Song 66: Breakup song

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[The Naked and Famous photo provided by contributor] “Girls Like You” by The Naked and Famous Lawrence: This is a great breakup song from one of my favorite bands. It’s not your typical depressing, wallowing in misery breakup song, but rather empowering and defiant. It makes me think about the girlfriends that did me wrong. […]

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Song 66: Breakup song


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[The Naked and Famous photo provided by contributor] “Girls Like You” by The Naked and Famous Lawrence: This is a great breakup song from one of my favorite bands. It’s not your typical depressing, wallowing in misery breakup song, but rather empowering and defiant. It makes me think about the girlfriends that did me wrong. […]

04/24/2018

Song 65: More than a YouTube star


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[Daniela Andrade photo by contributor] “Black Sheep” (Metric cover) by Daniela Andrade [Watch the video by clicking the song title] Lawrence: “Black Sheep” is one of my favorite songs. Four years ago Metric posted Daniela’s cover of it on Facebook. I was blown away. It was one of the most haunting and soulful things I’ve […]

04/23/2018

Assignment B: Two week hiatus


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Sorry to do this again so soon, but I am taking a break…sort of. I will be behind the scenes doing some re-tooling, getting through the backlog of posts and submissions, and planning the contributors from July to December. Also, getting back to the Past Contributors that I promised last time, and um…dropped the ball […]

04/08/2018

Song 64: Songs that remind you of how you used to be


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“The Song Remembers When” by Trisha Yearwood I would be remiss as a southern girl, if I didn’t have a country song on this list. This song has perhaps the least complex lyrics but tell the most beautiful story. A woman in the middle of running errands hears a song on the radio that reminds […]

04/06/2018

Song 63: Dream as small as a whisper


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“Gold” by Linda Eder 5songpjct: I love the quote you use in the signature of your email…. “Few people can fail to generate a self-healing process when they become genuinely involved in healing others.” ~Theodore Isaac Rubin Why did you choose It? Victoria: There are many roads to wellness and recovery, but most of them […]

04/05/2018

Song 62: What it means to be vulnerable


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“Fumbling Towards Ecstasy” by Sarah McLachlan 5songpjct: Did you read the week that featured my sister? Her theme focused on unconventional love songs, I feel like your theme is a great continuation of that theme. Yours seems to focus on being ready for love, not as much on I am so in love with this […]

04/04/2018

Song 61: Show and tell


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“Tell Me” by Groove Theory I chose this song because it has an incredible, enduring, immediately recognizable beat. It puts the listener into the physical feeling that the lyrics create. You’re in the club, you’re in the groove, and you just want to know that the person you’re feeling and vibing with feels the same […]

04/03/2018

Assignment 12: The enduring spirit of love


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Name: Victoria Russell Location: Oakland, CA Relationship to music: Listener Industry: Yoga teacher 1.5 years at Leela Yoga in Alameda, life coach 2 years. 5songpjct: Sorry I Facebook stalked you a little bit before this interview. I see that in your profile that you are a yoga teacher and life coach. What do you provide […]

04/01/2018