Joni Mitchell – Carey

I stumbled across an article online about the man who inspired Joni Mitchell’s song ‘Carey’. I haven’t heard that song in years but oh how I used to love it! It’s so exotic and carefree and just a fabulous tune. So of course I had to listen to it again. And it is just as […]

Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin My rating: 4 of 5 stars A really evocative and poetic telling of the lives of one black family in 1930s America. I particularly loved the resilience and independence running through so many of the characters, and the way the lens moves through each of them, […]

Tori Amos -What Child, Nowell

If you’re looking for Christmas music that isn’t annoying as hell, then I recommend Tori Amos’s album, Midwinter Graces. I despise wrapping presents and writing cards. I like buying them, I love giving them, it’s just the in between that depresses me. But I now have a tradition which is to play this album while […]

Florence and the Machine -Sky Full of Song

This is my favourite Florence song, and it’s one that has always resonated with me. I do go through periods of energy and enthusiasm, often to cover up a void, but mostly actually because it’s fun, but I wear myself out. I can feel myself teetering on the brink of a breakdown, ready to collapse […]

Dolly Parton -D.I.V.O.R.C.E

Something officially happened this week. I got divorced. In a way it’s no big deal, just a formality. We have been separated for three years. Three years since I realised I would die if I stayed with him, so I walked out, got a job, bought my own house, never looked back. So in a […]

I can see clearly now, the rain has gone

I came on here to delete my last post, because it was so personal and so raw, and not the kind of thing we’re supposed to talk about. But I am going to let it stand. That’s because it is actually a very good depiction of what it’s like to be inside an RSD spiral. […]

Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson – Ambulance Blues

A friend recently drew this to my attention and I’m glad he did as it’s awesome. This is a really beautiful cover, but it has prompted me to revisit Neil Young, which is always a trip worth making. Provided to YouTube by Polyvinyl Records Ambulance Blues · Jeff Rosenstock · Laura Stevenson Still Young ℗ […]

A Room Called Earth – Madeleine Ryan

A Room Called Earth by Madeleine Ryan My rating: 2 of 5 stars I found this book both disappointing and frustrating. I wanted so much to like it as it had been recommended to me. I enjoy internal monologues, and I am actively seeking more neurodivergent perspectives, and I had a sense that I could […]


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