All posts tagged: Musical

27 Songs

Tomorrow I turn 27 (yikes!), and since I’ve been doing a birthday post every year since my 24th birthday, I decided I should keep the tradition going strong. In the past I posted 24 Lessons in 24 Years, 25 of My Favorite Things, and 26 Goals for my 26th Year, and this year I’m sharing 27 of my favorite songs. This doesn’t come close to showcasing all of my favorites, but it does cover some of them! ūüôā This list is very random and in no particular order. If we share any favorites let me know in the comment section below. ‚̧ 1.¬†Let Me Roll It¬†– Wings 2. Zodiac Shift¬†– Flying Lotus 3. Riders on the Storm¬†– The Doors 4. I Am Woman¬†– Helen Reddy 5. Femme Fatale – The Velvet Underground & Nico 6. Where I Wanna Be¬†– Shade Sheist 7. Feel it All Around¬†– Washed Out 8. Dock of the Bay¬†– Otis Redding 9. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li (The Magician Remix) 10. Modern Love¬†– David Bowie 11. Don’t Let Me Be …

PLAYLIST: Current Mood

Listed below is a bit of what I’ve been listening to lately – what I’m calling my¬†current mood playlist. Most of it’s old stuff, or songs I’ve been into for years, but some of it’s new to me. Getting a record player (check out¬†Fun with Vinyl) has in many ways¬†reinvigorated¬†my love of music and made it¬†a priority in my life again. In high school I was constantly listening to¬†new bands and artists, going to concerts, and exchanging mix CD’s with my friends. Over the years I’ve lost a bit of that enthusiasm, but I’m trying to get it back. Music is a gift to indulge in and share, so let me know what you’re listening to. What’s on your¬†current mood playlist?

Fun with Vinyl

My boyfriend and I, after years of wanting one, finally invested in a record player. Though¬†I’m guilty of romanticizing records, I can’t help but adore them.¬†Albums are fun and beautiful. Rummaging is an adventure. Listening is an experience. Not only do¬†vinyl records produce a spectacular sound, but they require an¬†active listener. The Spotify experience, for example, is wildly different. I can just put on an artist, algorithmically driven radio station, or expertly curated playlist and listen passively for hours. But with records you’re constantly flipping sides, changing speeds, and pulling the disks¬†out of their sleeves and slipping them back in again. You’re picking¬†dust off the stylus, or wiping smudges from the vinyl grooves. This interaction with the physicality of the record itself is also something I¬†appreciate about vinyl: that it’s¬†tangible. I can hold an album in my hands and examine its cover or the dips that circle its surface. I have to¬†move each¬†record from one spot to another with delicate precision. I clean them often. To actually¬†hold onto the medium from which my music comes …

Charming and Thoughtful, “Young Like Us” Explores Female Friendships Amidst the Complications of Post-College Life

Oh the trials and tribulations of post-college life. We’re led to believe that once we graduate everything will fall perfectly into place, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Life becomes exponentially more complicated, and the friends who were¬†like¬†family during college¬†are now drifting in opposite directions. At times, it’s a struggle even knowing who you are or where you’re going. How do you continue on your own down the path you’ve foraged? And how do you keep your friendships together in the process? “Young Like Us”¬†– a charming and thoughtful eight-episode web series on YouTube – asks these questions and more. The series features three ex-roommates, Mia, Ava, and Charlie, who start a fake band in order to sustain their bond¬†after they’ve graduated and moved out of their Brooklyn apartment. Their band-practice room becomes a place of refuge, where they can escape together and share the tales of their daily struggles and triumphs. Through their music, the characters are able to explore feelings about¬†relationships, sexuality, identity, and what the future may hold. In each …

50 Years of ‘The Sound of Music’

Today marks the 50th anniversary of¬†The Sound of Music¬†–¬†released on March 2, 1965. Directed and produced by Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,¬†The Sound of Music¬†is considered one of the most iconic musicals in the history of American film. An adaptation of the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical of the same title, the story is based on Maria von Trapp’s memoir,¬†The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Though The Sound of Music¬†was not initially well received by critics, it briefly displaced¬†Gone with the Wind¬†as the highest-grossing film of all-time. It¬†also won five Academy Awards including¬†Best Picture, Director, Editing, Sound Mixing, and Music. I first saw¬†The Sound of Music¬†when I was quite young – maybe five or six. To this day, I still feel the same immense joy when I hear Julie Andrews sing¬†“My Favorite Things” or “The Hills Are Alive,” and I’m just as nervous when Rolfe spots the von Trapp family while¬†they’re trying to escape.¬†When¬†The Sound of Music¬†turns 75 or 100, I’ll love it the exact same¬†way I did as …