Monday, December 11, 2017

Song of the Day: "There's a Honey" by Pale Waves

Apparently, every song by Pale Waves is adorable and vulnerable and longing and uncertain and takes me right back to my '80s alt-rock, goth teenage years. My song of the day is their song "There's a Honey."

Wikipedia tells me this English indie pop band was formed in 2014 by some talented students attending the University of Manchester. The band features Heather Baron Garcie as lead singer and guitarist along with bassist Charlie Wood, drummer Charlie Wood and guitarist Hugo Silvani. They've toured with The 1975 and are signed to Dirty Hit Records.

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Song of the Day: "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay

Lately I've been ever so addicted to "Something Just Like This" by Coldplay, featuring The Chainsmokers. The lyrics, the beat, all of it is like caramel-coated popcorn dusted with a spice that makes you wistful.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Etsy Shopping Find of the Day: "Paper Boat Bottle Necklace"

This Paper Boat Bottle Necklace, carrying all the magic of a child's dreams of sailing the ocean, is my Etsy Shopping Find of the Day. It costs $17.65 plus shipping and handling and comes from the 13thPsyche shop.














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New Word Poem: "Tsukimi"




























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Random Musing of the Day: "His heart. . ."

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New Word Poem: "Retrouvaille"





















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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Epigram of the Day: "Pedigree"

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Random Musing of the Day: The best anti-depressant

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Song of the Day: "Horses at Night" by Still Corners. . .

"Horses at Night" by Still Corners is song of the day on battlestar eclectica. It's a great song by a great band, which I discovered while sleuthing on LetsLoop for a band similar to Foster the People

It's got a great loop, a tasty melancholy and so many layers of sound. This indie pop band was formed  in 2008 in London. So there's that. 


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Friday, December 8, 2017

Etsy Shopping Find of the Day: Rainbow seed bombs!

My Etsy Shopping Find of the Day is this Rainbow Seed Bomb Gift Box from the PaperSprouts shop on etsy.com.

This box has 40-45 seed bombs inside, which can be used to terraform the world, or at least your terra cotta with a variety of annual and perennial flowers. It looks so cute in its packaging and its so pro-environment. It costs $38 plus shipping and handling.















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That cool quote by Leonardo da Vinci. . .












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Song of the Day: "New Year's Eve" by Pale Waves

This morning I was on my usual music-discovery site, wading through a sea of music. Nothing was doing it for me. I was looking for a song with a melodic pop chorus in a sea of techno beats, wandering ambience and acoustic hush. And then I found it. . .

"New Year's Eve" by Pale Waves is song of the day on battlestar eclectica. . .

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Random Musing of the Day: "Ma-ma-ma-my patronus!"

Every once in a while I come across an image that is, most absolutely, my patronus. As a quirky, animal-loving bookworm, you can imagine that his vintage photo—found online, not mine—resonates with me deeply.

My patronus of the day is a little girl reading while cozily perched on the forearm of an elephant. This truly is the stuff of dreams!

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Song of the Day: "Tonya Harding" by Sufjan Stevens

I'm strangely moved by "Tonya Harding (In D major)" by Sufjan Stevens. He's a New York-based singer-songwriter and I'm ready to hear more from him.

By the way, he purposely composed this to synch up with one of Tonya's best Olympic performances.


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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Song of the Day: "Dirty Boots" by Sonic Youth

"Dirty Boots" by Sonic Youth is such a hot rock song. It's off the mazing album "Goo," which helped me walk the edge of music and feeling when I was 15, i.e. 1990.

Kim Gordon is so cool, by the way. A woman with a guitar who really means it.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Song of the Day: "Get It Right" by Diplo (Feat. MØ)





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My song of the Day is "Get It Right" by Diplo featuring MØ. Diplo always be getting me at like the 60-second mark with something so catchy it's unearthly. That happened to me with that Diplo/Skrillex joint featuring Justin Beiber, "Where Are U¨Now?" 'Twas that song that made me think the Beibs might hold some surprises for me, musically speaking.



I love the whole ambiance of "Get It Right"—the moody, vintage Lana del Rey quality of the lyrics, jettisoned into the future via mad DJing.



By the way, I'm a slow learner. I thought Major Lazer was another artist but instead that's the name of a music trio Diplo helped found. I'm sure YOU knew that already.






Song of the Day: "Fireworks" by First Aid Kit



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I'm liking this new punk/goth Motown scene. My song of the day is "Fireworks" by First Aid Kit. It's off the album "Ruins."

Song of the day: "Beige" by Yoke Lore



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My song of the day is "Beige," by Yoke Lore, a discovery I made thanks to the music discovery and sharing site LetsLoop. It's pretty and romantic and has that Celtic touch we're all so into in these teen years of the year 2000. Plus it builds. Let it build. . .

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Random musing of the day: What a difference a letter makes. . .




















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Random Musing of the Day: IQ phone home




















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Random Musing of the Day: Good news, bad news




















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Random Musing of the Day: Gossip Girl




















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Epigram of the Day: "Easy-peasy" by Sarah Torribio





















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Epigram of the Day: "Bad Pickup Line" by Sarah Torribio















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Epigram of the Day: "Oh, Captain, My Captain" by Sarah Torribio




















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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Song of the Day: "Special" by Angel Olsen

"Special" by Angel Olsen is song of the day on Battlestar Eclectica. For the first time, I've picked a song that makes me feel challenged and ambivalent.

This tune—off Olsen's new album Phases—is eerily low-fi, minor-chorded and minimalist, not to mention slightly off-key in the vein of  Kim Gordon, Nico or Karen O.

I think I like this song, but I'm not ready for it. Keep in mind I have a penchant for Journey and Boston so my taste is questionable and runs to tuneful pop.

The vocals are cool, sort of like if Mazzie Star and the Cowboy Junkies and Courtney Love produced a track by the Beach Boys, but the Beach Boys are girls and also on heroin.

When it comes to rock music, Angel Olsen is peeling off all the old wallpaper layers. For an upbeat palate cleanser, giver her pouty, tremulous "Shut Up, Kiss Me, Hold Me Tight" a listen.

Oh yeah, and I'll update you if my assessment of this song progresses from one thumbs-up to two. It's about the journey, people. (The life journey, not the Steve Perry one.)

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Epigram of the Day: "Off-grid" by Sarah Torribio





















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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Epigram of the Day: "Losing It" by Sarah Torribio















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Epigram of the Day: "Why I write" by Sarah Torribio





















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Epigram of the Day: "Half empty or half full?" by Sarah Torribio
















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Song of the day: "Spent the Day in Bed" by Morrissey

I'm so delighted to hear a cool new song by Morrissey, one that carries his typically subversive message:

"I recommend that you stop watching the news. Because the news contrives to frighten you.  To make you feel small and alone. To make you feel that your mind isn't your own."

It's off his latest album, "Low in High School."

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Epigram of the Day: "Corn Maze" by Sarah Torribio





















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Lyrics of the Day: "Queen of Pain" by Alkaline Trio





















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Lyrics of the Day: 'Dazzle" by Siouxsie and the Banshees





















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Lyrics of the Day: "Interesting Drug" by Morrissey





















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Epigram of the Day: "Decline" by Sarah Torribio

Random musing of the day: Sanrio smiles. . .










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Epigram of the Day on Battlestar Eclectica: "The Long Goodbye" by Sarah Torribio





















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