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Diamond, Babe

My end of the year mixtape for 2015, featuring the top 15 tracks I played incessantly over the year. Play (Featuring Sampha) – Katy B Les Sex – Kylie Minogue I Don’t Care- Cheryl Favorite (featuring Jeremih) – Nicki Minaj This Side of Paradise (Lost Kings Remix) – Hayley Kiyoko Throwback – Cheryl No Problem…

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Last Exit to Vegas: Songs From and Inspired by the Short Story Collection

Once upon a time, one of my writing professors gave my class writing prompts. Writing off the cuff is always good. She noticed that the prompts seemed to skew towards Vegas. Write what you know; I know Vegas. I intend to return at the end of my program. I had my ear to the ground…

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Clingwrap: A Mixtape

My end of summer mixtape! Something about summer always has me making mixtapes based on the time of year. I’ve begun the first semester of my last year in my graduate program and I’m looking forward to it. However, I haven’t quite shaken the summer doldrums. They’re sticking to me like cling wrap, hence the…

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Hot Fun in the Summertime

I apologize for the simplicity of the artwork on this mixtape. I refreshed my desktop and I knocked it back to Windows 8, losing all my programs. I’ve still got my files, so I’m good there. But all the programs I use on the regular (iTunes, Stamps.com, YNAB, etc) had to be reinstalled. Of course…

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Crossroads

Saying goodbye to 2014 with my annual end of the year mixtape. Lady Gaga – G.U.Y. Justin Timberlake – Cabaret (featuring Drake) MKS – Lay Down In Swimming Pools Diplo – Barely Standing (featuring Datsik & Sabi) Pharrell Williams – Gust of Wind Bridgit Mendler – Love Will Tell Us Where to Go Diplo –…

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Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me

What was the last CD you bought? I’m gonna do you one better, at least the last 3 CDs I bought digitally as well as the ones I’ve purchased physical copies of. Salt ‘n’ Pepa – “The Best of Salt-N-Pepa: The Millennium Collection (20th Century Masters)” Nicola Roberts – “Cinderella’s Eyes” Girls Aloud – “Ten”…

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Unforgettable with Love by Natalie Cole

Back when I was a wee Gilly, my family used to be a member of Columbia House. Now, if you’re an American kid who grew up in the 80s/90s, you know exactly what I’m talking about. For the uninitiated, it was a mail order music club. You could order cassette tapes (tapes!) and CDs. They…

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