We are Mairead and Lauren: diehard fans of music (obviously), Ben & Jerry’s Americone Dream, tattoos, alcohol, travel and each other.
Mairead (let me help with this one: she might read, she may read) is a Writing, Literature, and Publishing student at Emerson College in Boston. She grew up in the middle of nowhere, out in the boonies of Cape Cod, and seriously digs life that actually involves some stimuli (ayy city lyfe). A newer development in her life is the declaration of a Hearing and Deafness minor—practical studies are her specialty. She writes fiction, poetry, tutorials, and interviews for Emerson Eye, a literary and visual arts blog, whilst copy editing for Gauge Magazine. She rakes in the dough by working in the world famous Penney Patch candy store, with housekeeping (yes, that is the most glamourous way of phrasing cleaning up other peoples’ messes) at the Fine Arts Work Center, and as gallery assistant at ArtStrand. Home of the gays, Provincetown may be where you vacation, but it’s where she works her ass off. She always has a slew of medical problems, loves running, and would live underwater if that were an option.
Mairead digs the indie folk scene (First Aid Kit just get me) and that subtly sexy stuff (The xx for dayz). Ever since seeing Almost Famous, her backup plan in life has been to become a bandaid. Her Spotify minutes per year are disturbing, perhaps because people are too much for her or because she has no life, but she should really make an effort to listen to the radio occasionally to find out what the haps is with the general population’s music sense. Until then, she’ll kick it to tunes from her middle-age man friends (“Maggie May” is the go-to) and uber-big pop songs (I mean, have you seen Bruno Mars’ face?). She attracts but does not date white rappers.
Lauren is currently studying Geography and Spanish at the University of Texas. She is a begrudging resident of Austin, Texas and a former Bostonian/art school dropout. She is a mediocre writer who regularly contributes to ANON Magazine and serves as head copy editor for UT’s Spark Magazine. Professionally, she’s a perpetual intern, competent real estate writer, paid compost sorter, and part-time dog sitter. When she’s not working, writing, spacing out in class or searching for meaning in rap albums, Lauren is most likely worrying about climate change, showing you pictures of her dogs, feeding her crippling caffeine addiction and following Democr