A Review Of "Milk And Vine"

A Review Of "Milk And Vine"

Vine might be gone, but it will never be forgotten.

Are your YouTube suggestions full of Vine compilation recommendations? Do you still quote Vines like it’s a job you’ll never get paid for? Have you said at any point over the past year and a half, “Wow. I miss Vine”? Your mourning period is over because I have just the book for you.

Amazon’s current #1 bestselling book is "Milk and Vine" by Adam Gasiewski and Emily Beck. Written in the same style as Rupi Kaur’s poetry anthology "milk and honey", this short book does everything Kaur did, but better and with marginally less controversy: because the couple never expected the book to get big, they did not plan to compensate the original Vine artists. However, with that problem handled, the two plan to release another book quoting popular Tweets in Spring 2018.Emily explained how the book came about, sharing that “Adam was reading 'Milk and Honey' and he was like, ‘Wow, this is pretty cool,’” Beck said. “He wanted to write a book and I was like, ‘Why don’t we just put Vines in it to make it funny?’”

This book has all of your favorite vines like Hurricane Tortilla, Iridocyclitis, Ms. Keisha, Shower Time, and, my personal favorite, Kyle.

I bought this book at the suggestion of one of my roommates after walked in on me watching three different vine compilations on three different occasions. The goal of self-publishing the book, in the couple's own words, was "just trying to get this book into the hands of as many people as possible, to preserve the culture that Vine fostered" (x). This message is clear by the back cover which reads "Vine/ may have died/ but our love for it/ never will. Just six seconds/ defining the legacy/ of our generation."

What started out as a joke evolved pretty quickly when Adam and Emily woke up to find their book was number #1 on Amazon's bestseller's list. According to one interview conducted by a student at their school, the couple had the book written, formatted, and published on Amazon in three days. PS the two are in their first semester of their freshmen year at Temple University, in case you wanted to be any more in awe of the phenomenon.

Buy your copy of "Milk and Vine" here, and fast; with rising popularity comes rising prices. The book was originally priced around $2.39, but when I bought my copy it was already close to $4.00. It's the perfect holiday gift for that one friend who always has the perfect Vine reference available on hand.

Cover Image Credit: Emily Sharp

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22 Post Malone ‘beerbongs & bentleys’ Lyrics College Kids Will Use As Insta Captions This Summer

It's here, and it's fire.

If you didn't know, I am really not sure how you wouldn't know, but it's fine, Post Malone's new album FINALLY came out! Posty has time and time again proven that he's a trailblazer in the music industry. His genre is a mix of everything, from rap to acoustic guitar, and he sounds like he's at home in both settings.

Here it is, a list of Post Malone lyrics you'll use or see as Instagram captions. I can already feel it, this summer is Posty's summer –– a summer for "beerbongs & bentleys."

1. "Spoil My Night" - "Won't you come spoil my night?"

2. "Spoil My Night" - "Feelings come into play and I'm thinkin' this happens every time"

3. "Spoil My Night" - "Yeah, when I walk up in a party, they all act like they know me"

4. "Zack and Codeine" - "Been livin' fast, no I can't take it slowly"

5. "Zack and Codeine" - "But it don't mean nothing without all my people"

6. "Zack and Codeine" - "Pour that drink 'cause we ain't sleepin' tonight"

7. "Takin Shots" - "Heard that there's a party, I might pay a visit"

8. "Takin Shots" - "Baby, just for the night, you my soulmate"

9. "Over Now" - "I'ma turn the tables, promise you will not forget it"

10. "Stay" - "Damn, who are we right now?"

11. "Blame It On Me" - "These hurricanes inside of my brain"

12. "Same Bitches" - "Bottles on deck, and my drink full"

13. "Same Bitches" - "Population four million, how I see the same bitches?"

14. "Jonestown" - "It happens every time"

15. "92 Explorer" - "She in the front seat head bangin'"

16. "Sugar Wraith" - "And then I went and changed my life"

17. "Sugar Wraith" - "I take the lead, they just follow"

18. "Rockstar" - "Sayin, 'I'm with the band'"

19. "Rockstar" - "Livin’ like a Rockstar, I’m livin’ like a Rockstar"

20. "Rockstar" - "Sweeter than a Pop-Tart”

21. "Psycho" - "Can’t really trust nobody with all this jewelry on you"

22. "Psycho" - "I got homies, let it go"

Cover Image Credit: Post Malone // Instagram

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15 Songs For When You're Having A Depressive Episode

If you're anything like me, music is the language that helps you understand yourself.

Music is the one universal language. I've always found it to be the one constant in my life and as someone who has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and a bunch of other stuff, these are the songs I've always turned to too help me get through the really hard times in my life.

1. I Wanna Get Better - Bleachers

Jack Antonoff's song "I Wanna Get Better" is my absolute go-to. The song describes exactly what it feels like to frustrated with yourself for feeling so depressed or upset.

2. Clearly - Grace VanderWaal

Her rendition of Johnny Nash's classic "I Can See Clearly Now." A beautiful rendition and since I heard it the first time, I've always felt like I have a weight lifted off of my shoulders. Like I can see everything in a new light. Clearly, you might say. (*wink wink*)

3. Praying - Kesha

Anyone who's ever been a victim of sexual assault, abuse, or anything of the sort can relate to this one. It's such a powerful ballad and it gives me chills every time I listen to it.

4. Nothing to Regret - Robinson

Sometimes, when I'm super low, I like to listen to more upbeat songs to help me get through it and take my mind off of it. "Nothing to Regret" has a perfect balance between soothing and making me want to get up and dance and boost my endorphins to help me feel happier.

5. FEEL. - Kendrick Lamar

"FEEL." just makes me feel things. Sometimes we just don't know how to label what we're feeling, and Kendrick does a great job making us feel understood when we don't even understand ourselves.

6. Carry on - Fun.

I love the message behind this song. It's a classic and always encourages me to get out of my bed and work through my hard times, even when it feels like the entire world is against me.

7. Truthfully - DNCE

If you're like me, sometimes you just like to listen to a ballad or a break-up song to make you feel better. This one has been my top pick for that spot in my "Depressive Episode" Spotify playlist.

8. Kiss Me Slowly - Parachute

This song is a throwback. A bop. It always makes me feel better when it comes on, and I love playing this song when I feel down.

9. 20 Something - SZA

SZA is newer artist, she is so versatile and universally appealing. Not to mention beautiful and talented. As a 20 year old, I feel like I can relate to this song now more than ever, because you can bet your ass I have NOTHING going on in my life that isn't a little bit screwed up.

10. The entire soundtrack to "The Last Five Years"

"Still Hurting" is the first song on the soundtrack, and it also happens to be my favorite. But the entire soundtrack is amazing, and a beautiful story that I love to listen to whenever I'm feeling down because it helps me get lost in a story for a bit.

11. Pretty Hurts - Beyonce

Girls everywhere can belt out this anthem in their bedrooms. When I feel alone, its always nice to play Beyonce. She is an icon and a role model that I feel like every young girl should look up too.

12. guarded - flor

If you're into something a little more lowkey, more alternative, I would suggest almost anything by the band flor. When I am going through a depressive moment, their music is one of my top choices to click on.

13. All Too Well - Taylor Swift

"All Too Well" is one of Taylor Swift's most emotionally complex, and most lyrically beautiful, songs that she has ever written. For me, this song is my "Oh crap! I missed this part now I have to start the whole song over again" song.

14. Matches - The Format

Nate Ruess continues to exceed expectations. Every song he writes, he does so with every ounce of effort and integrity and his music helps people like me and my friends get through our hardest moments.

15. Hunger - Florence + The Machine

Everyone feels like they're never going to succeed in life. Everyone has gone through phases where they just question why everything is going wrong or asked themselves why they're not good enough. Insecurities might stick with us for a while, maybe even forever, but that doesn't mean we can't work through them. We're not alone in our struggles.

So, if you're anything like me, maybe some of these songs will help you too. A mix of slower and upbeat songs, because not everyone is the same. And maybe you don't have the same music taste as me, and that's okay. However, I hope I can help at least one person.

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