Inspiration Playlist, Volume 2, Track 9: “Shot in the Arm”

Summerteeth is one of my all time favorite albums and "Shot in the Arm" is probably the best song on it. It's catchy as hell, but that last line "What you once were isn't what you want to be any more" really speaks volumes.   The ashtray says you were up all night When you went … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist, Volume 2, Track 9: “Shot in the Arm”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 8 “Hold On”

This next song on the playlist is a departure from last week's, but it's still pretty awesome. How can any mix not have Tom Waits in it? That would be a crime. Right?   Oh you got to Hold on, Hold on You got to hold on Take my hand, I'm standing right here You … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 8 “Hold On”

Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 7 “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

If you haven't listened to Lykke Li, you're seriously missing out. This Sweedish singer-songwriter is wicked adorable and her songs are catchy. This Lykke Li classic from 2008 is actually dedicated to my writing bff who had a pretty rough week and who could probably use an extra dose of inspiration. Hell, I think after … Continue reading Inspiration Playlist Volume 2, Track 7 “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

“Stay Gold, Ponyboy”

Confession: Up until last week, I'd never read S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders.  I know that it's on practically every other high school summer reading list, but it never was on mine. I was too busy not reading Lord of the Flies and Sir Garwin and Jane Austen. But awhile back on a road trip with Husband and Waffle, we listened … Continue reading “Stay Gold, Ponyboy”