Syar’s 2013 End of Year Review: Recommendations

In case any of you are looking for things to read/listen to/check out:

25. What’s your new favourite thing this year?

  • Katy and Katie: Just The Tips, my fave new webseries
  • The Toast, home of the inimitable Mallory Ortberg & Nicole Cliffe
  • Sleeping in a queen bed after a lifetime of sleeping in a single
  • Showing up late to things sometimes

26. What were the best books you read? 

  • Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
  • Dispatch From the Future by Leigh Stein
  • Inferno (a Poet’s Novel) by Eileen Myles
  • Blue Nights & The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • How Literature Saved My Life by David Shields
  • Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner
  • What There Is To Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell edited by Suzanne Marrs
  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
  • Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

27. What was on frequent rotation on your iTunes this year? 

So let’s get this out of the way, my top 5 favourite songs off BEYONCÉ in rough order are: XO, ***Flawless, Pretty Hurts, Blow, and Partition.

Full review here.

chamberlain:

Chambaland - “Two Royals” (Lorde vs. Spin Doctors)

Zeitgeist!

(Source: bitchmagazine.org, via tarts)

justsayjolie:

"It’s Finally Ironic" by Rachael Hurwitz

This entire thing — a correct rendering of “Ironic” by Alanis Morissette — is amazing and more or less the reason why the internet should continue to exist as a power for good over evil but obviously “It’s a black fly in your chardonnay that was specifically purchased to repel black flies” is my favorite part.

Bastille in Barcelona as part of The Beefeater Alchemy Project (x)

(Source: sendmyregardstohelll)

alexandrabeth:

So Under The Influence: The Girly Review is finally printed, and ready to be held in hot little hands. I’ll be dropping a bunch off at Sticky Institute in Melbourne today. I’ll be leaving for Europe super early Friday morning, so if you were interested in buying a copy, do it now! I’ll have them in the mail for you Wednesday! Please tell all your friends!
http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review
http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review
http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review

alexandrabeth:

So Under The Influence: The Girly Review is finally printed, and ready to be held in hot little hands. I’ll be dropping a bunch off at Sticky Institute in Melbourne today. I’ll be leaving for Europe super early Friday morning, so if you were interested in buying a copy, do it now! I’ll have them in the mail for you Wednesday! Please tell all your friends!

http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review

http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review

http://undertheinfluencezines.bigcartel.com/product/under-the-influence-the-girly-review

Guess what I just got in the mail! Double whammy of awesome zines. On the left is my friend Ali’s music zine Under the Influence - she’s planning a second one so you should get on that, and on the right is Brodie Lancaster’s Filmme Fatales, featuring kick-ass ladies talking about cinema, and also one specific kick ass lady who is queen of my heart.

Guess what I just got in the mail! Double whammy of awesome zines. On the left is my friend Ali’s music zine Under the Influence - she’s planning a second one so you should get on that, and on the right is Brodie Lancaster’s Filmme Fatales, featuring kick-ass ladies talking about cinema, and also one specific kick ass lady who is queen of my heart.

alexandrabeth:

If you think you can write 500-1000 words on your favourite bands/musician etc, then hit me up, because I’m wanting to put together a zine where people discuss their favourite band/musician, talk about their experiences of them, why they are your favourite etc. It is very daggy, but think of it as on opportunity for you to really express why you love some stupid band so much that you feel as though no one else gets it. Just a bit of fun to try and get myself writing, and I thought maybe some others would like to join in! Also if you think you have friends that would be interested, reblog please! :D

Do this, guys!

alexandrabeth:

If you think you can write 500-1000 words on your favourite bands/musician etc, then hit me up, because I’m wanting to put together a zine where people discuss their favourite band/musician, talk about their experiences of them, why they are your favourite etc. It is very daggy, but think of it as on opportunity for you to really express why you love some stupid band so much that you feel as though no one else gets it. Just a bit of fun to try and get myself writing, and I thought maybe some others would like to join in! Also if you think you have friends that would be interested, reblog please! :D

Do this, guys!

(Source: amajor7, via thelesserbear)

ohonestly:


some girls. // nifty ladies singing about love ‘n stuff. download here, or stream on youtube.

a random assortment of poppy, acoustic-y, electronic-y tunes, and the first in a series of lady-centric mixes. enjoy!
connie converse - “trouble”
lavender diamond - “i don’t recall”
purity ring - “ungirthed”
the magnetic fields - “quick!”
jade alston - “sober”
niki & the dove - “somebody”
carly rae jepsen - “turn me up”
elle varner - “refill”
joni mitchell - “carey”
nite jewel - “one second of love”
icona pop - “i love it”
scandal - “the warrior”
kitty pryde - “how 2 be a heartbreaker???”
penny & the quarters - “you and me”
beyonce - “1 + 1”
glass candy - “warm in the winter”

ohonestly:

some girls. // nifty ladies singing about love ‘n stuff.
download here, or stream on youtube.

a random assortment of poppy, acoustic-y, electronic-y tunes, and the first in a series of lady-centric mixes. enjoy!

  1. connie converse - “trouble”
  2. lavender diamond - “i don’t recall”
  3. purity ring - “ungirthed”
  4. the magnetic fields - “quick!”
  5. jade alston - “sober”
  6. niki & the dove - “somebody”
  7. carly rae jepsen - “turn me up”
  8. elle varner - “refill”
  9. joni mitchell - “carey”
  10. nite jewel - “one second of love”
  11. icona pop - “i love it”
  12. scandal - “the warrior”
  13. kitty pryde - “how 2 be a heartbreaker???”
  14. penny & the quarters - “you and me”
  15. beyonce - “1 + 1”
  16. glass candy - “warm in the winter”