Sabaa Tahir

YA Author, Musichead, Book Junkie

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February 2014

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Friday Afternoon Beats

Something loud and spectacular for your Friday. To truly enjoy, you need good bass. It’s a Sleigh Bells throwback: Kids–off of their debut album Treats. Still one of my favorite albums. Enjoy!
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“And all I could have been/And all I would have been/Is lost in time”

When I was a wee Baa with mismatched pigtails, Sensei (aka: eldest brother) said something that scared the daylights out of me: “Do what you love, Baa,” he said. “Or before you know it, you’ll be 40, working  a job you hate, wondering what the hell happened to your life.” Sensei frightened me into not having this problem, but not everyone has a bro as wise as mine. This unfortunate truth was highlighted during a recent conversation I had ...
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Monday Morning Beats

Tough choice today. Almost did a Sleigh Bells throwback, but I’ll save that for next week. Here’s Gemini Club–Sparklers. The music snobs will say this song has been around for a while, but I DON’T CARE BECAUSE IT’S SO MUCH FUN. Warning: the music vid is very 80s, but in the most non-awesome way possible. Listen, but do yourself a favor and don’t watch. I don’t want to be responsible for your eyes bleeding.
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The New Ms. Marvel!!!

Marvel Comics has relaunched the Ms. Marvel series with an all new heroine: 16-year-old Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American girl trying to find her place in the world. Here’s my take on the book in The Washington Post, as well as a piece on Marvel’s female-focused comics initiative.
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Monday Morning Beats

Here’s my question. Does Manchester Orchestra ever get tired of being so freaking good? Don’t they ever think, “You know? Let’s write a s***ty song this time. Something that’s a real piece of crap.” No, I guess they don’t. The latest example of Manchester Orchestra’s brilliance: Top Notch. (Which it is.)