Bitch Magazine’s RetroPop series: ALL OF THEM!

……..  Intro to Retropop  ……..

Holy smokes, I’ve been doing pop radio/historical lady writer mashups for Bitch Magazine for TWO MONTHS now! Before the final post goes up, voila an archive of all the smashes I’ve smashed for them…

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*Introducing RetroPop: Connecting Today’s Lady-centric Top 40 tunes with Great Female Jams from the Past

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*RetroPop: Pride & Prejudice & Carly Rae Jepsen

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*RetroPop: Why Edna St. Vincent Millay Would Love “Starships” by Nicki Minaj

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*RetroPop: Is the Dude in P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” Just a 2012 Version of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights?

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*RetroPop: Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” and Emily Dickinson’s Dark

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*RetroPop: Would Jane Eyre Totally Heart Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”?

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*RetroPop: Jolting “Wide Awake” With Katy Perry, Maya Angelou, and Sylvia Plath

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*RetroPop: Is Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” a Riff on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

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*RetroPop: Getting Dumped with Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

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*RetroPop: On the Manhunt with Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been?” and Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple

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*RetroPop: Nicki Minaj’s Obama-Noted Political Satire and the “Little Boxes” She Might Enjoy

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*RetroPop: What Would Zelda Fitzgerald Say to Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s “Good Time”?

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*RetroPop: (Completely Non-Violent, Totally Symbolic) Mariah Carey Cage Match

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*RetroPop: Criminal Intent with Sia and David Guetta’s “Titanium” and Anne Sexton’s Romantic Murder

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*RetroPop: Britney Spears and Virginia Woolf—CAUGHT ON TAPE!

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*Katy Perry is Billboard’s Woman of the Year… But Who is RetroPop’s Woman of All the Years?

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……..  Katy Perry and Hildegard von Bingen  ……..

Why I Can’t Keep It Up: A Meditation On Blog Feature Continuity and Lack Thereof

I know that this is the place to do it: introduce constant features, regular stuff that people will want to check in on every day, an idea with slight variations that will continue to delight and titillate and receive continuous clicks. Make it simple, Goldberg! Make it snappy! Pictures of unhappy hipsters or GIFs of pizzas (which I love, btw) or something else amaaaazing.

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Such an endeavor will show how very organized I am. It will show that I can follow through. So you know you can count on me, prospective employer, because I could pump out daily similar hilarities!

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I know. I know. I know I should be doing this. And I’ve tried, OH, how I’ve tried. But here’s the thing: LIFE IS SO HARD»»UGHHH.

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Seriously. Between trying to keep up one’s work commitments and pitch/research/meet deadlines for one’s freelance career and consistently Tweet and exercise and be a not crappy girlfriend/friend/Tamagotchi owner, sometimes a girl just wants a place that isn’t a perfectly planned uniform little blog concept, but rather a free and fun creative space to romp around with words and ideas.

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So what I have to offer here, instead, is the creative energy that’s left after all those other logical and scheduled things in my life are executed. Meaning no, you can’t come to my Tumblr and know exactly what to expect every single time, other than that it will come from a real place in the currently un-used corner of my creativity. And y’know I’m pretty happy to share that with you.

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But how will you know, prospective employer and/or critic of some sort (personal, otherwise), if I can deliver regular high-quality content?

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Well, for one thing, you can check out my new blog over at Bitch Magazine. For eight weeks, I’ll be mashing together lady-driven Top 40 songs with great works of art from female writers of the past to see what messages they may have in common. The point is to have some fun and to demonstrate how the topics discussed in the pop music that many people view as fluff are similar conversations that hallowed female writers from the canon also discussed. Three times a week for two months I’m going to sploosh out some fun little groove-filled posts for them. See… regular, expected, great. I can do it!

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It’s true I’m not as great at being consistent and predictable over here in Tumblr land. But at least in this venue you get to really know me and my voice and interests. And if you’re going to be someone hiring me or criticizing my work, I want you to really know me first.

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So, hi. Hi. Hi! Let’s tumble together randomly through the excitements of life and the internet.