My Weekly Top Ten :: The Week of October 14

My Top Ten :: Week of 10/14/13 1. Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando I am not a “judge a book by it’s cover” kind of girl, but when I was at the library last weekend I stumbled upon this book and was taken completely by the cover, and ended up checking it out without knowing a thing about it. The words inside, thus far (I’m about halfway through), have lived up to the cover. I am a sucker for stories about amusement parks and real life fantastical mysteries, as well as a fan of both YA novels and stories … Continue reading My Weekly Top Ten :: The Week of October 14

I had to close my eyes :: VOTD

Little Star :: Stina Nordenstam from the album, Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack Directed by Michel Gondry Chances are, if you know Stina Nordenstam from anywhere, it will be from this one song. Little Star appeared not only on Stina Nordenstam’s And She Closed Her Eyes, but the soundtrack for Romeo + Juliet, which turns out to be quite a prolific album. Radiohead shows up on it, as do Garbage, Everclear, Craig Armstrong and a host of others. But the big single from this soundtrack is one you’ll know even better: Lovefool by the Cardigans. They’re no strangers no Nordenstam comparisons, either. OK, some … Continue reading I had to close my eyes :: VOTD

They used to dance in the garden in the middle of the night :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Tara McPherson “Oh you were a vampire, and baby, I’m walking dead.” Prior to the Twilight sparklers and the diary writers, I fell in love with the story and overall lore of the vampire. I was a very young girl when I caught my first classic vampire movie, Dracula with Bela Lugosi, followed soon after by the vampire story arc on the short-lived television series, Cliffhangers. I was not scared by these fanged undead, instead I was intrigued, and as I grew older that intrigue continued, coupling together with attraction and passionate interest. I … Continue reading They used to dance in the garden in the middle of the night :: SOTD

My So-Called Life :: Favorite TV Thursday

My So-Called Life Favorite TV A Little History: My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It originally aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to January 26, 1995 and was distributed by The Bedford Falls Company with ABC Productions. Set at the fictional Liberty High School, it follows the emotional travails of several teenagers who are all in the social circle of main character Angela Chase, played by Claire Danes. The critically acclaimed but short-lived show ended in a cliffhanger with the expectation that it would be picked up for an additional season, but it was officially canceled on May 15, … Continue reading My So-Called Life :: Favorite TV Thursday