Best Break Up Album of All Time: You Decide

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Three things happened recently that made me think of the worst break up of my life.

The first is deciding to attend my 25th high school reunion this weekend.

What?

I know. I don’t even know how that happened.

Just know this decision has my brain is all awash in high school memories and with that memories of my first long term (8.5 years!) relationship. While we didn’t attend the same high school, going back in time got me thinking a lot about that particular break up.

The second was reading Rosie’s post Getting Over Heartbreak: A Primer. I wish I’d had this when I was getting over that relationship. My intuition helped me get through using most of the ten steps, but it sure would have been nice to have them all together right in front of my face.

My favorite tip: minimize exposure. I’m even quoted!

As Tami says, “call your girlfriends instead of calling him. unfriend on fb, take his number out of your phone.  If you are still dying from pain after 6 months of no contact, maybe talk then.”

The last was catching Alanis Morrisette’s “You Learn” on the way to the pool the other night. I was brought back to a moment in time when in the summer of 1995 four twenty-something women, two British and two American, were unabashedly singing out loud every word to every song of Jagged Little Pill over drinks at a casual dinner party and the conversation that happened as a result.

And this got me thinking about break up albums. Is Jagged Little Pill everyone’s break up album or are there other records that help people move on from heartbreak?

You tell me. What’s the most played heartbreak record in your life?

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Phone image source: by NeatoVintage on Etsy

Jagged Little Pill Image Source: wikipedia

The Interpreter – Rhett Miller

A Thanksgiving treat?

An early Christmas gift?

On The Interpreter Rhett covers some of my all time favorite songs: American Girl, California Stars, Wave of Mutilation, Waterloo Sunset and a bunch of other songs that sound awesome.

Maybe he covered your favorites too.

To hear the whole album before it comes out on Tuesday, November 22nd – click here.

In other news, the best husband in the WHOLE WORLD said I may be able to go to see Rhett in San Francisco at the end of the month.

A Thanksgiving Miracle?

Those exist, don’t they?

Anyone want to join me?

The Answer Is Yes: Song of the Day


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Song notes:

1. Should Duran Duran be required by law to play this song at every show? Yes.

Am I disappointed they didn’t play it Monday night? Yes.

Did I enjoy the sing along in the parking lot after the show? Yes.

2. Did the video editor clearly spend a lot of time synching Simon’s movements to the beat? Yes.

3. Do I love all the cheekbones, defined jaw lines and pouty lips in this video? Yes.

Good god, let us not wonder why I have been blinky about these dudes for 30 years.

THIRTY YEARS!!!!!!!!!

4. Would I very much like Simon to shave off that beard? Yes.

5. At one time in my life did I know all the awesome hand movements of this video? Yes.

6. Do I now find the naked baby in this video strange? Yes.

7. Was I previously too distracted by the high-waisted trousers and fitted shirts to notice said naked baby? Yes.

8. Am I now creeped out some perv is going to find me via that search? Yes.

9. Will I watch this video on replay today? Yes.

10. Do I think you should too? Yes.

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Are you a Durannie? Who did you want to marry when you grew up?

What have you loved since junior high – music or otherwise?

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently: Previous Songs

House Madness: Song of the Day


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Song notes:

1. Oh, Madness. Our house, indeed.

2. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve moved our furniture from room-to-room in the last six weeks. Fingers crossed, I’ll be finished with this nuttiness this weekend.

3. In the meantime, let’s all enjoy this awesome song. {Who knew they were still at it?}

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Have you been through house madness? What did you do to survive?

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently: Previous Songs

Guilty Pleasure: Song of the Day

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Song notes:

1. My girl, @jeaninoakland, introduced me to the genius of the collaborative playlists on Spotify earlier this week.

2. Who knew we’d share so many of the same guilty pleasure songs?

3. If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

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What are your guilty pleasure songs?

Are you on Spotify? Who wants to help me make it work?

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently: Previous Songs

Fan Letter Payoff: Song of the Day

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Song notes:

1. Last week I posted my Fantasy Setlist for the Old 97’s show at Harlow’s and then tweeted it to Rhett. He, being the nicest guy in rock, said he’d use it.

2. My list didn’t have any songs from Grand Theatre Volume 2 because I hadn’t gotten it yet {been an insanely weird month – not to worry, I picked on up at the show}.

It is AWESOME!

3. This is now my theme song. I’m a Trainwreck.

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Have you ever written a fan letter?

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{Don’t forget to CLICK the links!}

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently: Previous Songs

It Was Good While It Lasted: Song of the Day

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Song notes:

1. Jenny Lewis is adorable. The first time I saw her as an adult I wondered if she was in Camp Beverly Hills. The answer turned out to be yes. Who knew?

2. Apparently Rilo Kiley broke up recently. Guess I’ll just have to stick to these hits.

3. I am a sucker for a hand clap song.

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What is your favorite song by a group who has since broken up?

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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently:

Previous Songs