Diet of Disappointment

Sometimes it is hard to make the decision between 2% and skim milk. Sometimes it is hard to make the decision between paying rent and getting dental surgery. Gauraa oozes through a day in the life, playing armchair detective to the minutest of details as she pours Chinese beer into shatter-proof glasses and makes believe it’s champagne.

Good Charlotte Revival: The Chronicles of A Young And Hopeless Love Affair
Diet of Disappointment, Yestalgia

Good Charlotte Revival: The Chronicles of A Young And Hopeless Love Affair

Good Charlotte spelt music. Four boys unmoored from a bedroom community in Maryland. Stocking shelves at Target, penning letters to labels: “sign us now for cheaper.” A dash of anger and hint of righteousness proved the critics and labels wrong. They made it. Where the music stopped and the story began, you never knew. Held under their spell, you wanted to be a part of it. Wanted to be them and be with them. You wanted to pour yourself into a jewel case, melt into the lowercase CarbonType liner-notes. And disappear. Into the music.

Misanthrope Seeks Misanthrope: When Uncool Becomes Cool, Then Uncool Again
Diet of Disappointment, Features

Misanthrope Seeks Misanthrope: When Uncool Becomes Cool, Then Uncool Again

Remember the guys who oversold us She & Him Christmas albums and populated mainstream media with terrible portmanteau words like “adorkable” and “nomonym”? Well, they’re back with Justin Bieber’s Purpose on cassette and year-end lists that cite Alessia Cara’s “Here” video as one of 2015’s best, informing us with due diligence, that (1) wallflowers are observant, and (2) uncool is the new ultracool.

Age! Age! Age!
Diet of Disappointment, Features

Age! Age! Age!

An exploration of why your coworkers are habitually inclined to drag your age into every discussion, and why you shouldn’t take the 38 year old “comedian”, who performs bits about the stupidity of the twenty-something girls he goes out with on Open Mic Wednesdays, personally.

How Many Followers To Fame?
Diet of Disappointment, Features

How Many Followers To Fame?

Sheer Mag is the band Gauraa listens to on her thirty minute walk to work (when she isn’t listening to CRJ, that is) so she was very excited to see them, along with a lot of other cool bands at Ad Hoc’s Car Wash. Despite the lineup and free beer, she managed to leave the show feeling dejected.

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