Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Tunes

So it was a long haul, but all my darn final papers  + dissertation proposal are turned in. March 21st here we come (that’s when I’ll really be done)! It’s tedious to sit in front of the computer for so long…but it does help to make new music discoveries.

I’m a little (or maybe a lot) obsessed with Lou Doillon. Her album Places came out last June, but I hadn’t heard it until these past few weeks. And now I’ve listened to it over and over (probably over fifty times in the last week alone).

I find her story-telling songs a sort of paradox, because they are chill, but also upbeat. The lyrics relatable, both deep and light hearted. It’s just all fun and complex. See I’m totally contradicting myself. But you can listen for yourself, as I highly recommend you check her out if you haven’t already. More info on Lou here and here.



I’m in the murky depths of final paper writing, which means I’m generally MIA and steadily approaching burnout. Only one week left!

While I’m a little stingey today with words, here’s some stuff that sparked my interest this week.


a new site for beauty shiznit

be nice to yourself!

two hours of classic 80’s love song’s (a SUPER mix if you’re into a bunch of awesome 80’s music. Includes, but not limited to: power ballads, Whitney, Celine, and Sinead, INXS…and a little bit of Phil)

A happiness parable (and my current approach to writing )

Some (slightly creepy) insight into the love life of Napoleon

Fact or Fiction in North Korea

New risqué film by Lars Von Trier  Warning: NSFW!