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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

FREE VERSE: I am a God, Right?

Reading through Kanye West’s and Wiz Khalifa’s recent Twitter feud (you know the one), I was reminded of something I almost forgot: I really, really need to find some Kanye-esque confidence. The hip-hop star is known for his narcissistic comments. Whether it’s in an interview