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So Over 2016

2016 – Just stop. For the love of god, just stop!   I’m almost positive I’m not the only one out there done with this shitstorm year of 2016, with all of its losses and heartache. What’s with the whole Gen-X icons dying off this past year? David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Glenn Frey, Florence Henderson, Alan Thicke, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Vanity, Prince, Zsa Zsa Gabor – just to name a few, and the latest, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. There are some who don’t understand why people get so grief-stricken…

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I’m Fine.

I’ve been wanting to write this piece for over a year now, but kept putting it off because I didn’t want to bring these realities to life, or to revisit them. After further consideration, I believe these are things that need to be said. I’ve seen the countless memes, the series of photos about mental illness in general, but more specifically depression and anxiety, and I always share them so others know the struggle – but it is just a mere glimpse into the black hole of the abyss. So here…

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Dancing With Depression & Anxiety

  My nights out dancing at the 80’s music revival nights are bittersweet at best these days.   On one side I am enamored by the music of my younger, more carefree days. I get lost in the song and dance. At times I close my eyes and imagine I am still that young, naïve, and lost little girl, reveling in hearing nothing but the melodic whispers of youth, and a future filled with hope. When I attend these events, I almost always recognize a lot of faces – mostly from…

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A Lesson in Scrapbooking

In the early 2000’s, when the scrapbooking craze started to swell in popularity everywhere, I swore I’d never do that “suburban housewife, soccer-mom bullshit”. It irked me when I saw the aisles of my favorite craft store grow from one side of an aisle to two full aisles, including end-caps. That meant less room for my favorite items, pushing them to condense and move them to the back of the store. I must have softened, because back in 2009, I decided to make a scrapbook for one of my friends…

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Take Back The Power!

  I’m tired of being told that my vote didn’t matter. That I was an uninformed voter. That I was a third party spoiler. Most of all, I’m tired of being told that it is my fault that Trump is packing to move into his new home for the next four years.   I have no regrets. I voted my conscience.   I voted for the candidate whom I felt would turn this country into the great land I grew up learning about in the history books of my younger…

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