Tag: listening


  • haunted house – voice memo

    This song went through so many iterations, but I have a soft spot for this first little demo that was just piano and vocals.

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  • how does it feel..

    …to be a body? I wrote a whole record of songs based on that question.^ As always, I embarked on the project at an overly ambitious time (finishing undergrad and starting grad school) and most of the songs never made it past demo stage. And I don’t know if any of the other songs will […]

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  • Brahms

    I’m listening to Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in c minor (okay yes, just the 3rd movement) today. It’s incredibly mushy, kind of drooly writing. Not cliche, but the type of writing that feels like, “oh, you just wanted to feel good.” Incredibly beautiful, but not really thought-provoking music. I’m obviously struggling with the correct […]

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  • “my little brother” | bibliography

    There are so many things I despise about academia (you probably know this about me if we have spoken for 5 minutes), BUT one thing I love is a good bibliography. Bibliographies are the foundation of the writing process. I love to read them as I research, and I love to write them because it […]

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  • my little brother || lyrics

    I distinctly remember the impossibility I felt as a child that I/we would ever be anything other than kids. It seemed impossible that my siblings would have their own family, or that our priorities would shift, or that we would have real responsibilities. That we would get jobs. Or not live in the same house. […]

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  • dignity

    “…I think part of what she is getting at is this: dignity is not based on scarcity. And dignity is something that is very hard to claim for yourself and particularly easy to offer to someone else. And if people are worried about beauty in the sense of high heels or in the sense of, […]

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  • autumn nostalgia

    something changes inside you as you watch your younger siblings become adults.  it’s one thing to come of age, but something different—maybe sweeter, maybe more difficult— to watch them come of age, too.  this song feels like October to me. it’s all about change. observing it. taking part in it. accepting it. i decided to actually […]

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  • the value of connection

    What creates value? What does more practice actually equate to? How do you build trust? What is school for? Seth Godin discussed these and many other questions in a talk with students from Juilliard. It was immensely useful for me, and I hope it may be for you, too.

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