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Author Archives: Amanda Nazario
Amanda Nazario takes us along as she gets to see and meet one of her musical idols, the legendary John Sebastian. Despite the show being in a tiny Boston club with a noisy kitchen, iPhone wielders, and an irritating waitress, Nazario’s superfan heart illuminates the under-appreciated genius in his well-deserved glory. Continue reading
The ability to make people laugh is even rarer than the ability to make beautiful music. The combination of both, executed well, is cause for celebration. Amanda Nazario gives props to parody progenitors Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, et al, and the 21st century’s own master of making fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic, still riding high after debuting at number one last year.
Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, still stealing hearts and wowing audiences after almost a half-century. Writer-DJ Amanda Nazario checks out the band – and the intense fandom – at the Borgota Casino, and leads us into her unwavering, soul-deep crush on one of the best pop groups ever.
One drastic move, a suicide attempt, and in the psych ward Amanda Nazario learns more about life than death, love than loss.
In which Amanda Nazario addresses the compulsion to list, to think in lists and create categories and what it says about this modern moment. And presents the 38 sleepiest corgis.
DJ and author Amanda Nazario takes on Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy,” and ends up tackling the thorny trends of unrequited love songs. We even include a playlist of great songs about crushes.
It’s not a dog’s life. No, but as a dog walker Amanda Nazario gets a new view of life, love and the city…
Sometimes satire is the greatest homage as Amanda Nazario discovers listening to My Dick, which takes her from Ween to Billy Joel. And, back.