You can do whatever you want

You can. There’s no question about it. The only one who can stop you is, well, you. I know – everyone says that. But there’s something particularly true in what is timelessly repeated.

It’s very easy to find excuses. I don’t want to hurt him. She will be mad at me. I will disappoint them. I will be judged for it. They won’t understand. I don’t know how. What if I fail?

They’re all excuses. Stop this, right now. You can. And you should. Continue reading “You can do whatever you want”

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10 feminist songs that you should know about

Maybe you already know them. Maybe you don’t (you probably have already heard at least a few). Either way, I decided to come up with a list compiling what I believe to be 10 of the best songs celebrating female strength and character. Continue reading “10 feminist songs that you should know about”

The top 10 albums released in 2015

It was very difficult to compile a list of my favorite ten albums of 2015. Not because there weren’t enough options, but because there were too many. According to a Wikipedia list, there were 640 albums released in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom alone. Continue reading “The top 10 albums released in 2015”

Adele’s new success

Drew Barrymore, in the movie Music & Lyrics (directed by Marc Lawrence, released in 2007), says something about, well, music and lyrics, that for me is as true as the law of gravity: “A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that’s the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It’s the combination of the two parts that make it magical.” Continue reading “Adele’s new success”

The beauty of Hallelujah

In 1984, the Canadian singer Leonard Cohen arrived at the studio where he was recording his album Various Positions and presented the song Hallelujah. Nobody knew at the time his struggle to compose it, and almost nobody appreciated at all. The song was hardly heard for almost a decade. Then Bob Dylan sang it in a show. Then John Cale did a cover, followed by Jeff Buckley. The song exploded. It is considered today one of the most reproduced songs of all time. Continue reading “The beauty of Hallelujah”