All posts tagged: music

You Don’t Own Me

You Don’t Own Me was originally recorded by Leslie Gore in 1963 when she was only 17 years old. At the time, the defiant song inspired young women, and is seen as one of the early influences of the Women’s Liberation Movement.  There have been several successful covers of the song, most recently by SayGrace in 2015, who gives the song a modern swagger. Interestingly, SayGrace’s version is produced by Quincy Jones, who also produced Leslie Gore’s version. 

Strange Happenings in June

June 3rd Watcher in theaters. “Watcher is a thriller movie directed by Chloe Okuno. Watcher follows Julia (Maika Monroe), an American woman who moves to Bucharest with her boyfriend, Francis (Karl Glusman). As she doesn’t speak the language, she becomes isolated while Francis is at work, and in fear of a local serial killer, Julia starts to feel she’s being constantly watched and followed by a suspicious neighbor.” June 7th A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari on shelves. “The Lost Apothecary meets Dead Dead Girls in this fast-paced, STEMinist adventure. Debut author Kate Khavari deftly entwines a pulse-pounding mystery with the struggles of a woman in a male-dominated field in 1923 London.” June 8th World Oceans Day. Celebrate virtually with the United Nations, take a beach walk if you live near the ocean, or enjoy some ASMR ocean waves. June 14th Full moon. June 19th Juneteenth. Also known as Freedom Day and Liberation day, the holiday marks the 1865 announcement of General Order No. 3 in Galveston, TX. June 20th Summer …

Muse of the Day

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please. Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity