OLG’s Favorite Things: Summertime Songs

Sunshine is imminent, we just know it. Here's a playlist of songs that signal summer to OLG'ers, with commentary from the team!     Michelle Fishin’ in the Dark, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band This is one of my husband's favorite songs. It reminds me of summers back when we were dating when I was riding in his old truck, my bare feet propped on his dash and him singing the song on repeat.   Matt That Summer Feeling, Jonathan Richman I suppose “autumnal” isn’t a word that’s often associated with [...] Read More

The Loudest Book Release

Gig poster art has been one of the more influential mediums in my life. Bright colors, cartoon culture, wacky visions—all tied together with your favorite music. What’s not to love?! I first started working on poster illustration in college, and as soon as I was able to attend more shows as a 21-year-old, I began interacting with the promotors and bands in the local DIY scene. This led to opportunities to use my imagery on a regular basis, and in some cases, with bands that I work with to this [...] Read More

Seven Playlists for Your Next Writing Project

As a writer, I find that words distract me. What?  Yes. I'm easily distracted by words. If there's a TV on, I'm subconsciously listening. If there's a conversation going on, I can't not hear it. And, of course, if a song has words, my mind is following (and maybe singing) them. I'm on a quest to devour as many words as possible, and I can't save me from me. That's why I listen to instrumental music when I write (which is like, a lot). So I've compiled my most-frequented playlists and albums. [...] Read More