Category: Popular Culture

Nina!

Nina Simone is one of my favorite artists. When Ethan was a baby, I would regularly take him on long drives listening to Nina while he cooed along with her in the backseat, his little arms waving in the air…

Baby Mama

Feministing highlights this mother-blaming USA Today article on Fantasia “American Idol (I Broke My Shoe)” Barrino’s new single “Baby Mama.” Vanessa says: Barrino won the ridiculously popular karaoke contest last year, and felt it was appropriate to give single mothers…

Big & Beautiful

Intro: I’m Trish and I’m normally at Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. Thanks Lauren for giving us all the chance to guest-blog! I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a link. Leonard Nimoy has taken a series of beautiful…

Rock To Rock To

Right click, save as, and hear what I’m listening to as I avoid studying. Peaches – Operate I can’t believe that Peaches, queen of the crotch, is featured on the Mean Girls soundtrack. Imagine all the parents of teenage girls…

Mid-Terms, Schools, and Illnesses

Mid-Terms It’s time for mid-terms, which means it is also time for the obligatory scholastic disillusionment post. Tonight I practice my ASL handshape story, a five minute story told through the use of body language and next to no actual…

VD Downloads

Two love songs for your perusal: 1) Wanda Jackson – Funnel of Love A hard-headed woman and The First Lady of Rock ‘n Roll. This song also from the soundtrack of “But I’m Not A Cheerleader.” 2) Sean Lennon- Into…

Listen In My Absence

I still have a pile of envelopes addressed and ready to send to a few Life Mix participants. Unfortunately the CD burner is busted and I’m afraid to part with my tower long enough to get it fixed. One of…

Coverville

Coverville might be my heaven. I’m listening to Aretha Franklin’s cover of “Eleanor Rigby” until my ears implode, and thus, it’s good to know that Coverville has me, um, covered with Joe Jackson’s version of the song once I’m done…