Top Albums of 2017

In no particular order...

  1. Aubrey Logan - Impossible 
  2. Camille - Oui 
  3. Sarah Slean - Metaphysics 
  4. Jennifer Knapp - Love Comes Back Around 
  5. Bjork - Utopia 
  6. Dhani Harrison - In///Parallel 
  7. Kate Dowman - Whispering Tides 
  8. Halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom 

Christmas Wishlist

Here's a little peek at what I asked Santa for this year!

[Left to right, top to bottom]

  1. Sprouted Kitchen cookbook
  2. QI DVD set
  3. "Leatherbound" tea blend
  4. SodaStream Jet
  5. "Cool Story, Poe" mug
  6. "The Leonard Bernstein Letters"…


Lately, I've been obsessed with the Danish concept of "Hygge": a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.

Here are


Chantelle's Songwriting Tips

Don't take my word for it, because I beat my fist against the blank page as must as anyone. But here are 10 of my personal songwriting tips. 

  1. Write songs you would listen to. Pretty self-explanatory. 
  2. Write as someone

Shave it Off!

A few weeks ago I shaved my head. It's the most liberating thing I've ever done.

Today, as I re-buzzed it down to nothing, it occurred to me that shaving my head is a kind of self care…


Van Gogh Blues

I've been reading "Van Gogh Blues" by Eric Maisel, and already I have several paragraphs of quotes copied! This is the first book I've read that accurately portrays the relationship *I feel* between my depression and creativity (with a nod



What would it look like to wake up and be unfuckwithable every day?

What would it look like to feel threatened by no one; to not worry about the flowers next to me, but just bloom in my own…


Finding a Niche

"Wouldn't it be better for you to discover a meaning in what you write than to impose one? Nothing you write will lack meaning because the meaning is in you." - Flannery O'Connor

Paraphrase of quote: "Authenticity is more…