I’m obsessed with the perfect playlist

I predominantly obsess over songs, listening over and over again until I am completely sick of them. Music is an escape for my imagination, and it likes to tell the same story until a new narrative is needed. Yet, there are some artists and songs that escape the listen-until-I-hate and they get moved into different places ready for when I need them. When I need to concentrate at work, it’s early Classical or electronic instrumentals, when ………

My Favourite Podcasts [culture, clothes, politics, music & murder]

I fall in and out of podcast binges, being away from the gym for a few months I’m not as up to date as I once was. They, like reading, hold my attention in a way images don’t (colour, lights, movement, distraction) I think my head prefers to dictate what things look like rather than a screen making it easy. The following podcasts are my favourites, the ones that don’t drop off the list but ………

Literary Life: January in Review

Since my book-binge, at the end of December, I’ve found a desire to read return or at least balance with the need to switch off my mind. I’ve finished the last of Sarah Moss’ fiction I had left to read (and now I’m mildly bereft) and the Emily Next series by L. M. Montgomery (which I adored). I got two extra ear piercings in my left ear lobe, bring the count to 8 ear piercings now. ………

Review: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

As I write this post, the Dark Waltz, such by Haley Westenra, is playing in the background – it feels oddly fitting. Not even for the lyrics, but for the melancholy, inevitable melody. Which is how I would describe Idaho by Emily Ruskovich, melancholy and inevitable. “One hot August day a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with ………