Your twenties are for breaking down on the turnpike…
It’s always been hard for me to express my feelings. Even with myself. It’s like admitting I feel a certain way makes it too real for me. My feeble mind cannot fathom the fact that actually feel that way.
I can’t be sad. I can’t feel alone. Isn’t that what people do in movies? Isn’t that what happens to people who actually have difficult lives? It can’t happen to me.
Continue reading “Albums to Love: Be the Cowboy by Mitski (2018)”
A cathartic masterpiece from a group of misfits…
Growing up, there were two albums called Let It Be that changed my life. The Beatles’ “final” record and The Replacements’ criminally under-praised one of the same name.
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My lifelong battle with mental health…
By Antonia Elms
There were many nights when my family spent dinner at my father’s best friend’s house. Guillermo’s home had a beautiful front yard, with two floss silk trees, pointy-barked and full of pink flowers in the fall and winter. The backyard was lush with a green lawn, always trimmed, decorated with intricate, black ceramic tables and chairs.
Continue reading “Song Diaries: Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls (1998)”
Why this legendary Minneapolis band should be in everyone’s library…
The first time I ever heard of Hüsker Dü was on some VH1 special where they and fellow Minneapolis legends The Replacements were cited as influences by Green Day.
As an angsty 16-year-old, I was naturally fiending for punk music. At that point in time, I had a ways to go before I really got into it, but this felt like the right first step. I loved Green Day and wanted to hear more bands that sounded like them, so I searched up “Don’t Wanna Know If You Are Lonely” online, and my ears weren’t quite the same.
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A story about friendship, femininity, and John Cusack.
Song Diaries looks back on songs and the memories they carry for the writer.
Ugly girls know their fate – anybody can get laid
I hear the opening piano chords and …ah yes, I think to myself.
It is 2015, I am nineteen years old, a sophomore in college and my best friend just moved with her family to Europe.
Continue reading “Song Diaries: Tongue by R.E.M. (1994)”