by Kanye West on vinyl yesterday, I continued to add to my record collection. I have always been a collector. I started with stuffed animals when I was a wee one. Like I had 25 Care Bears and probably 20 or so other assorted stuffed animals. Then it became baseball cards, Magic […]

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week

I listen to a lot of music. If I am out of the house and not actively engaging someone, I am listening to music. My headphones go on the minute I leave my apartment. Partly this keeps people from talking to me on the bus or on the street, and partly it’s because my brain […]

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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

Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter J

Just maybe, just maybe, The Letter J might feature a lot of my favorite songs that start with the word “Just.”  What? That’s JUST how it is. *ahem*

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Ayuh Music: The Clash’s “Give ‘Em Enough Rope”

It’s a quick column this week, dear readers, as Mr. Brum and I are moving house. Not very far, and I don’t own very much, but the six crates of Doctor Who VHS tapes that Mr. Brum carts around everywhere are rather heavy. We needed an album that was punchy, fast-paced, and kept our spirits up. […]