Posts Tagged ‘music’

Friday link roundup 4/20

Prince’s original studio recording of Nothing Compares 2 U.

This website (and its app) can tell you the indigenous history of where you live.

Actress Molly Ringwald looks back at her roles in films such as Pretty in Pink in light of the age of #MeToo.

A women’s journey from doing self-care in the form of Netflix and bubble baths and wine (and a feeling of obligation) to radical self-care.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a Maori cloak during her visit to Buckingham palace. The images of this powerful woman are striking.


Recent songs on my head.

Sounds that have been on my head lately (follow the links if you want to hear more):

I’ve been learning a new Nia routine, called Deep Dive. While a variety of songs from the playlist run through my head throughout the day, this one, called Silence, is my favorite.

I’ve been watching/listening to the clips from Jesus Christ Superstar Live since they appeared on YouTube after the live broadcast last Sunday. Here is Sara Bareilles singing “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”

So…Disney’s Frozen is opening as a full-fledged musical on Broadway, more complete with new songs by the movie’s original songwriting duo. They just released a video of one of the new songs, Monster,” sung by the woman who plays Elsa. I listened to it once, and later had to remember what it was because some of the lyrics kept on going through my head. And so I listened to it again. Here’s the link. (Note: I think it’s catchy, but not in the way “Let it Go” is. This one’s powerful, too, but more introspective with a little darkness thrown in.)

I hold no responsibility if any of these get on your head as well. It’s completely your choice to click the links, after all. 🙂

Friday link roundup 3/3

Outerwear that would be great for refugees in camps, homeless people, campers, and more. The company Adiff’s humanitarian-oriented inventions including reflective jackets and jackets that turn into tents or sleeping bags. Here’s their kickstarter campaign.

An Iraqi artist in the Australian refugee detention center on Nauru describes how his art saves him.

Ten books to read when you’re feeling anxious.

“Is she literally a cat?” Playboy’s (suprisingly) insightful flow chart about whether to catcall women.

A track-by-track guide to Tori Amos’ acclaimed album Little Earthquakes from Rolling Stone. 

How a girl from a remote Nepali village became a world-class trail runner.

The most common job in every state.  A look at the most common jobs in each U.S. state from 1978 to 2014.

Research shows that artists have structurally different brains.
On March 8, many  women in the United States are planning on participating in a strike to demonstrate the impact of women workers. How to spend March 8 – “A Day Without a Woman” – if you can’t take the day off.

Friday link roundup 12/2

Next week, I’ll be doing a special holiday-themed Friday link roundup. This is an open call to send me your links for holiday-related posts, gift guides, tips, news, and more. You can contact me through the form here.

Also, I’m considering doing at least one link roundup with a specific theme each month, so if you have ideas for future ones, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks!

In the meantime, here are this week’s links:

What does embodiment mean to you? 20 yogis and dancers describe what embodiment means to them.

One way to counter-protest a rally: dress up as clowns.

The FDA has given the green light to continue a trial of using a “party drug” as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

An update on the wildfire in Tennessee.

A study finds that deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is up 29% from last year.

Close to 2,000 veterans arrive at Standing Rock to act as “human shields” for water protectors.

Research before reacting: A video on the importance of fact-checking information shared on social media.

Spotify has just released an ad campaign with billboards and posters that include commentary on people’s music listening habits.  One example to show you the quirky humor of these ads: “Dear person who made a playlist called ‘One Night Stand with Jeb Bush like He’s a Bond Girl in a European Casino,’ we have so many questions. Thanks, 2016, it’s been weird.”

Friday link roundup 11/25

NPR reports on people’s social media use after the U.S. presidential election.

A list of 10 things food banks may need but don’t ask for.

Why I’m fighting foreign garlic growers and their U.S. allies: A perspective from a garlic grower from a small farm in New Mexico.

A reflection on the Hamilton cast’s speech and other theater artists’ experiences; on theater, diversity, and continuing to use the arts and theater as means to speak out.

How to Give and Give Thanks, to Standing Rock. From medical care to lawyer’s fees to warm clothing, this page includes a variety of ways to support the protestors at Standing Rock. An update from Standing Rock on Thanksgiving.

Looking for a song with a specific theme? A list of top-ranking songs about sisters and other topics. Ranker includes lists of songs on a variety of topics, as well as lists about celebrities, movies, and more.

On the Green Party’s efforts towards vote recounts and election verification in three states.

Friday link roundup 11/18

In Minnesota, former refugee Ilhan Omar made history by becoming the first Somali-American lawmaker in the United States.

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away this past week. A tribute from the pages of the New York Times.

Differing opinions and accounts: a tool created by the Wall Street Journal, shows news stories pulled from liberal and conservative Facebook feeds side by side.

In the 1970s and 80s, a photographer snapped pictures of people in his hometown. In the past seven years, he’s tracked down many of his subjects to re-create those photos. He now has published the photos from the past and present in his new book called “Reunions.” Read (and see) more.

A woman describes how the Nia Technique helped her recover from major PTSD and depression, and reconnect with her body. It’s a ten minute TEDx talk, and I think it’s worth watching.

Graphic designer and card creator Emily McDowell has co-authored a book called “There is No Good Card For This.” This book that embodies the messages of her empathy cards and looks at how people approach situations in life for which it’s challenging to find the right words.

Miami Beach is running out of sand.

Friday link roundup 11/4

Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks performed “Daddy Lessons” at the Country Music Awards. This NPR article reflects about the significance of the act, while another article discusses the backlash of negative comments about the performance on social media. See the performance here, or listen to the studio version here.

Glamour magazine names Emily Doe woman of the year, and she writes an eloquent update about her life after Brock Turner’s conviction and short sentence, and what it means to be a survivor.

A trial on male birth control shots was cut short due to side effects. These side effects are similar to many of the side effects women who take hormonal birth control.  experience. This article from the Atlantic discusses the different stakes of male and female birth control.

About a woman who took a year off to find love and wrote about her experiences.

Do parents invade their children’s privacy when they post photos of them online? This NPR article discusses and investigates this question.

In the United States, Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. How an elementary school teacher taught her students about the electoral process through teaching them about the election of 1800. Time magazine ranks the “dirtiest elections” in U.S. history and discusses how the current election compares. Variety shares the livestreams and updates that will be available on election day.