Books, Music

Music Recommendations for Children of Blood and Bone


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi has been out for a while now, but for some of us we’re still thinking about it. Flooded with determination, adventure, courage, and empowerment, there’s nothing quite like this book.

So here you go! A list of music for when you want to recapture those feelings (and for when you just don’t have time to reread all 544 pages…): Continue reading “Music Recommendations for Children of Blood and Bone”

Music, The Other Stuff

Thanksgiving Music

(Because it does exist.)

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Even though the day has passed, I’m still reminded of how much I can be thankful for my family, my friends, to everyone who has supported and continues to support me, and the ability to support myself and study at Northwestern. While it’s all to easy to lose perspective I am truly, deeply grateful.

So in the spirit of continued thankfulness here’s a song specifically about Thanksgiving as sung by Josh Groban. Enjoy!


Your Brain, the DJ (When Songs Spontaneously Combine)

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I’ve started realizing how weird my brain is when it comes to music. Probably everyone has had an experience where a tiny bit of a song gets stuck in your head on repeat. But have you ever had a tiny bit of a song combine with another tiny bit of a song?

For example. Continue reading “Your Brain, the DJ (When Songs Spontaneously Combine)”

Music, The Other Stuff

Unique Music Associations (Plus Bacon and Cotton Eye Joe)

Otherwise known as what happened last week.


This past week has been kind of a weird one in terms of things I’ve thought about or done, so I thought I’d list them out. (If anyone’s doing cognitive research on weird brains this is the post for you.) Continue reading “Unique Music Associations (Plus Bacon and Cotton Eye Joe)”


Top 5 Inspiring Book Characters for the New Year


It’s that time of year again when everyone makes resolutions to exercise, spend more time with family, or try something new. So in the spirit of New Year’s, here are five fictional literary characters to draw inspiration from for the new year: Continue reading “Top 5 Inspiring Book Characters for the New Year”

The Other Stuff

Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)

the-man-from-u-n-c-l-eOver the past week, I moved into my very first apartment. With about a week and a half left now before I officially start the the PhD program in music theory and cognition at Northwestern University, I have a Continue reading “Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)”