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FREE VERSE: Bubblegum Pop for the Soul

A few weeks ago, as I hopped into a friend’s car, my eyes slid slowly to meet his face at the sound of the bubblegum pop music trickling from his car stereo. Understanding the look, he quickly defended himself saying, “What? It got really good

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Staff Picks 2/24: Dance it Out

“Lets Twist Again” – Chubby Checker My grandpa used to play this song a lot when he was still alive and we used to dance around the kitchen and I just so badly to be alive when it came out and be apart of the dance

FREE VERSE: Twerkloose Bullshit

The other day, while bumbling through the morning news as I usually do, I came across a Guardian article with the headline: “How a Mississippi Bounce Concert Was Shut Down Over Anticipated Twerking.” Intrigued, I read on. Settle in readers because, oh my word, is

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Staff Picks 2/17: Achy Breaky Hearts

“Roses” – Abra “Roses” doesn’t talk about a pretty end to love. It’s about a lover who accepts that some flings are bound to end, that they don’t have the “green thumb” to make love work. Against all this aching and disappointed acceptance, a 90’s

FREE VERSE: Black Flag is a Bunch of Brats

It’s true. I absolutely hate the iconic hardcore band that gave a voice to the anti-establishment punk movement in the 1980s. In my opinion, Black Flag is a group of whiney, litigious, white guys who used the ideas of rebellion as an opportunity to feel

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Staff Picks 2/10: Feel the Love

“Pollen” – Mirah “You’ve got pollen on your nose. Pretty, pretty bunch, I’ll take a dozen of those,” sings pansexual musician Mirah about a delightful day spent going down on her girlfriend. “I’ve been leaking like a garden hose,” she continues with a sugary, lilting