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My own memorable, meaningful, sometimes embarrassing music stories 💗 New entries every month.

Jun. 12, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 My first time doing karaoke

Being sixteen, a party in Ireland, and facing my fears. Read

May 29, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: Melancholia (2011) 🍿

A repertory screening of Lars von Trier's cinematic sensation with music from Richard Wagner. Read

May 22, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Waking up with a song in my head

Tales of songs stuck in my noggin and hunting down tunes I couldn't place. Read

May 8, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 I didn't know I was going to a concert

Spontaneous music exposure, GATSA!, and Harry Nilsson fans on an NYC night. Read

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May 1, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Ravel, Brahms, Scriabin, and Debussy

Two hours with Italian star pianist Beatrice Rana. Read

Apr. 17, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: The Point (1971) 🍿

How Harry Nilsson's acid trip led to this satisfyingly sincere and exuberantly quirky animated musical film. Read

Apr. 10, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974) 🍿

The lyrical portrait of Leon Russell that Les Blank considered to be his ultimate masterpiece. Read

Apr. 3, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Workout Music 💪

The goofy adventures of exercising to the beat. Read

Mar. 27, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: 8½ (1963) 🍿

Fellini's avant-garde surrealist comedy-drama with music from Nino Rota. Read

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Mar. 20, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Moving to New York

Dates in a new city, my first concert as a New Yorker, and concert tees. Read

Mar. 6, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Walking home to The Shins

Breaking rules, snowy sidewalks, and sleeping lessons. Read

Feb. 28, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: Laurence Anyways (2012) 🍿

The fantastical world and dazzling music of one of my favorite films. Read

Feb. 21, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Vinyl Stories: My first records 💿

The joy of album art, records I couldn't listen to, and starting high school. Read

Feb. 7, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Car CDs: ABBA Gold

Dancing in traffic, Y2K music infomercials, and choosing to have a good day. Read

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Feb. 7, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Bob Dylan ten feet away

Front row Bob Dylan, growing up, and genuinely connecting. Read

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Jan. 24, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Music in Movies: House (1977) 🍿

The Japanese horror movie soundtrack that makes me smile. Read

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Jan. 24, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Car CDs: Joni Mitchell's For the Roses

Blasting Joni Mitchell on long drives around Washington D.C. Read

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Jan. 10, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Diary 💗 Crushing on Shakira at 13

Crushes from 2005, discovering my sexuality, and Victoria's Secret at the mall. Read


Paid-subscriber-only playlists, made with love for you 💗 New every month.

May 17, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Good Morning Playlist

A playlist to start your day. Listen

Apr. 20, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Wacky Tobacky Playlist

A playlist for getting stoned. Listen

Mar. 13, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Sunshine Music Playlist

Music to listen to when you're in the sun. Listen

Feb. 14, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Sweet & Spicy Playlist

A playlist for when you’re feeling spicy. Listen

Jan. 18, 2024 ∙ Paid 🔒

Chill the F☮️☮️☮️ Out Playlist

A playlist for chilling. Listen


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