Music Monday: Bad Friends

Need a song for a romantic breakup? They’re available by the truckload. Friend breakups? They’re a little harder to come by. Taylor Swift did give that niche a bit more awareness with Bad Blood so let’s hope some other artists follow suit soon. I did a major clear out of toxic and unrewarding friendships last year. These songs helped keep me sane.

Spot Me.

The Last of Me by Bree Sharp
Game Shows Touch Our Lives by The Mountain Goats
Friend of Mine by Lily Allen
What Friends? by Bettie Serveert
Fake Friends by Sigrid
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
We Used to Be Friends by The Dandy Warhols
Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
Ignorance by Paramore
Throne by Bring Me the Horizon
True Friends by Bring Me the Horizon
To the Wolves by Anberlin
Somebody that I Used to Know by Jonathan Young

Last year, I ended several friendships that were unhealthy and/or didn’t serve me well. To some of them, I wish the best, and the rest I invite some of them to dance barefoot on Legos.


Media Monday if You Don’t Love Love

Relationships and love are complicated and messy. Today I bring you:

My Spotify playlist about how love can suck

Where Should We Begin?
Esther Perel’s podcast about relationships and all their complexity.

Dear Sugar
Formerly an advice column, now (and for several years) a podcast featuring the past two writers, Cheryl Strayed (yes, that one) and Steve Almond.

Christmas Music Monday and a Change

Life has been a bit crazy lately and I’ve realized Music Mondays aren’t that big of a hit for anyone but me. Rather than make myself crazy with what is essentially self-assigned homework, I’m giving you my Spotify playlist of funny, wacky, and different Christmas songs. It’s more than enough to last you the month.

In the future, I’m going to shift to Media Mondays which will have different forms of media including music but also podcasts and web videos. Media Monday won’t happen weekly but more sporadically when I have something to share. I’ll probably still do theme months like during February and October. For all 12 of you who care about this, thanks for tuning in.


Music Monday: Grrrl Power

The world sucks. It sucks even more if you’re a woman. Here’s some music to make you feel like less of a girl and more of a grrrl. Below are the YouTube links and the Spotify playlist.

Spot Me.

Woman by Kesha
Woman Up by Megan Trainor
Independent by Destiny’s Child
Head Bitch in Charge by Kim Boekbinder
Bad Girl’s World by Halestorm
Woman (Oh Mama) by Joy Williams
Not Ready to Make Nice by The Dixie Chicks
Noncompliant by PDX Broadsides
Women Know Math by The Doubleclicks
I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
Rise Up by Andra Day

Music Monday: Funny, Silly Songs

We wedding was about 5 minutes ago and I’m tired, Here’s some ridiculous songs.

Muffintop by Tacocat
Big Fat Bass by Britney Spears &
The Bus Is Late by Satellite High
Satan Gave Me a Taco by Beck
Godzilla by Kesha
How Fucking Romantic by Magnetic Fields
Pumpkin Spicemas by Mikey Mason
Tiny Little Octopus by The PDX Broadsides
Hipster Girl by MC Lars
Hipster Mom by MC Lars

Music Monday: Happy Halloween

Tomorrow is the big day! Today’s music are Halloween staples and some fun lesser known tunes.

Halloween by Aqua
Jerk-O-Lantern by The Vindictives
Halloween by The Misfits
The Time Warp by The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Monster Mash by Bobby Pickett
Disney Halloween Mashup by Jon Cozart feat. Voctaves
I Want to Die on Halloween by Two Steps from Hell
This Is Halloween by Marilyn Manson
Ghostbusters by Fall Out Boy
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Every Day Is Halloween by Ministry

Music Mondays: Zombies

While the undead are cool all year, they’re especially cool this time of year. If you get the little trick I pulled with one of the songs, you deserve all the treats.

Zombie Killer by Leslie Hall
Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Zombie Prostitute by Voltaire
When Your Friends Just Won’t Stay Dead by Cadaver Club
Aim for the Head by Creature Feature
Zombies Ate My Neighbours by Vaudeville Smash
Zombie Stomp by Ozzy Osbourne
Zombies by Lacuna Coil
Zombie Delight by Buck 65
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen