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by ~Octopussy~

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6 days ago

Songbird

Fleetwood Mac is my favorite band, but I didn’t become a fan until around 2001. By that time, Christine McVie had retired from touring. I never thought I would get to see her live, but she rejoin...


August 29, 2022

The Third Wives

Interviewer: Why haven’t you written a memoir? Stevie Nicks: Because I wouldn’t be able to tell the whole truth. The world is not ready for my memoir, I guarantee you. All of the men I hung out w...


July 26, 2022

Paradoxically Yours

I went upstairs to use the restroom since the one downstairs was out of order. I had to go through the curtain and let the bouncer know that I had permission to come in without paying. I walked p...


It’s funny because there’s something really peaceful about the fact that I’m completely disconnected from everything. Do you know why? In America, participation is a requirement… constantly inund...


October 05, 2021

The Molly Ringwald Moment

In August I wrote about songs that connected me to my emotions, but there’s an even deeper level than that. It’s the level that makes you dance. I’m very self-conscious about my body and I rarely...


August 02, 2021

Emotions

Earlier this year I heard a song that kind of snapped something in me. And it was weird because I didn’t actually understand the lyrics because it was in Mandarin, and I don’t speak Mandarin. But...


June 23, 2021

One Way Ticket

Part of leaving means that I’m having to clean up and sort all of my stuff, I found a box of photographs in my things. I’m not a very sentimental person, probably because of how emotional I am, a...


June 22, 2020

Sad Angel

So I believe the greatest Fleetwood Mac song written after Rumours is actually from their EP that was called Extended Play in 2013. I know, that seems ridiculous but it’s literally the core of th...


August 14, 2019

Sola Sistim

I have a new answer to the question “What’s your favorite horror movie?” and my answer will still surprise you. My answer used to be Titanic. Nobody really understood that but I would remind the...


January 12, 2019

Icarus Falls

Last year was such a complicated year musically, that I thought it would be a good thing to share my top favorite albums from the year. Dark Horse by Devin Dawson: I’m not picking this just becau...


November 25, 2018

Black Magic Woman

This week left me feeling down and completely listless. I went out to do some writing, I booked my flight to Seattle, and then I was talking to a friend who reminded me that the Fleetwood Mac con...


September 03, 2017

Madonnarama

The Rebel Heart Tour is being released in a few weeks, and I’m trying to think of what my absolute favorite Madonna songs are. You’ll probably notice, I’m much more into Madonna’s later stuff. Ge...


August 14, 2017

Bitchin'

I don’t know why and I’m not going to analyze why, but I totally identified more easily with female singers and bands when I was younger. I think it’s because I was raised in such a feminine envi...


June 27, 2017

Annabel Lee

When I was younger, I loved the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. For whatever reason, those dreary stories about death, murder and the impending Hell seemed perfectly normal for my teenaged brain. Alt...


I kind of touched on something in the survey I posted that I wanted to expand on… I can’t listen to most music anymore. If we’re friends on Facebook, you’ll notice I’ve posted a lot of music but ...


I was reading Kiss Of Life’s entry and it reminded me of this song. I love this song and think it’s got a great message. George really was a master. It’s really difficult to hear in hindsight. L...


February 04, 2017

Remnants

You know, I think that the first artist whose music you consciously purchased (as opposed to being a hand-me-down by a sibling or parent) is a lot like falling in love for the first time. That pe...


January 10, 2017

No Plan

I know I know, another ridiculous story about David Bowie. The truth is, I feel like his death was such a watershed moment in 2016. It was like some kind of portent about the way things would go....


October 05, 2016

Justice

About 10 years ago, I had a huge crush on this guy and he was obsessed with this band called Justice, which most people think are a Daft Punk rip-off, but I remember them as having some of the be...


September 27, 2016

Miles Away

I have to be honest, when it comes to Madonna albums, I think Hard Candy might be my least favorite. The songs don’t hang together as a whole, but they are good songs. But no Madonna song have I ...


The other day I realized that it had been 20 years since this album had come out. It made me kind of sad. I mean, I hadn’t actually listened to this album the year it had come out, I wouldn’t dis...


June 12, 2016

The Song Survey

I know I just did a survey, but fuck you I love music. 1: A song you like with a color in the title: Blue In Green by Miles Davis. I’ll always thrive to jazz. 2: A song you like with a number in...


For the many many years I’ve been singing Stevie Nicks songs at karaoke, there was an anomalous song called Nightair that was always in the list. It was listed as a Fleetwood Mac song along with ...


April 28, 2016

Over And Over by Madonna

Like A Virgin is actually my least favorite Madonna album. I hardly ever listen to it because it’s just kind of tacky. I love Madonna just as much as I love Stevie Nicks, but that whole album is ...


February 03, 2016

Destiny Rules by Fleetwood Mac

If you’ve read my entries for any length of time, you’ve probably come across this. Destiny Rules is more than just my favorite song, it’s like a life motto. I have two tattoos that reference thi...


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The sounds and songs that take me to places I’ve been or have yet to go.