The latest ‘Rolling Stone Music Now’ podcast is now available. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify. In this week's episode, Lizzy Goodman, author of the new oral history, 'Meet Me in the Bathroom', joins us to discuss the Strokes, Interpol and other key New York City rock bands of the early 2000s. Photograph by Andy Cotterill
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Another post, this time of Arrow, I'm gonna try posting every day from now on again ✌️
- fun fact : she hates running
MENTAL HEALTH POST: I've been listening to soul music this evening and feeling grateful that we live in a time when we have such easy access to so much.
I find music to be a blessing when it comes to managing my mental health. When I was extremely ill, I often listened to music that would perpetuate how awful I felt or cause me to stay in a whirlpool of despair. It took me years to take control of this and consciously turn those songs over to ones that I knew would help lift me.
Sometimes it was emotion memory that made me feel better, sometimes it was the complete distraction from my brain that I needed so that I could come back later with more clarity. I still struggle to use music mindfully sometimes, but I'm proud of myself for learning to use music as a positive tool. I'm also thankful that so many artists have produced songs powerful enough to change my whole day. If you are having a difficult day, please try to pause and acknowledge what songs put a smile on your face every time you hear them. Take note of them for moments when they might be helpful. I know habits like this won't make the problems disappear and that sometimes it can't help, but sometimes it CAN. And the possibility is worth a shot, isn't it? Hope you all have a lovely evening kittens ❤