TJ is a writer living in Portland, OR.

Favorite Songs from 2017

Favorite Songs from 2017

Nine of my favorite songs from 2017.

All Our Exes Live in Texas – Boundary Road

There are too many folks
Who depend on me and I can't let go
But what if I wanna be the one to fall apart
Once in a while?

Alvvays – In Undertow

You find a wave and try to hold on for as long as you can
You made a mistake you'd like to erase and I understand
What's left for you and me?

I ask that question rhetorically

Aminé  – Wedding Crashers

This is dedicated to my ex-lovers
Hope that you hear this, never find another
Me and my friends, we don't worry or pretend
Hope you play this at your wedding
Yeah, the one I won't attend

Big Thief – Mary

We overcome the sirens
We look both left and right
And I can feel the numbness accompany my plight
And I know that someday soon I'll see you
But now you're out of sight
And you'll kiss me like you used to in the January night

Dude York – Black Jack

I relied on myself, neglected my own health
Too afraid to ask for help; tried to do it all by myself
Still believe in myself; my friends, my only wealth
As far as I can tell, nobody does it all by themselves

Japanese Breakfast – Till Death

All our celebrities keep dying
While the cruel men continue to win
You'd reassure me in a way you only can
Get these days to go by like the swaying of a ship

Luke Sital-Singh – Time is A Riddle

Time, time, time is a riddle
My oh my I can figure it out

Rebecca Loebe – Weeping Willow

I’ll give you space
And half of my pillow
I’ll calm you down
I’ll stick around
Weeping Willow

Siren and the Sea – The Wait

What do I do? What do I say?
Why do I hold my arms this way?
Tell me tell me tell me what do I do?


9 Books I Read in 2017

9 Books I Read in 2017