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PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting […]

PLAYLIST: Best Songs About HelLA

PLAYLIST: Best Songs About HelLA

PHOTO: Banksy Los Angeles is that place we all love to hate. It’s hot, plastic, polluted, has arguably the worst police force in the nation and the birthplace of all the things we are obsessed with but pretend to detest: porn, celebrities, plastic surgery and reality television. It’s hard not to get depressed while looking around you […]

PLAYLIST: My Rebel Side

PLAYLIST: My Rebel Side

Ever since my teen years when I first felt its power, music has been cathartic for me. Since then, I have used music to inspire me, heal my pain or express my happiness. In the last few years technology has allowed me to gather what I now realize is an eclectic collection of tunes. In […]

PLAYLIST: 420 Raps

PLAYLIST: 420 Raps

Yeah yeah, it’s become quite the cliche these days: white girls listening to hip hop. How hipster hop of me. But really, I didn’t get into hip hop until I started smoking pot and listening to the words. It’s 420 week and here at LadyBud we are celebrating marijuana culture, to which I nod to some […]