Make You Feel

By: Gabriela Yareliz It’s 2022, and I thought, Why not another music series? You all have really liked these. As you know, I am not the person who always has headphones in, listening to music. I am usually listening to a podcast, if anything. (Or, I am talking to my mom or my abuela). We’veContinue reading “Make You Feel”

Top Posts of 2021

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thank you for such a fun year! Here we have the top posts published in 2021. Revisiting the most read: A Letter to Louisiana: My letter of encouragement to the pelican state after it was rocked by Hurricane Ida. Interview with Brianna Cerrito: It was lovely to get to know a very cool youngContinue reading “Top Posts of 2021”

The Gwen Stefani Series

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am so overwhelmed with gratitude to everyone who followed and loved our Gwen Stefani/No Doubt music series where we looked at lyrics and life together. As requested, I am putting all the post links in one spot for easy finding and reading. Keep the tabs open; keep your hearts open. xxContinue reading “The Gwen Stefani Series”

Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear

By: Gabriela Yareliz We’ve made it to the end of our journey with our music leading up to Valentine’s Day. We are ending with a song that Gwen Stefani is featured on, but it’s not her song. We are ending with Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But You.” This song gives me all the feels. Every.Single.Time. WhatContinue reading “Wanna Say It Now, Wanna Make It Clear”

I Was Fine Before

By: Gabriela Yareliz Love can sneak up on us. We can fall in love with someone we didn’t expect. Sometimes, it’s someone who has been in front of us for a while. Today, we are looking at when love seems to show up as a divine interruption, via Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You.” TheContinue reading “I Was Fine Before”

Sensible

By: Gabriela Yareliz We are bopping today to Gwen Stefani’s “Misery,” and don’t let the title fool you. I am keeping my promise. This is not a sad song. This is not a song about her ex-husband. We left that behind us, and now we have a Gwen who is starting over. This song isContinue reading “Sensible”

I Don’t Know Why I Cry

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today, we are looking at the last sad ballad (the last songs we will look at are happier– Happy Gwen). If our previous post was on “Early Winter,” we’ll call this one the late winter ballad. After the demise of her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale due to his apparently multiple infidelities,Continue reading “I Don’t Know Why I Cry”

The Sun’s Getting Cold

By: Gabriela Yareliz The Earth is in constant movement, causing seasons to come and go. There are times when the heart gets buried in snow. Today, we’ve got another ballad from Gwen Stefani’s Sweet Escape album: “Early Winter.” If you thought “4 in the Morning” was heartbreaking, here’s one to top it. Included in theContinue reading “The Sun’s Getting Cold”

Give Me Everything

By: Gabriela Yareliz The need for transparency in a relationship– this is what today’s Gwen Stefani song “4 in the Morning” is all about. This song is criminally underrated. The song was co-written and produced by Tony Kanal. Yup, ex-boyfriend Tony Kanal. Tony always pops up. We can count on that. He is brilliant withContinue reading “Give Me Everything”

You Make Me Better

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today’s song is a No Doubt classic, “Underneath It All.” We start out with Gwen Stefani admitting that she sometimes thinks she needs someone more like her, but then she says that despite their differences this special person is lovely and loves her, “underneath it all.” This person sees the colors inContinue reading “You Make Me Better”