Archive For The “Musical Interludes” Category

Friday Fluff: Back to the new wave video future.

By | February 18, 2011

So I pretty much skim Glee episodes on Hulu looking for Ashley Fink or Chris Colfer. I like the rest of the cast, I do, but their characters’ storylines either don’t interest me or lead to excessive eye-rolling. Luckily, Glee doesn’t need me to like it, as it’s doing fine on its own. This week […]

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This is a cold war: On romance

By | February 14, 2011

Sometimes I think I’m just a strange bird, my loves, and not only because I think of “Fat-Bottomed Girls” as a love song (and I do — it is also a sex song, and sex is often a part of love, though I affirm the right of others to take a different view of things […]

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Oh, freedom is mine: Weight Watchers and “Feeling Good”

By | January 18, 2011

The past few years have seen the rise of a new sort of celebrity. I blame Kirstie Alley for this, given her particularly memorable turn as Jenny Craig spokesperson, but she is only one of the many — Valerie Bertinelli, Sara Rue, Carnie Wilson, Jason Alexander — who have been famous in recent years primarily […]

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Friday Playlist: I’m a few years older than you.

By | September 10, 2010

It’s Friday! That means it’s playlist time. Since I didn’t get to do one last week — what with prepping to fly cross-country to attend 48 hours’ worth of PAX — this week’s playlist has a few additional tracks. When you’re done here, for your further listening pleasure, there is also a new Fatcast available. […]

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Friday Playlist: We were much too young.

By | August 27, 2010

It’s Friday, and welcome to your playlist! I’m trying to give these playlists little themes. I suppose some of them are more obvious than others. 1. “Beetlebum” // Blur. I was positively passionate about Britpop in my early twenties — this was the height of Oasis’ popularity, after all. And then Damon Albarn started listening […]

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Friday Playlist: All Right, Already

By | August 23, 2010

NB: Right, so, I wrote this for Friday and then completely forgot to post it. Okay, one more week with! I still haven’t had time to play with Grooveshark, darn it. For my international readers: evidently the licensing issue is going to be a problem no matter what service I use, and as I […]

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Friday Playlist: The whistle knows my name.

By | August 13, 2010

Helpful commenter Cyn suggested I check out Grooveshark as a playlist-building alternative, and I’ve started dabbling over there for future posts. Alas, the learning curve was too steep for me to master in the three or four free minutes I’ve had to devote to it, so this week we are sticking with one more […]

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Friday Playlist: Hey you, with the pretty face.

By | August 6, 2010

So I used to do these occasional musical interludes, and in comments to one of the Huge recaps, someone recently suggested I should also have a music blog. I would love this, but blogging being the high-paying and glamorous lifestyle that it is, I have little time to devote to a second blog (if the […]

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Musical Interlude: “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

By | November 23, 2009

Given this is a holiday week here in the US, and I’m expecting an influx of out-of-town family for most of the week and into this weekend, I don’t anticipate having time or energy to post much of substance for the next several days. So I’m re-sharing a video that was among the first things […]

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Musical Interlude: Nina Simone

By | January 19, 2009

Anyone who knows me well knows that Nina Simone ranks among my top three favorite musical artists ever in the history of human existence. Thus, in the spirit of both Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, and the intersectional politics part of this blog, I submit for your consideration Simone’s beautiful tribute,: “Why? (The King of […]

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