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Stop fake-fan-shaming 2017

Everyone born after the ‘80s knows the steep cost of scrolling through the comments section of any music-related YouTube video they enjoy. From trolls to unfiltered creeps, YouTube commenters dependably make your music less pleasurable and your belief in free speech and humanity a little less substantiated. Yet another instantly recognizable crowd in the comments…

What’s in a name?

My name has historically had three tiers, kind of like your average layered wedding cake. The first tier is the longest one: Yanjinlkham. The holy Buddhist-Mongolian name a monk blessed me with 18 years ago, Yanjinlkham is the dependable, bottom cake layer that supports all of the others. Though it’s a little too dense for…

Good artist, bad person?

Last week, while I was sleepily perusing through my Facebook newsfeed, scrolling through the usual 10-second cooking videos, memes and clickbait, I came across the headline “Frankie Valli took me at 16 and used me in decades-long affair.” Frankie … Valli? My Frankie Valli? The celebrated ’60s/’70s pop-rock-Motown-ish singer that singlehandedly gave me the will to continue junior…