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 […]


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 67: One word to describe an entire situation


[Eisley photo provided by contributor] “Defeatist” by Eisley A friend of mine introduced me to Eisley as a way to ease the pain I felt when the drummer from the Colourist, one of my favorite artists in recent years, left the band. She would be the second member to leave the band in less than […]


Song 66: Breakup song


[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. […]


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 48: The Best Worst Decision I Ever Made


“Genius of Love” by the Tom Tom Club In the course of conversation people ask me why I moved to Los Angeles. When I explain it to people, I say it was the best worst decision I have ever made, because I moved to Los Angeles for a guy. I say this because I don’t […]