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The Smile Sessions

It just goes to show how blind I can be, because I never thought that mingling something so wonderfully carefree with something so unutterably tragic could be beautiful. Elise Burke’s essay on The Smile Sessions, and her recollections of her sister paint an interweaving picture of two worlds: one personal and physical, the other fleeting […]

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Silent

I know where you stand, silent in the trees. And that’s where I am, silent in the trees. Had someone asked my twelve-year-old self if I related to those lyrics, I would’ve said no. I would’ve said that they were weird and slightly creepy and that I would never relate to something like that. Had […]

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“A Rush of Blood to the Head”

Lena Moses-Schmitt’s essay on Coldplay’s second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, resonated with me when she discusses tapping into the music to understand her own emotions.  Matching music to my mood is something I’ve done for as long as I can remember, something I know everyone does.  As long as I’m not […]

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This essay stuck out to me because of the way the author spoke about listening to music during her teenage years. As someone who was quite obsessed with certain bands and music in general, especially during my early teen years, it was something I could relate to. When she describes how the music video for […]

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