Category: Jam Sesh

Do You Listen to Music at Work?

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I get too distracted by my favorite auditory medium- podcasts- so music provides a nice background noise while I tap tap tap away at my keyboard, as one does. During the most basic tasks I can jam along to Kesha, Macklemore, and Miley Cyrus (recently at least), but for more focused work I rely…

The State of Affairs

Last week, I was planning a 2-day post detailing what would have been my first stab at going to a concert alone. Though solo concert-going may be a trivial endeavor to some, I tend to be of the mindset that I enjoy concerts more when I’m enjoying the music alongside my friends. The concert in question required the presence of…

A Nod to the Pod(cast)

In 7th grade, one of the electives that my middle school had available was something like “digital communications.” I can’t remember the exact name, but what I do remember about the class was that we were required to record and upload a podcast to iTunes as one of the projects. This was my first introduction to podcasts, and I don’t…

Listen Up

There are periods of time when I am obsessed with a single artist or song, and times where I am really into one genre. Lately though, I’ve been feeling less of those intense emotions towards music. Maybe I’m just mellowing out, but I doubt it because this post-college life definitely feels crazy. I thought I would share some of those…

Kesha’s New Album is What We Need To Survive 2017

They won’t break my spirit/I won’t let them win I’ll just keep on living/ The way I want to live Kesha starts her new album Rainbow with “Bastards,” a pared down guitar-and-vocals proclamation of staying strong in the face of bastards, assholes, and mean girls. Her next song, “Let ‘Em Talk,” brings the same idea into a classic pop rock mix…

Your Podcast Update

So I know we’ve discussed podcast recommendations here, here, and here, but new ones are popping up ALL THE TIME and here I am to help you keep up! Read on for my current top listens: Talking in Circles Laura Miller’s new podcast is phenomenal. She publishes interviews with friends and family about mental health issues, and somehow keeps the…

PSA: Grey Worm is a Musician

He (Grey Worm aka Jacob Anderson) performs under the name Raleigh Ritchie and music is actually his main thing. He’s been playing music since he was 14, he’s opened for Kendrick Lamar, and in 2016 he released an album called You’re a Man Now, Boy. Who knew, right?!? Check out one of his songs here: Picture via Evening Standard

Retreat Recap + Playlist

This past weekend, four of us hopped into the car and bypassed the Gilroy Garlic Festival (though not its traffic-*sigh*) in favor of a weekend in Santa Barbara. It was three days of lounging on comfy white duvets, munching on homemade bread topped with TJ’s everything bagel spice, slurping up espressos, boogie boarding, snapping photos (in my case, endless amounts),…

What I’m Listening to Now

Francois and the Atlas Mountains – Perpétuel Eté If anyone wants to take a similar photo to the one above, hit me up because it looks so fun! Maybe in the winter time when it’s cold enough to wear sweaters again. Or we could meet in San Francisco, where summers are always reliably cold. Anyway, the sweater-connected folks above are…

Roadtrip Beets*

*Veggie Pun Intended   Let’s be honest 2016 was a great year for the world of music. Everyone seemed to have something to say from Solange Knowles to Kaytranada (more on the top albums from 2016 here). Although we are already over halfway through 2017, I’m still stuck in the past. Recently I have been binge listening to Banks most…