We’re more than halfway through 2021–what have you been listening to this year?

We’re more than halfway through 2021–what have you been listening to this year?

Every year, since 2017, I’ve made a playlist on Spotify of my favorite songs I heard put out that year. Then, in January, I listen to all those songs and pick out the 20 I like best. Those go into a second playlist, the best of that year. That playlist gets added to a bigger…

Writing to a Soundtrack: A Guest Post by Alexandra Y. Caluen

Writing to a Soundtrack: A Guest Post by Alexandra Y. Caluen

I’m a longtime fan of a series by Carrie Vaughn about Kitty the werewolf. Kitty works in radio, and each book leads off with a short playlist. I always liked that idea. Since I started learning to dance I’m always looking for new music. The obvious places are shows like SYTYCD and DWTS, movie soundtracks,…

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Earworm of the day: On the Street Where You Live

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Earworm of the day: Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1pMMIe4hb4Wuthering Heights is the song that originally awakened my interest in Kate Bush. I don’t even particularly like the novel, but there’s something magical and otherwordly about the song, and often it’s…

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Earworm of the day: Thursday's Child by David Bowie

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4DzdUEiyL8My favorite CD right now is Best of Bowie. There are about 10 songs among the 20 on it that I could enter here as an earworm, but I have decided for…

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Earworm of the day: Let the River Run by Carly Simon

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv-0mmVnxPALet the River Run is an old favorite. I also love the movie from whose soundtrack it is, Working Girl. The song gets me into an upbeat mood, so it’s ideal for…

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Earworm of the day: Chile lindo by Omara Portuondo

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