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New Music In One’s 30’s

I heard a long time ago, and repeatedly since, that people stop listening to new music at age 33. I’d actually been afraid immediately after high school that I’d become one of those guys who thinks all the best bands

Posted in Pop Culture, Songwriting

A Different Heaven

I used to own Chuck Klosterman’s Hypertheticals. A series of card questions meant to get interesting answers out of normal people. Problem was I don’t bother to hang out with normal people and I got tired of default interesting answers

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

Auditioning For My Job

There’s a line in Lost Connection’s chapter loss of meaningful work in which a woman says she felt like she was auditioning every day at her own job. The lack of career path and job security is an increasing worry

Posted in Depression & Suicide, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

“Overweight is overlooked, and that’s how I need to be.”

I’m reading Lost Connections (subtitle: Uncovering the real causes of depression and the unexpected solutions) and above is a quote from an obese woman who, like most in the experimental group she was in, lost a lot of weight quickly

Posted in books, Depression & Suicide, fitness, Gender, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

Definable You

Another thing I picked up from the book The Brave Athlete is the notion of the Definable You. Meaning your stats, what’s objectively true. Your height and weight, your age – all totally objective things. So is the numbers of

Posted in books, Depression & Suicide, fitness, Pop Culture, Pragmatism

Self Image

Body image is something I never thought about until, like, last year. I had a body image of course but in a total unconscious way. Body image didn’t matter when I was growing up. There wasn’t a cultural obsession like

Posted in Depression & Suicide, fitness, Gender, Pop Culture, Pragmatism, Songwriting

The New Sex-Negative

Let’s talk about ‘slutty’ Halloween costumes. Right now everyone’s completely tired of them, they’ve been growing in popularity and shrinking in creativity for like ten years. I get that. But right off the bat I’m going to point out that

Posted in Gender, Pop Culture