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Reading Love Songs Against the Grain (Through a Lens of Asexual Greed)

A post about a couple of songs where the whole picture clearly adds up to a conventional narrative of sexual jealousy — but for the purposes of this post, I smash that picture to pieces and reassemble those pieces into a narrative that suits me.

[Crossposted to Pillowfort. Preview image by Soheil Koushan, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]

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Guess what they played at church today.


John Lennon’s Imagine.


Five Years and Counting


A playlist for dealing with the anti-ace brigade.  Just a themeless, totally not-ace-related sampling of perspectives on ongoing internet conflicts, from “this is why we lie awake” to “I don’t want to hear about the bad blood anymore.”

This Is Why We Fight – The Decemberists / You’re So Vain – Carly Simon / Don’t You Ever Get Tired – Bettye Swan / Dirty Laundry – Don Henley / Hate On Me – Jill Scott / Mean People Suck – NOFX / Civil War – Guns N’ Roses / Gives You Hell – The All American Rejects / Shut It Tight – T Bone Burnett / 3 Minutes – Mashrou’ Leila* / Numb – Marina & The Diamonds / Bad Blood – Bastille

*I could hide in your skin.  I could wear all your faces… I could be you if you want me to.  I could sing all your words.  I could act out your life, when you hear me in your mirror.  Tell me please who to be.


here, have a list of songs you never asked for

Instead of being responsible and working on my assignments, a few days back I made a playlist intended to be (by admittedly subjective standards) “Christian contemporary music that isn’t as bad as most of it”, alternatively and more accurately titled “In which the blogger gets nostalgic for middle school”.

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