A Long and Storied History of the Most Interesting Secondhand Items I've Ever Bought
For as long as I can remember, I have been enormously enamoured with the act of visiting charity shops, and other establishments of the secondhand-selling persuasion, whenever it was possible for me to do so.
Turn Off Your Mind, Relax, and Float Downstream: A Playlist of Musical Zen (PART 1)
A curated mixture of genres ranging from ambient to classical, shoegaze to synthwave, and post-rock to electronica, these 48 tracks represent the broad spectrum of the types of music I've used over the years to aid me in chilling out, finding calm, and even capturing sleep if needed.
I May Be A Leo, But I'd Be L͟i͟o͟n͟ If I Said I Felt Like One
I don't mind those who believe in astrology, horoscopes, and all that zodiac jazz. For me personally, though, it's a belief system that's never really sat well with me.
A Little(ish) Anti-Valentine's Playlist: PART 1
Compiled in conjunction with Vocal's Anti-Valentine's Playlist challenge, this selection of songs I've cobbled together herein runs the gamut of genres, artists, decades, and levels of lyrical and thematic seriousness. All of them are specifically assembled for one shared goal: to act as the antithesis of whatever Valentine's Day was ostensibly created to celebrate.
SKIN: A HISTORY OF NUDITY IN THE MOVIES (2020)
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies is a surprisingly comprehensive and fascinating delve into the correlation between the creation and evolution of cinema as an industry and art form, and society's fluctuating political, religious, and moral attitudes over the past century and change, all of which are bound up with humankind's everlasting hard-on, figuratively and literally, for capturing images of nude bodies.
A Listicle Letter Addressed to Me, Containing An Itinerary of Things I Really Ought to Improve About Myself in 2021
Dear Jack (a.k.a. You, a.k.a. Me), I think you know all too well that it's high time you upgraded your metaphorical physical and psychological OS settings. You're filled with bugs that need fixing, and you can't wait for others to help do it for you, so maybe give a hard reset and reboot a go?
Dear Donald: So Long, and Thanks for All the Shit
Dear Donald, This is an open letter addressed to you, imagining a world in which you actually cared to read words on a page. Maybe get somebody to read this out to you like the world's worst audiobook? Or like a bedtime story for the world's oldest, brattiest, stupidest infant. Which is you, Donald. I'm talking about you. I'm insulting you explicitly. I'm calling you stupid and bad, because you are, and you know you are, and you like that you are, because that's all you've ever been.
An Imaginary Soundtrack to 2020
This playlist was a tough one to whittle down, but I eventually settled on the following selection of 66 songs, each from a different artist, ranging across a wide array of genres and moods. I arranged them into this very particular order that you see here, as a means of creating a good tonal ebb and flow, and also finding decent matches between the end of one song, and the beginning of the next. However, you can always play it on shuffle mode, and it ought to work just fine. I hope you enjoy...