***** CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO MENTAL ILLNESS, A DRUG AND ALCOHOL OVERDOSE, AND A PLANE CRASH ***** These albums are all turning fifty this year. This list is in chronological order by release date and covers albums released between January and July 1973. CHART POSITION: #21 in the US, #58 in CanadaContinue reading “66 Awesome Albums from ’73, Vol. 1”
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Legend: Tina Turner
***** CONTENT WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO DOMESTIC ABUSE, RAPE, DRUG USE, CANCER, KIDNEY FAILURE, AND STROKE ***** Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock and Roll”, has died at the age of 83. A twelve-time Grammy-winning singer, dancer, actor, and author, Turner was a two-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of FameContinue reading “Legend: Tina Turner”
Iconic Pop Culture Moms
Originally published in 2021, this post has been edited for content and clarity. Happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate! In honor of the occasion, here are some pop culture moms I love – and a few that I love to hate. Diane Freeling is a typical suburban mom (three children, stays at home) whoseContinue reading “Iconic Pop Culture Moms”
Legend: Harry Belafonte
Featured image: Harry Belafonte as grand marshal of the 2013 New York City Pride Parade.
My Favorite Pop Culture Stoners
Originally published in 2021, this post has been edited for content and clarity. HAPPY 4/20, Y’ALL!!! Why do we celebrate cannabis culture on April 20th? According to legend, the holiday’s roots date back to 1971, when a group of teens in San Rafael, California, used the term “420” for their search for an abandoned cannabisContinue reading “My Favorite Pop Culture Stoners”
63 Awesome Albums From ’83, Vol. 2
These albums are all turning forty this year. This list is in chronological order by release date and covers albums released between July and December 1983 (ICYMI, here’s volume one: https://peanut-butter-and-julie.com/2023/01/30/63-awesome-albums-from-83-vol-1/). CHART POSITION: #8 in the US, #7 in the UK, #10 in Australia, #1 in New Zealand SINGLES: “Big Log”, “In the Mood”, “OtherContinue reading “63 Awesome Albums From ’83, Vol. 2”
Radio Free R.E.M.
Forty years ago today, R.E.M. released their first full-length album, Murmur, and my life would never be the same. Widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 1980s – and one of the greatest debuts of all time – Murmur was a game-changer. R.E.M. got their start in 1980 in Athens, Georgia. InContinue reading “Radio Free R.E.M.”
Iconic Pop Culture Siblings
This post is dedicated to my favorite siblings, Dianne and Barbara. Happy National Siblings Day, y’all! In honor of the occasion, here is a selection of iconic pop culture siblings and, as always, a few of my favorites. We’re on a first name basis with the March girls: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. From theContinue reading “Iconic Pop Culture Siblings”
Quick Hits: April 5
Featured image: Maximilian Schell in 1961’s Judgment at Nuremberg, a fictionalized depiction of the trial of two dozen Nazi war criminals.
In Celebration of Drag
Featured image: Tony winner – and fashion icon – Billy Porter as Lola in Broadway’s Kinky Boots.