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Songs for a Snow Day

As parts of the northeast were visited by winter storm Nico this past weekend, and I had my first adult snow day, I found myself wanting to listen to songs that fit the wintery mood. Most of the “snow” songs I have in my library are Christmas songs, and, being as the Holiday season just finished, I was looking for …

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Rumours 40th: An ode to heartbreak from Fleetwood Mac to the world

Warner Bros. February 4, 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. This means it has been 40 years of this landmark album entering people’s lives, narrating their heartbreak, and having a place as the ultimate breakup album. Unlike the other album of 1977, The Eagles’ Hotel California, Rumours has transcended the decade in which it was created. Rather …

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Song Recommendations: “Pushin’ Time”

Song Lyric of the Day: “And the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame, and I haven’t got time for the waiting game” – “September Song”, Lindsey Buckingham * My music library contains 11, 278 songs. I realize to some that may seem excessive. To me, it is not enough, because there is so much more to learn. After every …

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Message Songs

There are many ways to communicate in this day and age. There are many articles that talk about the irony of so many channels of communication being available, yet no one seems to have a “real” conversation anymore. The one consistent form of communication that there is continues to be through song. No matter what year it is, we still ...
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Thanksgiving Mood

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The people, the food, the fact that it marks the beginning of the traditional Holiday Season are just a few of my favorite things about Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, there are not very many specific songs about the holiday; however, here is a list of songs that seem to fit the occasion very well. Some …

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Fall Playlist

There is something about autumn. As the warmer temperatures fade away into cooler days and longer nights, the feeling of change seems to permeate the air. Even your daily routine can feel different: there might be a bounce to your step, a greater appreciation for the little things, and music, accompanied by crisp air and changing leaves, may sound better. …

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Freestyle Love Supreme: A Night of Improv Rap & Laughs

On the day of September 30, a Friday, my mood was pretty gloomy. NYC had been having a series of cloudy days and it was causing my inertia level to be sky high. As I was scrolling through Twitter, I noticed that Lin Manuel Miranda had posted about his hip-hop freestyle improvisational group, Freestyle Love Supreme having a show that ...
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Empire State of Music

A few weeks ago, I was able to fulfill my lifelong dream of moving to New York City. I was going through conflicting emotions every few seconds, varying from: sadness, excitement, inertia, exhilaration, optimism, nervousness, and satisfaction. As these feelings took over, I struggled to process them in a way that made some sort of sense. Before I even left ...
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Welcome To The Musical Revue

The time had come. The year was 2008, and having just finished my freshman year of High School, it was customary to make your Facebook profile before your sophomore year. I was excited, and very nervous. After picking the all too important default photo, it came time to fill out the “About” section. The categories were all self-explanatory and easy ...