Rock On. And Stuff… (Part 1)


I think that I, as well as 99% of humanity, tend to focus on what I don't have. And recently, someone told me that we have to start thinking about all the things we've seen, places we've been, etc instead of being upset by what we haven't. I have, therefore, decided to compile a list... Continue Reading →

Those Imperfections


I like listening to records. My generation, for the most part, has missed out on this simple pleasure. There's just something so amazing about putting the record on the player, moving the needle over it, flipping the switch...hearing the imperfections of those old records. After a while, you memorize the exact placement of each scratch,... Continue Reading →

George Saved Me


I don't remember the exact moment I first heard George Harrison's voice, because I probably didn't think anything of it. After all, I was too young to remember the first time I heard The Beatles blasting through the speakers in our living room. At that point in my life, I couldn't possibly have known what... Continue Reading →

Mondegreen


There's this phenomenon called mondegreen (which I learned about in Linguistics, big surprise) which occurs when the brain misinterprets song lyrics. It was a sad, sad day in Linguistics when I realized realized that mondegreen is practically an integral part of my life. Welcome to the land of the ice and snow, where the middleducks... Continue Reading →

Someone Like You


To begin this story, and help illustrate the weird ramblings my mind takes, I should let you know that I've been listening to Adele's "21" nonstop for the past week. I finally bought the whole thing (I'd gotten a couple songs from it but finally caved because it's AWESOME). So I sing in the shower (a... Continue Reading →

Yeah, I’m With the Band


Mama, when I grow up, I'm gonna be in a band. Here are the names I'm considering: The Gnome Chompskys Our first album will be called "We Are Cunning Linguists" in order to pay homage to good ole Noam. And while we're at it, we'll throw some references about phonology and socialism into a love... Continue Reading →

Yoga Breath


Let's all take a deeeeeeeep breath in...and exhale...and in...and exhale...good. CALM DOWN ABOUT EVERYTHING ALREADY. I promise everything's gonna be fine. She's gonna love you someday, you're gonna get into college, you won't fail that test, you're not gonna die, and no, nobody hates you. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we... Continue Reading →

Born This Way Video: A Review


Gaga, you've outdone yourself. There's a lot to say about this particular video. If you thought Gaga had gone crazy in her Alejandro or Bad Romance videos, you thought wrong. This is Gaga gone crazy. Before I go on, you should probably watch: Okay, now that you've got it fresh in your mind, here we go. This is the... Continue Reading →

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