She may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but consider this: Every time a Taylor Swift song gets spun on country radio, that’s one less opportunity for the latest cookie-cutter “bro-country” product to get played.
If you want to know what country music without Miss Swift sounds like, just listen to the Top 10 this month (and last month and the month before): Far too many formulaic songs churned out on some endless Nashville music assembly line: Truck song, beer song, “Margaritaville” ripoff. Truck song, beer song, “Margaritaville” ripoff. Over and over again.
Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.
Seriously, if you haven’t played before, play it now. If you have played before, play it again. Especially important during this election season.
just playing this game alone made me really stressed and anxious
ALL THE HATER ANONS, PLAY THIS
This game is amazing. Play it, play it, play it! I shared this with a professor who then had her students play it. So real.