Archive for Zane Hellmann

('16, English) is forever searching for friends to keep him company, and usually those friends are the fictional characters in the latest book he is reading.
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DUETS: your week 2 playlist

The best 1-2 punches.

TOM JOBIM & ELIS REGINA – “Águas de Março” – as described by nick burns

It’s the most pure and otherworldly of all the bossa nova standards, the catchiest (“Girl from Ipanema” notwithstanding) and the most happily inscrutable, seeming to exist—not unlike Dylan’s “Mr Tambourine Man”—outside the boundaries of genre, mood, lyrical convention or meaning: is it a sad song? a happy one? Elis and Tom are certainly cute, playing cat and mouse with the mic, but the words and the notes mix melancholy and joy: the titular rains of March, Regina sings, […] Read more…

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DON’T HURT YOURSELF: your week 6 playlist

Songs about cheaters.

THE SMITHS – “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” – as described by annabel ostrow

For when a string of bad excuses seems just slightly better than Shaggy’s “it wasn’t me”

LILY ALLEN – “Smile” – zane hellmann

There are some feelings that require another language to express. You have to love the Germans for coming up with a word as perfect as “schadenfreude,” which means “to take pleasure in other people’s pain.” Lily Allen’s “Smile” is the melodic and lyrical embodiment of this amazing word. So, for those that have […] Read more…

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