the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Regina Spektor

Holy crap, is this woman amazing live. She sang her first song a cappella, occasionally tapping her forefinger into the microphone to establish a beat, and this sent the crowd nuts. Several women in the front row were so frenzied that they reminded me of the videos of teenagers seeing The Beatles for the first time. She reminds me a lot of Tori Amos in the sense that she is really in tune with the crowd, knows why they came to see her, and knows exactly what to give them.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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