Tag: Music

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…

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…

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

I Was Busy Thinking ‘Bout Boys

I’m obsessed with the music video for Charli XCX’s new single “Boys.” A lot has already been written about how it “flips the male gaze on its head,” and you can find plenty of unofficial rankings of the 60 boys who appear in the video, and there’s even a “Boys” Snapchat filter, but I’d recommend you’d start by seeing the magic…

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…

Laid-Back Work Playlist

Hello worker bees! Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Here’s my current work playlist, exciting enough to keep me interested, but generally happy and low key enough to have in my ears even while thinking critically about freshwater quality (in my case). Note: it might require a couple listens to become background noise, especially for the songs your brain hasn’t heard yet.…

A Playlist We’re Looking Forward To

  All of us rad-ish writers have different things going on this summer, but one thing we all fit into our summer plans was to spend a weekend together in July to hang out, brainstorm about the blog, and soak up some much needed California sunshine (Santa Barbara, to be specific). For the drive up (or down, depending on who…