My Top 300 Movies :: 191-195

191. Joe vs. the Volcano A journey of self-discovery taken when the worst is expected, when the clanging chimes of mortality are ringing in the distance, or when the mundane and the miserable are just too much to take anymore, whatever fuels it, that rebellious, brave and maybe crazy desire to just go and really live…

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Jenny Lewis :: Now Hear This

Jenny Lewis always seems to bring around new music just when I need it, whether with her work with Rilo Kiley, or her collaborations with The Watson Twins or Johnathan Rice, or even with Postal Service. Her raw and real take on Los Angeles, relationships, love, friendship, ambition, sex, and life resonates deeply with me.…

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My Top 300 Movies :: 186-190

186. Adult World Movies about writers are a big love of mine, as are coming of age stories, whether reality based stories, or works of fantasy. Amy is a struggling writer, a lost girl looking to sort out who she is in the world, and in many ways she is a blank slate of life experience.…

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Take me anywhere :: Under the Covers

There is a Light That Never Goes Out (live) :: Pete Yorn Some days I don’t know what to say about any of it. Brush it off and look away, chalk it up to another indecision, another bad decision, or a detour that went nowhere fast. It was a case of the right place at…

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Let’s Make Out with Music :: Alphabet Playlists :: The Letter C

Let’s Make Out with Music :: Alphabet Playlists Come Back Around, Come Back To Me :: The Letter C Listen here on Spotify Celebrity Skin :: Hole Coffee & TV :: Blur Come Pick Me Up :: Ryan Adams Cry, Cry :: Mazzy Star Candy :: Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson Cuts You Up :: Peter Murphy…

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FLTS :: Letting me down again

James (live) :: The Bangles “I knew it’d turn out like this, I’m keeping one foot on the train. And I must be a masochist, to ever take up with you, James.” Fucking love this song Friday

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Friday Five :: Songs about the Beach

Songs About the Beach Maybe its June sinking in, maybe its my itch to get out of the indoors, out of my office, out of air conditioners and artificial lights and be outside, or maybe its because my soul feels freer by the ocean. Whatever the reason, I have had the beach on my mind…

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I’m not the kinda girl who gives up just like that :: Throwback Thursday

The Tide is High :: Blondie from the album, Autoamerican Throwback Thursday “Every girl wants you to be her man, but I’ll wait my dear ’til it’s my turn.” A Little History: The Tide is High is a 1967 song written by John Holt, originally performed by the Jamaican group The Paragons, with John Holt as lead singer. The…

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It happened one Summer :: SOTD

Keep Art Alive :: Art by Sylvia Ji “Sometimes I never leave, but sometimes I would. Sometimes I stay too long, sometimes I would.” Essie never wanted to go on a family trip, not that Summer, not with her messed up family. No, Essie had made all her Summertime plans, had taken a job at…

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Quintessential Albums :: Mazzy Star :: So Tonight That I Might See

Quintessential Album Series :: So Tonight That I Might See (1993) :: Mazzy Star A Little History: So Tonight That I Might See was the second studio album by Mazzy Star, released on October 5, 1993. The album’s opening track, Fade Into You, was the band’s only single to make the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at # 44. The song…

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