Musings After Reading #2: Marilyn and Me (Lee, Ji-min)

Hello, And welcome to another, quite random book review. Today, I’m looking at ‘Marilyn and Me’ by Ji-min Lee or Lee Jimin/이지민, as she should really be known, being a South Korean writer. TW// war, mental illness, suicide. First, I’d like to discuss the book’s title in its different forms and the implications of theseContinue reading “Musings After Reading #2: Marilyn and Me (Lee, Ji-min)”

Musings After Reading #1: Love is a Mixtape (Sheffield)

The reason why I picked up this book is none other than Harry Styles: he recommend the book in one of his interviews and that’s how it found its way onto my TBR list. However, the book was not my introduction to Rob Sheffield, its writer. In fact, in 2018, I cited Sheffield’s review ofContinue reading “Musings After Reading #1: Love is a Mixtape (Sheffield)”

100 songs for the 2010s: Chief Keef feat. Lil Reese, ‘I Don’t Like’ #17

Hello! And we have made it to #17 even though we are behind schedule! Not all is lost yet, I think I will be able to catch up with the original plan throughout this week because I am done with university for 5 weeks (not counting the fact that I have to submit a portfolioContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Chief Keef feat. Lil Reese, ‘I Don’t Like’ #17”

100 songs for the 2010s: Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ #16

Hello! And welcome to #16. While the past handful of entries from the later years of the 2010s, we are now smack-back in the first half of it with Carly Rae Jepsen and ‘Call Me Maybe’. I don’t think there is a person alive on this planet that hasn’t heard this song. For at leastContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ #16”

100 songs for the 2010s: Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ #15

Hello! To finish off day 5, at #15 we have – Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’. Another song kinda overshadowed by the social media antics of the artist behind it. And it’s a shame because even for a person that is not particularly into Cardi B’s type of rap, I could see myself bopping to thisContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’ #15”

100 songs for the 2010s: Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug’s ‘Havana’ #14

Hello! And welcome to #14 entry – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug’s ‘Havana’ – a song that you have certainly had stuck in your head at some point or another. Not an instant hit upon release but a song with staying power, ‘Havana’ presents a trend already covered at #8 – Latin American influenced music’s impactContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug’s ‘Havana’ #14”

100 songs for the 2010s: BTS’ ‘I Need U’ #13

Hello! And welcome to the entry (project info here) I was looking forward to writing the most! At #13, we have BTS’ – ’I Need U’. 2015’s ‘I Need U’ is not one of BTS’ most successful title tracks – there are plenty of others with more awards, sales, and chart records. And yet, evenContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: BTS’ ‘I Need U’ #13”

100 songs for the 2010s: Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ #12

Hello! To finish off today with #12, we have a song that I have heard numerous times without really realizing and picking up on it – Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’. Representing those marginalized by society, who struggle with fitting in and being loved for who they are, ‘The Joke’ cuts you deep, both lyrically andContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Brandi Carlile’s ‘The Joke’ #12”

100 songs of the 2010s: Bobby Shmurda, ‘Hot N—a’ #11

Hello! And welcome to entry #11 (make a wish, hah). If #10 was one of my favourite songs, then #11 is completely new territory for me. And there is a very good reason for that (I am very very white). It was fun to read the story of this song though – Bobby Shmurda, ‘HotContinue reading “100 songs of the 2010s: Bobby Shmurda, ‘Hot N—a’ #11”

100 songs for the 2010s: Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ #10

Hello! And welcome to #10 entry of the project. I’m honestly surprised to have made 1/10 way there. How nice that to celebrate this achievement we are discussing one of my personal favourites of the decade – Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’. The world was first introduced to Billie Eilish in 2015/16 but didn’t really takeContinue reading “100 songs for the 2010s: Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ #10”