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Heartbreak Radio

Cutting Room Floor

Yet the more time I spent with the melodramatic heartbreak melodies, I realized there were more than two genres of breakup music.
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olivia-jerram

Green Rabbit

Sometimes, other people’s love of the music you’re playing is only a side effect of the feeling you get from playing that music for yourself.
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Late blooming

My younger brother was the first person to show me “What Makes You Beautiful,” released in 2011. We probably played that song 30 times that afternoon and danced nonstop around the living room the whole time. We watched the music video and critiqued the attractiveness of all the lead singers
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Riding the ‘70s sad girls wave

Cutting Room Floor

Grief comes in waves, and these waves never go away permanently. During the last few years of his life, my paternal grandpa brought our family to the beach twice every summer. He was too frail to come down to the sand, so he enjoyed the view from the picnic area.
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