So the Game of Thrones finale happened. Many people are unhappy with it. As mentioned in a prior blog post, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until earlier this year, and I recognize that makes my relationship with the show different from that of most fans. This was the first time I really got to experience the frenzy of anticipation and fan theories that goes a long with … Continue reading Dear GoT Fans: Winter Came, So Can We Chill For a Sec?
May 14, Salute (deluxe edition) by Little Mix Genre: Pop Year: 2013 Runtime: 58:19 Total Number of Tracks: 16, including four bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those four, three are bonus songs and one is an acoustic version of “Little Me,” which is on the standard edition but the acoustic version is not. Songs you might know: – “Salute” – “Move” – “Little Me” My … Continue reading An Album a Day: Salute
May 8, Badlands by Halsey Genre: Um… Alternative Pop? Maybe? Year: 2015 Runtime: 40:03 Total Number of Tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Castle” – “New Americana” – “Colors” – “Ghost” My prior relationship with the album: I was first introduced to Halsey when one of my friends got rather obsessed with her back in 2015, but I didn’t bother listening to Badlands myself until a year later … Continue reading An Album a Day: Badlands
Over the years, my dad has talked to me about major moments in television and movie history that he lived through. He’s told me about the shock that was the M*A*S*H finale. He’s told me about the “who shot JR” episode of Dallas. His eyes light up when he tries to explain how mind-blowing it was to see Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, when such a film was … Continue reading The Beauty of Bandwagons (SPOILER FREE!)
April 30, Living Room by AJR Genre: Pop, but like if people with artistic sensibilities made it. Year: 2015 Runtime: 46:02 Total tracks: 13 Songs you might know: – “Infinity” – “I’m Ready” My prior relationship with this album: I never really bothered with Living Room until a year and a half ago when AJR released their sophomore album, The Click. After that album stole my heart, I went back and listened to Living … Continue reading An Album a Day: Living Room
1. Welcome to New York 2. Blank Space 3. Style 4. Out Of The Woods 5. All You Had To Do Was Stay 6. Shake It Off 7. I Wish You Would 8. Bad Blood 9. Wildest Dreams 10. How You Get The Girl 11. This Love 12. I Know Places 13. Clean Continue reading Taylor Swift’s 1989: A GIF Review
April 20, Wild Things by Ladyhawke Genre: Pop Year: 2016 Runtime: 37:48 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “A Love Song” – “Wild Things” My prior relationship with this album: I first discovered Ladyhawke/Wild Things because several songs were on rotation at the store where I used to work. The one that really sold me was “Golden Girl.” Upbeat and catchy, I was always excited when it came … Continue reading An Album a Day: Wild Things
So over the last few months I have watched the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones for the first time. I knew such an occasion needed to be commemorated with a blog post. But how does one put together a think piece on seven seasons of television that have already generated far too many think pieces? I can’t. Hell, I can’t even remember how to spell … Continue reading 22 Crazy Things That Probably Won’t Happen On GoT Season 8, But Who Knows?
April 13, Penguin Prison by Penguin Prison Genre: That ’80s synthpop stuff that was not actually made in the ’80s Year: 2011 Runtime: 46:17 Total tracks: 11 Songs you might know: – “Don’t Fuck With My Money” – “Golden Train” – “Something I’m Not” – “The Worse It Gets” – “Fair Warning” My prior relationship with this album: I was first introduced to this album on a mini … Continue reading An Album a Day: Penguin Prison
April 11, I Love You Like a Brother by Alex Lahey Genre: Pop punk. I mean, Wikipedia says “alternative rock” but I feel like if it had been made 10 years ago it would’ve been pop punk. Year: 2017 Runtime: 35:52 Total tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “Every Day’s the Weekend” – “I Love You Like a Brother” – “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of … Continue reading An Album a Day: I Love You Like a Brother