The Sad Girl Club, PT 3: Southern Suffering

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Let these strong women from the south take you on a journey back to the old days with these reflections on sin and betrayal.

These girls realize that it’s okay to cry, but not okay to allow a man to walk all over you. When necessary, these girls go out and do their own dirt to get even.

  1. The Pistol Annies – I Feel a Sin Coming On

2. Michaela Ann – The Haunting

3. Nikki Lane – Gone, Gone, Gone

4. The Cowboy Junkies – Come Calling (Her Song)

5. The Be Good Tanyas – Waiting Around to Die

6. Sunny Sweeney – Staying’s Worse Than Leaving

7. Erin Rae – Crazy Talk

8. Amy Ray – Racing in the Street (Bruce Springsteen cover)

Things to Accomplish in 2017

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Here’s a list of my goals for 2017, broken down into smaller goals; I repeat some goals from “Three Goals for Age 29“, and”bucket list“, but there are also some new ones. This is stickied so I see it regularly, but feel free to read it.

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The Sad Girl Club, PT 2: Sweet Soul Sisters

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Crying alone? Don’t worry, these ladies will help!

 

  1. The Shangri-Las – Remember (Walking in the Sand)

2. Zella Day – 1965

3. Lana Del Rey – Born to Die

4. Nina Simon – House of the Rising Sun

5. Bessie Smith – Safety Mama

6. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry on Their Own

7. Post-Modern Jukebox – Bizarre Love Triangle (New Order cover)

8. Billie Holiday – I’m a Fool to Want You.

9. The Crystals – He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)

10. Fiona Apple – Never is a Promise

11. Bea Arthur- Barbara’s Song (from the ThreePenny Opera)

12. Correatown – Believe (Cher cover)

The Passing of Time

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If I was young, I’d flee this town
I’d bury my dreams underground
As did I, we drink to die, we drink tonight
“Elephant Gun”, Beirut
I’m obsessed with the passage of time and how mortality affects each of us. Avoiding the concept of your own mortality is as bad as dwelling on it – we’re all going to die at some point, and it’s no good to pretend that deaths not going to happen,  but we must cling to the fact we are lucky enough to be alive at all.
This week we have Nadine Shah, Beirut, David Bowie, Guy Clark, Hank Williams III (again!), and the Handsome Family.

 

You Know That I’m Doomed to Repeat This, With all the Bad Habits That I’ve Learned…

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This week’s playlist is mostly country- not so much the stuff you hear on the radio, but more mellow acoustic stuff and some bluegrass, mixed with pop and metal. A running theme is a dependency on people and chemicals; it’s a problem for a lot of us. We’re ultimately alone in this world, and sometimes we end up clinging to things outside ourselves for support. It’s been my journey over the past few years to move away from that, and honestly, surviving my life right now involves doing the opposite of everything I WANT to do.

Artists on the playlist:

Trampled by Turtles, Hank Willams III, Townes van Zandt, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Placebo, and Down