Shut Up Already, Damn.

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If you’re driving with the windows down on a lovely spring day and this comes on the radio, you are required to turn it up and sing along at the top of your lungs.

Filed under New York Dolls Glam rock 1970s

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I want this commercial to be remade with the little girl from The Ring climbing out of the TV.

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Sorry, all other musical guests on SNL this season. St. Vincent wins.

(Also, you can’t tell at all that she’s spent a lot of time with David Byrne.)

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Earwolf forum poster Bernard_Shakey dubbed a classic scene in cinema with some wonderful scene work from the latest episode of the brilliant “U Talkin’ U2 to Me?” podcast, and I’ve probably watched it like 26 times today.

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About 2 1/2 years ago, I lost my job. I was a marketing specialist for a division of a very large corporation and that corporation decided to close the division I worked for and lay off the entire staff of about 50 people. This was the Friday before Thanksgiving. I was devastated to lose my job in a very difficult economy, but exhilarated at the same time because I’d been very unhappy for a long time and hoped this would present me with the opportunity to find something new and exciting.

During my time as an unemployed person, who was gratefully living off of a very generous severance package, I tried a lot of new things. I studied at Second City. I started performing stand-up comedy (and did pretty well, I might add). I did a lot of pop culture writing (which wasn’t so new, as I’d been doing that for years). I took the time to really think about what I wanted to do with my life and what my next steps would be. All of this happened while I was job hunting, mind you.

After 5 months of job searching and coming up empty, I started to panic. My severance would soon run out and I would have to go on unemployment. I was going to become a statistic and that was not the position I had hoped to land. I upped my job search game exponentially, applying for jobs that I didn’t even want just because I needed something.

And then, things started to happen. I got responses to my resume. People wanted to interview me. And one job in particular really excited me. It was a writing position in the fashion world, something I really wanted to do. The interview process was long and arduous, but at the end of it all, I came out on top: I got the job. I was beyond ecstatic.

I immediately loved the job. My team was awesome and it was just all so exciting. And the position was mine for the molding: I took that job and made it what I wanted it to be, taking on new responsibilities, making myself as indispensable as possible. And two years later, all that hard work paid off with a nice promotion. It feels really great to have my efforts and talent acknowledged and celebrated. And, though I never want to be in that place of desperate uncertainty ever again, I couldn’t have gotten here without that 7 months of unemployment.

Things really do work out the way they’re supposed to.