Saturday, June 16, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)

My mom and I are reviewing movies this summer while we wait for season 3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to start in the fall. New episodes will post every other Saturday.

I have a special Instagram for my podcast now. Please follow to get updates when the podcast episodes are up!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Season 2 Recap

Let's discuss favorite characters, moments, episodes, music, and relationships from season 2 of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Also, what has Buffy learned this season on her hero's journey?

Monday, May 28, 2018

flatlands: a dreamy driving mix

I made a mix, dudes and dudettes. I like it and I hope that you will like it too. It is a themed mix contingent (although not exclusively so) upon a time and a space. Drowsy summer nights driving around sleepy streets is the best time and space for this mix. Listen to "side A" while driving. "Side B" is for once you've arrived home and settled into bed listening to the rest of the mix upon your chosen listening device as you drift off to sleep.

I tried to pick songs with the beat of the road galluping beneath your tires, songs that had road-themed lyrics, songs that lulled you through a sleepless night into one of dreams. These are wistful songs that contain the kind of thoughts and emotions that only exist within those solo late-night drives. If you like the vibe of this mix, please follow it on Spotify and check out Chromatics' "Night Drive".

//  flatlands: a dreamy driving mix  //

only shallow // my bloody valentine
flatlands // chelsea wolfe
where did you go // electric youth
road // nick drake
white pepper ice cream // cibo matto
protection // massive attack
sick // chelsea wolfe
listening wind // talking heads
blue // angie hart (not available on spotify mix)
roads // portishead

dark star // beck
sleep // garbage
last night // lush
lament // darkher
into dust // mazzy star
lazy calm // cocteau twins
don't judge me // janelle monae
headphones // bjork
the sky is broken // moby

Sunday, May 20, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Becoming, Part 2

In this week's installment of "What's This Bitch Talking About? a Buffy Podcast" I talk about the last episode of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Would you like to cry from the sheer power of Sarah McLachlan? Press play below, if you dare...

Listen to my podcast. It is good.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Becoming, Part 1

"Bottom line is, even if you see 'em coming, you're not ready 
for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it 
does. So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are 
gonna come. You can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that 
counts. That's when you find out who you are." -Whistler

Saturday, May 5, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Go Fish

Buffy is not the Slayer of discreet surveillance.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer endeavors to start conversations about privilege and slut-shaming. "Go Fish" is about as discreet as Buffy trying to protect the next possible victim of a gill-monster, but this is still a "fun" (kind of?) episode.

Due to the nature of my podcast (I watch, recap and review every episode 20 years after their original airdates), we are about to embark upon a punishing FOUR MONTH Buffy drought. Please vote in my Twitter poll to weigh in on what you'd like this bitch to talk about during those four long months.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? I Only Have Eyes For You

It's been seven LOOOONG weeks without Buffy. I am so happy to be back! "I Only Have Eyes For You" is one of my top ten episodes.

Mixtress Rae is watching every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer exactly 20 years after its original airdate in the U.S.

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

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Favorite Music Video Directors: Michel Gondry

I made a little YouTube playlist featuring my top ten music videos from one of my favorite music video directors, Michel Gondry. These are in chronological order and span the years 1993-2002. He also directed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".

MixtressRae's Top Three:

* Hyperballad // Bjork
* Sugar Water // Cibo Matto
* Around the World // Daft Punk

For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with music videos. They combine two of my favorite things: music and, urm, videos. Just like any art format, they can depict anything, but the format of putting a visual to a song lends itself to more surreal imagery. You can tell a huge story in a short time while still keeping it vague. A music video doesn't have to make sense. Michel Gondry doesn't make sense. What's your favorite Michel Gondry music video? Here's a list of all the videos he has directed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Really, like what is she talking about?

This is a little check-in podcast while we are waiting for April 28th to get here so we can talk about another Buffy episode!

Also, I made a video playlist of Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation 1814".

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mixtress Video: TT Purple Cupped Gemini Corset

I bought myself a pretty purple corset for Valentine's Day 'cause it was on sale. I didn't get to keep it, but loook how preeeeetty!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Passion

Ready to talk about Giles' heart getting ripped out? Deep breath...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered

Let's talk about Xander. Let's talk about fragile masculinity and how every boy has to wade through a whole mess of sexist predatory hunter ideologies in order to graduate into a decent man. Is there hope for Xander after all?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mixtress Video: WKD Vamp Corset

I had a brief love affair with a gorgeous corset called the What Katie Did Vamp. I loved her quality and her experience (She had had many many hours with her previous owner. She'd been stitched back together and even smelled delightfully like a true vamp!), but she was just too small for me. I ended up sending her to a new home, but I wanted to upload this video outlining my experience with my first WKD corset that was also my first used corset.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Phases

This week on my podcast I talk about "Phases", the one where you find out Oz is a werewolf. Other themes include masculinity so so fragile.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mixtress Video: witchy things collection

I made a video during the glorious and magical Snow Week last week showing off my witchy shelf Michael made with many witchy things on it including rocks, goddess statuettes, pretty boxes, and other stuff. Watch it if you want.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Surprise/Innocence

It is time, vampires and slayers. Time to talk about the time when we first met Angelus. It was a dark time, a scary time, a time in which we wondered if we'd ever be okay again.

Wanna hear me talk about the parallels between Drusilla and Buffy for almost two hours? Sure you do...

Friday, January 12, 2018

What's This Bitch Talking About? Bad Eggs

Buffy displays appropriate levels of confusion based around the themes of this episode.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mixtress Video: Tamed Wild Rituals Box

I subscribed to a thing and then I filmed myself taking it out of the box when it got mailed to me. Watch it!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

What's This Bitch Talking About? ep 64, a BONUS episode!!

My annual reflection over the predictions and resolutions I made last year and the renewal of predictions and resolutions of the upcoming year. Also, a bonus review of my favorite New Year's Eve movie "200 Cigarettes" with guest DJ Michael!

Also, here is my "best of 2017" mix: