Monday, May 22, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? Out of Mind, Out of Sight



What's This Bitch Talking About? this week: episode 11 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"



Mixtress Rae is watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Out of Mind, Out of Sight": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/04/out-of-mind-out-of-sight.html

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

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Monday, May 15, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? Buffy: Nightmares





Only one podcast episode this week, darklings. For the next few weeks, my life is going to be crazy-pants with the library move. I will be posting one podcast episode per week instead of two for the time being.

What's This Bitch Talking About? this week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode 10, "Nightmares"

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Nightmares":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/nightmares.html

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

*website: mixtressrae.com
*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com

*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 32 & Buffy: The Puppet Show



What's This Bitch Talking About?

*Gender Identity/Performance
*the Netflix series GirlBoss
*Planet Earth II
*your weekly librarian whimperings about change

-- Sestra Playlist --


What (else) is This Bitch Talking About?

*episode 9 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "The Puppet Show"



Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "The Puppet Show":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/puppet-show.html


Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

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*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 31 and Buffy: I, Robot...You, Jane



ep 31: What's This Bitch Talking About?

1. Is Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan an asshole?
2. Featured Pop Culture: Anne McCaffrey's "Dragonsong"
3. Learning to better human

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/40QgVc57oobIORrQr4SJOy



What ELSE is This Bitch Talking About?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode 8 "I, Robot...You, Jane"



Such a very very enjoyable, quotable episode.

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "I Robot You Jane":  http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/buffy-vampire-slayer-i-robot-you-jane.html


Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

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*social medias: mixtressrae
*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
*paypal: paypal.me/mixtressrae ($5 for a personal message, $10 for a business message)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I went back to my ex...

This is Strict_Machine, my iPod (6th gen)
The iPod debuted the year I graduated high school. Every single day of my school career from elementary school onward, I had headphones in my ears that connected to a Walkman (sometimes cassette, sometimes CD). The invention of MP3 players that can hold ALL of your music and playlists is still something of a jaw-dropping fantastical WONDER of the world to me. There is something magical to sit with a device in your lap that is the size of ONE cassette tape containing ALL of your music. ALL. of. it. That is still so cool to me, and I think I will always want a DAP (digital audio player) in my life. This is a device that doesn't connect to the internet, doesn't distract you with notifications of emails and social media messages. It simply plays sound. Though this device didn't always exist-- to me, it feels timeless.

I bought a Creative Nomad Zen Xtra in 2003. It had 60GB of storage. I digitized all my CDs in 128kbps because I didn't know any better yet. Luckily, I kept my CDs. In 2009 I got an orange iPod Nano. The 160GB beauty in the image to your left was acquired in January of 2011. In February, by some divine intervention (was it because I had more space on this new iPod?), I decided to re-digitized all my CDs in 320kbps. Less than three months later, most of my physical media was destroyed in the Great Wind of May 2011. I found the iPod under my dresser, wet and covered in insulation. But it still works to this day!

Despite our history, six months ago I left my iPod for a Fiio X3 II. I liked the Fiio, but that damn thing took hours and sometimes DAYS to sync. The initial sync with the Fiio, my iTunes, and a program called Dapper took 3-5 days. This one time, my iTunes deleted ALL the playlists I had put in a special folder for my Fiio to be able to recognize them. I had to recreate about 50 playlists in my iTunes. Thankfully, I have all my mixes written in a special mix journal, so that headache was more about time than anything. In the end, the Fiio was just too big of a pain in the ass. This week I wrenched my iPod back from my Michael and sold the Fiio. Hello, old friend.

Here's a list of things about my iPod that I really missed:

1. being able to use the many iPod docks in my house
2. volume control on headphones
3. on-the-go playlists
4. podcasts
5. audiobooks
6. lastFM stats
7. album shuffle
8. syncs that take less than five minutes instead of a few hours/days

If you want to see an even longer explanation of my iPod praises/Fiio woes, go to here.

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 30 and How I Met Buffy the Vampire Slayer




There wasn't an episode of Buffy 20 years ago this week, so I recorded a little ramble session about how I came to know the show. I feel like I grew up with Buffy (the character) because she's just two years older than me. Anyway, if ya wanna hear me talk about THAT for 45 minutes, listen to the podcast. :D

Next week: "I Robot, You Jane"!! We get to meet Jenny Calendar and get that infamous quote from Giles about book-smelling. Can't wait!



"What's This Bitch Talking About?" this week:

*more library ramblings....like a LOT of really specific library ramblings
*I went back to my ex...the iPod Classic
*Featured Pop Culture: Fiercely You by Jackie Huba
*celebrating 20 years of Delerium's best album imho "Karma"

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 29 and Buffy: Angel



What's This Bitch Talking About (this week)?

*Typically, I am a lover of all things new in technology, but not when new tech makes life more complicated. Yet another in my #librarylife series of rants/discussions.

*Featured Pop Culture of the Week is Hidden Figures. That there is a damn fine film.

My sexual orientation is Sasha Velour in her "naughty nightie" outfit.
*Finally "getting my lyyyyyyyyyyfe" from Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9. Rucapping episodes 3 and 4 this week, so strap on your strap-ons or tuck it all back and live, queens!

*On the radio show we celebrated 20 years of Depeche Mode's "Ultra" by playing three songs from the album. Sestra Playlist: http://spoti.fi/2oeebCF

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Topless Angel for the first time (of MANY) on the show.
Outfit of the ep goes to Buffy in her crochet top/sparkly halter combo.

What (else) Is This Bitch Talking About (this week)?



*episode 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Angel". Angel is topless, Buffy is into it, but this mysterious boy is not "just a guy"!

Mixtress Rae is embarking upon a project wherein she watches every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to the "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Angel": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/angel.html

Music mentioned in this episode: Sophie Zelmani's "I'll Remember You"

Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show: http://spoti.fi/2oKN456

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Monday, April 10, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 28 and Buffy: The Pack


In this episode Mixtress Rae discusses Rupaul's Drag Race season 9 episode two, Goldfrapp's Silver Eye, and suggestions for the perfect ASMR Star Trek Ambient Sounds.

Best YouTube Star Trek Ambient Sound Channel: ender4life
Best Ambient Sound app: My Noise
Best Intergalactic Space Travel Hypnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFqEWrw6jyg





MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "The Pack": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/pack.html

Listen to Mixtress Rae’s “Radio Sunnydale” playlist featuring the best songs from Buffy in order of appearance on the show.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tascam Mic Test Video



I recently acquired a Tascam Dr-05 which is a pretty fancy audio recording device. I also recently acquired a toy video camera (Tyco VideoCam) that I used to borrow from my little sister alot back in the late '90s. It was the WORST quality, and somehow this new one is even worser-er. It's real bad. So naturally, I made a video with it and uploaded it to YouTube. See evidence above. Good quality audio with terrifically bad quality video. You're welcome.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 27 and Buffy: Never Kill a Boy on the First Date



In this episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast there will be discussions of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9, Lana Del Rey, and #librarylife

This episode is recorded in stereo with my new Tascam DR-05 digital recorder. What do you think?

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/4cJBDAoRSMolJur7IYyiuc

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What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Buffy in a fuzzy tiger coat sipping gas-station soda is my current mood forever, amen.

I am embarking upon a project wherein I watch every episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S. This will typically present as a weekly supplemental episode to my "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast, though at times it will be more sporadic due to the nature of the project. There will often be drinking games and signature cocktails named after key characters in the show presented in the podcast.


This episode is half Entertainment Weekly Buffy cast reunion over-analysis and half recap of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date" featuring guest DJ Michael!!

MixtressRae's 2011 blog recap of "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/never-kill-boy-on-first-date.html

Music mentioned in this episode: Velvet Chain's "Strong" and "Treason"

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 26 and Buffy: Teacher's Pet



This week on "What's This Bitch Talking About?":

*Sandman: Overture
*Marissa Meyer's Heartless
*Depeche Mode's Spirit
*Why Marilyn Manson will never happen again
*#trypod

Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/04kkPXcarj1x18xdaZ97By


See supplemental podcast episode discussing Buffy's fourth episode entitled "Teacher's Pet". There will be drinking, velour shirts, and bad B-movie praying mantis creatures. Aaaaaaah!

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 25 and Buffy: The Witch



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/74xYZMGVZs7nWJGL1dHVUL

This episode I talk about my renewed lease on life, Marissa Meyer's "Heartless", the movie Contact, Buffy, and other stuff! Also, I do my first ASMR segment on the podcast!! Let me know if you'd like to hear more of these!

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

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*email: mixtressradio@gmail.com
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^^^Above is the supplemental Buffy episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" podcast recapping/philosophizing the third episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer entitled "The Witch".



Sunday, March 12, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 24



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/0lpItCs57jjLneGalojOvc

The time has FINALLY come for me to start my Buffy project I conceived around two years ago. March 10, 2017 marks the 20 year anniversary of the airing of the first and second episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I am watching each episode exactly 20 years after it originally aired. This will be a project that takes me 7 years to complete. I. am. so. excited!!!!!!!!
There's that RING! If anyone ever finds a ring like that,
let me know IMMEDIATELY. Thankyou.

The podcast will largely comprise of a recap of the first two episodes of Buffy entitled "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest". I will also be outlining my current adventures in root canals and  listening to vaporwave pretty much constantly in the last couple of weeks.

My 2011 recap of "Welcome to the Hellmouth": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/welcome-to-hellmouth.html

My 2011 recap of "The Harvest": http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2011/03/harvest.html

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What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 23



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/3E0Dvx2IWcpuAA2kHCFATr

Topics:

*the Oscars
*Processing: of the Existential, Financial, and Psychological Variety
*Buffy the Vampire Slayer

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Monday, February 27, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 22




Sestra Playlist (missing a LOT of songs this week. Check the YouTube link below for many of the songs missing):  https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/7zZHmAV2a1XQ98FiAJBh7B

Chick Habit Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsPxPXJRK5TTCj72kEptAgSGlmS3hIa2p

In this week's episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" the following topics are discussed:

*my abscessed tooth
*Beyonce's "Lemonade"
*my new mix called "Chick Habit"
*Civil Rights movement: where are all those awful white people now?
*Ofra Haza, Aaliyah, and The Orb


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chick Habit: a mix



"Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks."

This is a mix inspired by Beyonce's "Lemonade" album, one of the most moving and incredible pieces of visual art I've ever seen.

The official best audio version of this mix will be played on Friday (February 24th) radio show from 7-11pm CST. Tune in via the little player to your right, here, or on Tune In apps.

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Oh yeah, something else I did today was a "Get Ready With Me" video with my Sony Handycam camcorder in black and white. Today was the first day I put makeup on again after having a PAINFUL AF abscessed tooth last week. Watch it if ya wanna:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 21



I break my silence on Toddler Tyrant, kind of. I also do some more babbling about The Cure, my VHS adventures, and my new tattoo. The album of the week is Veruca Salt's "Eight Arms to Hold You" which I just realized, as an adult, is about trying to keep a junkie alive and in a relationship with you. Creepy.

Listen to it if you want...

Here's a picture of Robert Smith, known cutie pie.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

VHS Music Videos



^^^ This is a collection of music videos done at approximately age 12 by me, my Kim, my Xine, and my Angie. We recorded these videos during a sleepover in 1994 or 1995.



^^^ This is a collection of exclusively Garbage music videos recorded with my friend Xine in 1996 or 1997. My favorite music video in the world that I have ever recorded (and I've recorded a LOT) starts at 4min in.



^^^ This is a collection of music videos recorded by Xine and me again, this time I believe we're looking at spring or summer of 1997, the last of the music videos recorded on the Tyco Videocam (that I'm allowed to release, anyway. I have a few done by my Kim and me, but she won't let me upload them online. Prude! *winky face*).

I'm really proud of the innovation and creativity we used in making these videos at such a young age. We learned essential video-recording techniques such as using the monitor to frame shots instead of the viewfinder and using bright lights behind the camera for cool over-exposed lighting effects. When I was about this age I wanted to be a music video director when I grew up.

I'm thinking of buying that crappy Tyco Videocam again from ebay. It sells for less than $20 NIB. Even though the quality is real bad, it has Nostalgia Factor BIG TIME for me and I'd love to use it for future YouTube videos. If you'd like to contribute: paypal.me/mixtressrae

Sunday, February 5, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 20



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/2Ays2rBh6wn8m8Mh9Cepkv

*Movies reviewed: Kill Bill Vol 1 and Lilo & Stitch

*Guest appearances: my Michael, my brother Sagan, and Stitch (plus a tiny cameo appearance by my mom)

*other topics discussed: psychological turmoil (of the ordinary kind), The Cure, and library gossip

*music played on the Sestra Playlist (link above): DANCE!, stuff from "Kill Bill" soundtrack, some new stuff, and.....The Cure!!! Specifically, I'm playing my top five Cure A-sides and top five Cure B-sides.

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What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 19



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/0DbYbVAU74zdu8wHHfuRXm

Topics in this week's episode of "What's This Bitch Talking About?" include:

*The movie Legend
*depression/anxiety/hormones/the CYCLE of lyffffffffe!
*The Cure
*Lush's Spooky

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Please give me $$ so I can fund the radio show/YouTube channel/podcast: paypal.me/mixtressrae


Saturday, January 21, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 18



Here's the podcast. It's missing some stuff. I've had a really rough week and the podcast reflects that. I kind of wimped out. I had a segment recorded in which I outline my anxious/nightmarish week sponsored by hormones and brain chemistry, but I axed it, so you won't hear it this week. Also, my phone ate my segment on "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert".

It's been a comedically bad week, okay? Who wants to buy me a drink? gift me a Xanax? Buy me some ice cream? no one? Ok, fine. I'll do better next week. I promise.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 17



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/4LDqpwIG22QFNljrCdpXKy

This episode includes discussions of Matthew Perry in romantic comedies, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatchers, Working Girl, Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes, and dancing to LIVVVVVVVVE, darklings.

There are three guests on this week's podcast! My brother-from-another-mother Sagan, my Michael, and my mom! Pretty exciting, right?


***What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 16



Sestra Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/1FFc20WMGQKQ5xFBMOnpDH

It's Kevin Smith night! I review my five Kevin Smith-directed movies (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno).

Other pop culture reviewed: Beyonce's "Lemonade", Solange's "A Seat At The Table" and Sarah Knight's "The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck" (the ebook is 1.99 right now!).

***What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.


Friday, January 6, 2017

Fiio X3II/Dapper for Mac Review



This is a video I did for my YouTube channel reviewing my Fiio X3II DAP (Digital Audio Player) after having it for about two weeks. I also go into the usability of the Dapper for Mac program I use to sync my DAP with my iTunes library, which is the best option I know of for syncing music to a DAP when you have a Mac and are used to using iTunes to sync with iPod-type DAPs. I did film this video back in October. Since then, Dapper has come out with several updates to make their program faster and more usable.

Monday, January 2, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 15



Mixtress Rae reflects on 2016, makes predictions/resolutions for 2017 and flashes back to her predictions/resolutions for 2016. She is also sick, so this is a shorter episode, because her voice and coherent thoughts are not so good.

Sestra Playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/5fmlWhOCNoY6qppU7qaOKU

Blog Post about some of my favorite pop culture things of 2016: http://mixtressrae.blogspot.com/2017/01/mixtressraes-top-50-songs-of-2016.html

Mixtress Rae's Top 50 songs re/discovered in 2016: https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/1s1m33CIJYNGygyFI9YGs8

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist.

MixtressRae's top Pop Culture Things of 2016



Above is a playlist of my top 50 songs that I listened to this year, not including selections from Beyonce's "Lemonade" because she refuses to share (her recent music isn't on Spotify where this mix lives)! Many songs are not from this year but I listened to them alot and I like them.

Below are a few more stats of pop culture I loved the most in 2016.

Top 4 Books:

*Jem and the Holograms, Volume 1 -- This book has great art, inclusivity out the wazoo and is super fun and light and colorful.

*Porcelain // Moby -- This was a great portrait of underground dance music in NYC in the '80s. Moby created a GIGANTIC playlist with all the music he mentions in the book on Spotify in the order he mentions it and I just think that's the coolest thing ever.

*Graceling // Kristin Cashore -- Fun young adult fantasy novel that has a love story element that doesn't piss me off. That's rare. The dude is cute, cool, and respects all boundaries set by chick. The protagonist is badass and not at all annoying. She sort of reminds me of a less-damaged version of Katniss.

*Paid For // Rachel Moran -- This is an extremely painful first-person memoir about the life of a sex worker. While I recognize that her story isn't every sex worker's story, I imagine the anguish she was subjected to in her ten (? it may have been 15?) years on the streets is probably the norm in that industry. This book was really hard to read and I cried a LOT while reading it, but it gave me a perspective I think I needed to be a more empathic human. My full review here.

Top 4 Movies That Came Out in 2016:

*Deadpool -- This film is snarky, sexy, and full of references to Wham.

*Ghostbusters -- Super fun film from Paul Feig.

*The Huntsman: Winter's War -- I love badass queenly fantasy chicks being evil and this movie has two (Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt, yasssssssss). I also can't resist villains that cause havoc just by gesturing and/or flicking their wrists at things/people. That's literally my favorite method of destruction and this franchise has it in SPADES, children. There's also other chicks! And Chris Hemsworth!

*Sisters -- I was initially underwhelmed by this Tina Fey/Amy Poehler movie but it gets more hilarious with every rewatch. It's funny and weird.

Top 5 Albums:

1. Drei // EMIKA -- To me, this album feels like a journey through and out of abuse. EMIKA is an artist with a big BIG range through genre. Her talents are immense. This particular album is electronic, dark, melodic, and just fucking gorgeous.

2. Dream Sequins // NMESH -- This is the ultimate vaporwave. Get into it.

3. Hounds of Love // Kate Bush -- This album has been in my consciousness since I was a toddler, but this year I ripped it from my DNA, re-examined it, then stitched it back in with new understandings of its depths. I am the lamenting feminist in "Running Up That Hill". I am the blackbird in "Waking the Witch". I am the spirit in "Watching You Without Me". "Hounds of Love" is finally on Spotify. If you've never experienced this masterpiece, don't go another day without these hounds. They'll haunt you in the best possible way.

4. Art Angels // Grimes -- Truly her best achievement so far. Danceable, ethereal, dark and ballsy.

5. Long Ambients: Calm. Sleep. // Moby -- This album is hours of spacey sort-of dark ambient music Moby is giving away for free.

Top 5 Songs: 


1. My Heart Bleeds Melody // EMIKA -- I might get a tattoo based on the title of this song. I had this thought the first time I heard it, which was the first time I heard EMIKA ever. It was love at first listen. I'll let the idea gestate for a couple of years, but I'm pretty sure the words "my heart bleeds melody" need to be on my skin forever.

2. Waking the Witch // Kate Bush -- This song completely slays me. I'm basing a tattoo idea on the content of this song. I think it will end up covering my entire back with blackbirds and witchyness. It is one of my top 10 songs of all time.

3. Trust No Bitch // Junksista -- This year our husky broke out of our backyard and attacked a neighborhood dog. She was taken in by the dog police and Michael and I had to go to court on her behalf. One of the things the Animal Control guy told us was that you can't trust your dogs, ever. This song was discovered during this time period thanks to a suggestion from my friend Ruben and well, it seemed fitting.

4. Iman // Niyaz -- I think this is the most spiritual, meditative song I've ever heard. If I sit zazen/shiva/moderate-meditative-pose while listening to this song, I get real calm, yo. Reallllll calm.

5. White Pepper Ice Cream // Cibo Matto -- Have loved this song since 1996 but it was only this year that I realized it is my favorite song of all time. I don't know what else to say. It's my jam. Please listen to it if you want to hear a sound landscape that lights up my entire brain with aural nirvana.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 14



It's the John Hughes edition!!

Reviews of Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Sestra Playlist (mostly songs from John Hughes movies): https://open.spotify.com/user/mixtressrae/playlist/7ik6wYI7JrVH95am9hQUfZ

What's This Bitch Talking About? is the podcast version of Mixtress Radio (airs every Friday from 7-11pm CST on mixtressrae.com) Most of the songs mentioned are contained in the Sestra Playlist, link above.

*I apologize for the extreme lateness of this podcast episode. There were holidays and I had the PLAGUE. Episode 14 originally aired on Mixtress Radio December 23rd. The podcast episode for this last Friday's radio show will be up tomorrow afternoon.

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