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Music and Happiness

Why does hearing a song transport you back to the time of hearing it and remind you of events in your past?

A study of responses from people with Altzheimers (author Petr Janata Associate Professor of Psychology UC Davies’ Centre For Mind And Brain) found; 756 more words

Happiness

The March Playlist | 2017

The past few weeks I’ve been very into either from the eighties or inspired by the decade. I have a few more contextualizing notes this month because most of these songs have tied to very specific moments from the past month or so. 206 more words

Greyface - What Did You Lose

I read a book once by Jacob Slichter, the drummer for 90’s alt-power-pop band Semisonic, called “So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star”. 78 more words

Indie Rock

Week 37: Endings

Last year, I began the year on an ending.

I woke up empty. Finally.

On New Year’s Eve, I had a D & C to put an end to the miscarriage that my body wouldn’t let go.  769 more words

Motherhood

A Woman Called The Cops On A Guy Who Wouldn't Stop Whistling Semisonic's 'Closing Time'

There’s a difference between an unmemorable bad song, and a bad song that’s also catchy. Lou Reed’s “Metal Machine Music, Part 2” (or “Part 1,” and “Part 3,” and…) falls into the former category, for instance, because it’s unlistenable, while “Who Let the Dogs Out?” by Baha Men applies to the latter. 297 more words

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