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Billions of Images

Lyrics evoke memories, reflection, and images. When you hear a line, you think “of that time,” feel a particular way, or a picture forms in your mind. Music and memory are linked in our brain; music helps us recall things and can help surface...
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Gypsies, Fleas & Trashpickers

Just beyond the northern city limits, a twenty-minute trip outside Paris takes you to Saint-Ouen. On a Saturday morning, you emerge from le metro confines into crowds hawking fake bags, watches, sneakers, and the fabulous flavor of illicit urban...
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Rainbows, Tornadoes, and an Angel

Picture a sepia-toned Judy Garland leaning on a tractor, dust blowing, looking dreamily out into out the distance, with her 1930s trill balancing on rainbow. If instead she is wearing a flannel with heavy straight bangs, rather than blue-and-white...
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Lana’s Noir

Lana’s voice has a warbley 40s jazz lounge feel, smoke and silk pants, with contemporary slutshame-crushing lyrics. The album makes you feel something, something slinky and dark and strong. Go tie up your boyfriend. Don’t walk down dark...
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Can’t Do It Alone

While it’s more poetic to say I’m always fleeing the scene, Mary Poppinsing from place to place as if the world’s a field of flowers, it may be more accurate to say I’ve just been working, hustling like everyone else. And of course, the...
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