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Year of Less: Week 6

I decided not to post last week since I had bronchitis and didn’t do much of anything or spend any money. This week though, phew. I think I’m making up for a tame start to February! I think the -30 wind chills and midwinter SAD have put a spell on me. Ok, it’s not actually…

1 Month of Less

It’s done! Month 1! Woot woot. Yesterday, I tallied up all of my expenses for the month and compared it to my budget, and definitely learned a few things… I spend a lot of money on food. Like, almost as much as I spend on all of my housing costs. In January, I spent $562…

My Top 10 Albums

A few months ago, my boyfriend Jason and I were at my mom’s house for dinner, and found ourselves in a discussion of the top ten albums of all time. Obviously we each had our own ideas about which 25-minute-or-longer musical artifacts hold the most significance, and it ended up being a really interesting conversation.…

Jain: My Musical Souvenir

I was lucky enough to find myself in Paris and Geneva recently, where I got to hear some of the latest in French music. One day while watching TV in my hotel room in Geneva, a short clip aired about a singer called Jain. The 23-year old was born in France but lived in Abu Dhabi,…

Summer 2016 Preview

Summer is almost here, and with it will come releases from several of my all time favorite bands. Get excited in advance for albums from Band of Horses (!) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (!) among others. I’m kicking my summer off with Catfish and the Bottlemen’s newest release, The Ride. It was actually released this week,…