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Five Things I Liked This Week

1. “It’s Adventure Time” by Maria Bustillos (The Awl)

So, you all know how much I love Adventure Time. There was no way I wasn’t going to enjoy this hyper-longform article. 280 more words


Music is My Time Machine

I’m not the biggest rap fan. Okay, I admit I know all the words to “Monster” by Kanye… and MAYBE “Go Getta” by R. Kelly, but for the most part I don’t usually find myself listening to rap. 613 more words


it's only right that you should play the way you feel it

It’s no secret that I love poetry. I love reading it, writing it, and listening to it. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that one of my favorite subjects to teach in my high school English class is poetry. 827 more words


Songs That Make Me Cry

I love songs that alter my emotions; that move physically, mentally or to tears. Those that make me weep do so for many reasons, perhaps due to the sheer beauty of the music, the anguish of the singer or the lyrical sentiment, be it hopeful or despairing. 438 more words


10 Los Angeles Musicians Who Love Smoking Weed

By Daniel Kohn

For pot smokers across the globe, 4/20 is a day to unite behind the power of the ganja.

It’s a stoner’s paradise that has been embraced by many musicians in the L.A. 554 more words


Damn the Torpedoes: Like broken glass

The music industry is rife with stories of artists butting heads with their recording labels. Musician Tom Petty is no stranger to those conflicts. In 1979 – three years after the album Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hit the charts – Petty’s recording label, Shelter Records, was sold to MCA Records. 625 more words


In the naked moonlight...

One day a few months ago in Cape Town I was with the twins in the local food store. As usual they were playing music in the shop and suddenly the words in a song that was playing seemed to jump out at me – “there’s a full moon over Mulholland, I wanna write her name in the sky, I wanna free fall out into nothin’.” I may still have been at a supermarket in Cape Town, but in my heart I was standing by Mulholland, looking out over Los Angeles as a full moon was shining brightly over the city. 495 more words