Undergrad review in music

So we’ve been MIA for the past few months.  Oops.  The last semester of college kind of took a toll on both of us.  But as we shout to the rooftops for being finished with undergrad and awkwardly step foot into adulthood, we intend to revive the blog.  I have to say, personally, I’m experiencing…

Comfort or laziness?

It’s been a summer of Discover and pop.  And, honestly, I’m not complaining.  I’ve had some Discover playlists straight from the Spotify gods, providing me with new and exciting tunes.  And then I’ve had days at work when all we listen to is pop and I can’t deny coming home and adding some of those…

5 Hip-Hop Songs You Didn’t Know Use Samples

Last fall, my roommates and I—a couple drinks in—arrived at a party and we weren’t quite satisfied with music.  In line with usual behavior, we hijacked the playlist. I threw on Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” and that’s when we made a friend. Leah, a student at Northeastern, dug the tunes. Soon we were all talking music and…

Summasummasumma

Guys, the end is in sight.  I’m down to one week: one paper, a few exam periods in which we won’t actually be taking exams, and two internship shifts.  So of course all I’ve been doing when that light at the end of the tunnel is looking a little dim is imagine summer.  As I…

en español

Would you like to read an entire research paper I wrote on the merits of bilingual education? Of course you don’t- so I’ll just sum it up by saying that language education in America kinda sucks and many people, including devastatingly whitebread losers like myself, would reap clear benefits from an education that integrates two…

Demon semester productivity playlist

Lauren and I have come to the conclusion that everyone, during their time at college, has one demon semester.  One semester that’s truly god-awful.  The workload would be hilarious if you weren’t being dramatically crushed by it.  Suddenly you have friends and romantic interests (ie a social life) and that’s demanding of your time.  You…

Covers that Won’t Make You Cringe

Covers can be truly tragic.  All it takes is one person with a complete misunderstanding of his or her talent or of a song to cause you to full-body cringe.  We’ve all heard them.  We all know the moment when you frantically try to exit the recording because it really is that bad. On the…

My (Imaginary) Nomadic Existence

  I fantasize about running away.  Not necessarily from home or my three jobs or the impending junior-year classes.  Just in general.  Lately I haven’t been able to shake a conversation I had with a hostel chef in Spain; a German, he held no obligations to the people around him.  He didn’t have family around…

Micro-Mixtape: Ruining Parties!

I have a pretty average life, as far as that of a student goes. I clock a significant amount of time at the library. I work unpaid internships. I eat a lot of cheap falafel. I also go to a decent number of parties. Parties are alright. I like meeting new people, drinking alcohol I…

Not Only Car Jam Essentials, But Cat Jam Essentials Too

  Now that I’m home for the summer, I have a 20 minute drive to and from work every day (shed a tear for my soul for every part of this sentence).  But I actually really enjoy driving.  Not because of bikers who don’t understand what single file means or tourists whose driving reflects the…

Health Kick 2k15: These Words are Published so Now I Must Abide

  Every year on Memorial Day weekend, regardless of the weather or water temperatures or hectic work schedules, I go for my first swim of the season.  People tell me I’m crazy; it’s great.  But going for that first swim, means stripping down.  Stripping down means exposing my body that’s spent the semester boozing, stress…

Micro-Mixtape: Mostly Feelings Stuff

Girls, Season 3 Episode 11. Read on to learn why this is relevant.  There are a lot of reasons why I like listening to music, not the least of which is the fact that there are a wealth of songs out there that make me feel like a total badass as I walk (strut?) to…