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My Irish Phase

We all knew one of Those Kids in high school or middle school. You know the type I’m talking about: obsessed with British culture, watched Doctor Who religiously, owned a tea tin with the queen’s face on it, listened to the Beatles non-stop, talked with a...

My Main Buddy: Ella Fitzgerald

So, I got super into writing about Billie Holiday last week and I wanted to follow up with a biography of another killer jazz lady. I can’t tell you the first time I heard to Ella Fitzgerald’s voice. My memory isn’t that great and so a lot of those...

The Life and Times of Billie Holliday

I was looking back upon some of my old papers from my earlier college years, as I am wont to do, when I stumbled across a paper that I wrote for my History of Jazz class about the famous jazz singer Billie Holliday. Now, let me tell you, Billie Holliday was QUITE a...

Aca-Please Read My Article 2.24.17

Okay, listen… I love acapella music. Like, not just in the normal “Oh, I really liked Pitch Perfect” kind of way (although, I can’t even count the number of times I have seen the first one – I also know almost every harmony to every song...

A Look into Bare: A Pop Opera

For nine out of twenty-one years of my brief life on this world, I attended catholic school. Four of those nine years, I attended an all-girl’s catholic school. Yes, there was plaid. Yes, I was brain-washed a little bit. And yes, I still have the Catholic Guilt....