Category Archives: music

Our Own Private Universe

Robin Talley. Our Own Private Universe. Ontario: HarlequinTEEN, 2017. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Prince songs that are secretly your favorite song ever This book, you guys. This book is sexy like woah. Like, it goes into all the steamy, … Continue reading

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Don’t say it’s true.

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Guess the fable by the contemporary song title

Chris Duffy, ed.  Fable Comics.  New York: First Second, 2015. Another fun assortment of folktales retold in comics form.  They’re mostly Aesop’s fables, with a few examples from other sources like the Indian Bidpai.  For this game, I chose fourteen … Continue reading

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A… mission? splash? pod? school? tribe? shimmer?… of mermaids

Yeah, anyone know if there’s an “official” term for a group of mermaids?  There’s a glory (or blessing) of unicorns, a parliament of owls, a murder of crows…  I tried Google-ing it, but all I found were guesses and hearsay, and … Continue reading

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Strange things did happen here…

Hi everyone!  So, that was another fun hiatus.  Since our last episode: My family moved from our Wisconsin home of 20 years, to the Fort Wayne area. I’ve made it a project to check out all the area coffee places and … Continue reading

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Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Aphrodite… another 90s music post (fairy tale edition!)

This round of Guess the _____ Via the 90s Song Title is brought to you by: You can see the answers here. _____________________ 1.  “Stop!” by Jane’s Addiction 2.  “I Wanna Dance All Night,” by DJ Play feat. Ladivia 3.  “Lollipop (Candyman),” by Aqua 4.  “You Owe It … Continue reading

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Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’: Guess the book by the 90s song title

Let’s play a game!  Inspired by Book Riot‘s “We Didn’t Start the Pale Fire: Books Summarized By 80s Song Titles,” I thought I’d make my own list of book-summing song titles — drawn from the 90s, since that’s the decade that represents … Continue reading

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A short graduation playlist

Edit 07/25/14:  I added two more songs, so this is now a Top Five list (in no particular order; the songs aren’t actually ranked…except maybe the last one.  Anyhoo, Graduation!  I’m sure this is still relevant to some people…end of the … Continue reading

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A song for the solstice

In honor of Midwinter and the world not ending, I’d like to share the following video from a folk song festival I attended back in October. First, a little background:  When my mom and her sisters were little, they used … Continue reading

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Picture Book Mini-Parade: anthropomorphic edition

Going with today’s theme, I’m mostly imitating each book’s own voice/style for my commentary.  And sometimes I’ll just let them speak for themselves.   Marilyn Nelson.  Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World.  … Continue reading

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