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Weird Friendless Kid

7 Sep

It’s not that starting my student teaching in an elementary school made me IMMEDIATELY think of this song or anything…

Clinging to Summer with The Like

6 Sep

So maybe the ladies of The Like seem a tiny bit entitled (all three young L.A. members have music industry dads) and obnoxious in their too-cute retroliciousness, but they’re also talented and fun and oh-so-summery. I was blasting this in my car Labor Day weekend to try to cling to the last teeny rays of summer sun and freedom. Ah, maybe it’s rainy and cold and sad, but you can still have fun with The Like:

 

Indie Rawk Girlz Runnin Songs

9 Aug

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this one is a reeeeeeeally fast runnin song!

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er, not really indie or ladymade, but it features a Korean girl group!

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Any other suggestions?

How to Be Alone

3 Aug

by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis.

And another by these two!

I’m a fan of Tanya Davis’ jams in general. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She’s won the CBC (Canadian NPR) National Poetry Face-Off twice!

Ooooh, I wanna go visit Halifax now!

 

tUnE-YarDs

28 Jul

Merrill Garbus made this nice music.

The music is something different/arresting and the videos are cool:

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Thank you thank you thank you for reclaiming ukulele as something that allows an actual range of sound and emotion, not solely sickly sweet in that cutesy-girlie-barf fest that it seems to have become.

Songs I Liked in 8th Grade (Aging Myself!)

23 Jul

I was scared of boys but liked all these relationship-y songs I didn’t really understand.

Remember when Paula Cole was “the next big thing”? She wasn’t. T_T. Also, people got mad that she had armpit hair. I thought that was funny. I listened to This Fire so much that I could sing EVERY song in the shower.

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Recently Lisa Loeb had a dating show :/ Look it up yourself, I don’t want to link it it seemed sad.

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Thought I’d have my own She’s All That moment at the school dance??

9-5

22 Jul

In honor of the end of the work week, here is 1980’s 9-5.

While directed by a dude, it’s ladywritten (Patricia Resnick) and ladystarred with the incredible ladycast of Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda!

The premise (IMDB): Three female employees of a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” find a way to turn the tables on him.

And, oh do they everrr. It’s a kind of silly movie, but in a happy, nice, really funny way. But also a little dark, as you can see below!

And Dolly Parton’s 9-5 WILL get stuck in your head forever if you watch this: