It’s something that’s defining our generation, for better or worse. Same sex marriage. As of August 1st 2017, 22 countries allow same sex marriage – none of these countries include Australia; a country that prides itself on mateship and giving everyone a fair go. That is, unless, you’re in love with someone of the same… Continue reading Why same sex marriage isn’t getting the attention it deserves and is getting attention it doesn’t deserve.
The Harlem Shake I know you groaned as you read that. For better or worse, in February 2013, the Harlem Shake took the world by storm. For those who were living under a digital rock for that amazing two month period where this viral dance reigned supreme, let me break this bad boy down for… Continue reading Where Are They Now: The Internet Trends Edition
I recently stumbled across this article on Spin.com listing the 21 best pop-punk choruses of the 21st century. And it pissed me off. I first took issue with the site effectively listing songs performed by boy bands with guitars. Don't get me wrong – the likes of Good Charlotte and Simple Plan held a special… Continue reading A List of Feelz – Top 15 Emo Choruses According to Livv
Suffice to say, the internet is exploding following the release of Netflix’s 2017 hit show ’13 Reasons Why’ based on the book by Jay Asher. And I can totally understand why – the story is compelling, heartbreaking, captivating and frighteningly relatable. Each episode is confronting and uncomfortable to watch. As viewers, we watch on as… Continue reading 15 Hundred Words: Why ’13 Reasons Why’ is the best and worst show for raising awareness on teen suicide.
On International Women's Day, we wear pink In 1997 when I was eight years old, singing (terribly) the Spice Girls into my hairbrush like so many of us did (or still do - no judgement here!) I would chant the group's infamous catch phrase "girl power" and strike a diva-esque pose while the track faded… Continue reading International Women’s Day: Tokenism or a move in the right direction?
Sum 41 is not a band you’re ever going to take seriously. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy their music. Quite the opposite, actually. Whether it be a new record screaming to be heard for the first time or a bout of nostalgia drawing me back in, I’m always more than happy to give… Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW – 13 VOICES BY SUM 41. 13 VOICES TOO MANY?
The strength in Jimmy Eat World comes from the fragility of their lyrics. I guess for me that's how it's always been. Their poetic words and way they're melodically constructed has always struck a chord and resonated with something otherwise unidentifiable in me. Their lyrics and music can transport the most immovable soul to the… Continue reading Integrity Blues – A Jimmy Eat World redemption album
One eye opened first, then the other. She felt groggy. It took a few attempts to fully open her eyes before it finally took, but she kept them squinted. The tiny shed of light coming through the block-out drapes felt more blinding than it really was. She turned over and faced the man lying there,… Continue reading Stringless..?