Assignment 20: My kind of town


Name: Elaina Dixon Location: Chicago, Illinois Relationship to Music: listener and concert goer Industry: occupational therapist in neuro-rehab You may remember Elaina from the the multi-contributor Valentines week where she and her significant other talked about whether or not they had the same taste in music. This week I talk to her about music local […]


Song 77: That’s not what it means, Mom


Name: J Song: “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League J: The song that reminds me of my mother is “Don’t You Want Me” because when I was six my mother and I had an argument about it that was very telling about how different we were as people. She felt bad for the […]


Songs 75-80: Songs to car dance to


Name: Kristen (creator of Five Song Project) and Nina (Mom) Song(s): “Panama” by Van Halen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy, “1999” by Prince, “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake, “Make me Feel” by Janelle Monae First of all I want to say thank you to my mom who has […]


Song 69: Reciprocal love between artist and fans


“In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis Lawrence: I love Kina Grannis. I’ve seen her play live a few times. Most recently at the Fillmore in San Francisco in November 2017. “In Your Arms”  is one of my favorite Kina songs. It’s one of the few happy songs that I happen to like. The first time […]


Song: 68: Alone in a crowd of fans


[The xx photo provided by contributor] “Islands” by The xx When I listen to this song, I get lost in the music and don’t really think about the words. I can only remember a few phrases. I’m afraid to say I’m not sure what it’s about. It just feels deep and soothing. My mind sort […]


Song 63: Dream as small as a whisper


“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 […]


Song 62: What it means to be vulnerable


“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 […]


Song 61: Show and tell


“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 […]