I'm on vacation!

Let me live!!!!

Simone Polanen

As the old saying goes, intentions are like assholes: totally useless unless you really put in the work to produce something great.

That is all to say, I very much had the intention of writing this week’s HB/LB ahead of time so I could have two Hot-N-Ready recommendations for you as I lazed on a beach in Mexico. But alas, I am a celebrated Procrastination Queen and never really got about to it. So I shall laze on the beach in Mexico, but I shan’t enjoy it for I will know that I have forsaken you.

While I can’t offer you the full shebang this week, please accept this playlist of some jams I’ve been bopping to this summer. I’ll leave it to you to determine which ones are the HBs and which ones are the LBs.

California Dreaming - Bobby Womack

TWIT - Hwa Sa

Sober (Jarreau Vandal Remix) - Mahalia

La Romana - Bad Bunny

Stand on the Word (1982 Version) - Joubert Singers

Overprotected - Britney Spears (#FreeBritney)

Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Realer - Megan Thee Stallion

Tilted - Christine and the Queens


On My Mind - Jorja Smith x Preditah

Potential Breakup Song - Aly & AJ (allegedly about Joe Jonas being a trash BF!!!!)

Take It Easy My Brother Charles - Jorge Ben

Aserejé - Las Ketchup

To wrap up this week’s half-assed issue, I present you with a photo of my sidechick, Got7’s JB (yes, I’m still deeply ill) in a SILK BONNET at the AIRPORT.

This video about sums up my feelings on THAT.


I promise I’ll write a full issue of the newsletter next week! See you then?