Jody Amable

Jody Amable

Bio

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Jody Amable is a freelance writer and editor specializing in music coverage. When she's not working, she's probably baking, attempting to learn the accordion, or watching a Law & Order episode she's seen 20 times already.

Jody Amable Articles

I am worried, though, that my memory has been so spotty and, thus, my attention is starting to wane for the first time. Maybe I really am too old for this.

A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Love In The Time Of Voldemort

The further I get into this series, the harder time I am having remembering what the eff has happened so far. You see, I am an Old Lady.

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My Mother Was Never My Best Friend—And That's OK

In the aftermath of my mom passing, I've learned to reconcile our rocky relationship with the knowledge that she loved me.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: The Half-Baked Prince

I was waiting to finally not like a Harry Potter book, and folks, I found it. Half-Blood Prince was boring.

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Confessions Of A Female Classic-Rock Geek

Like most nerd realms, music writing is a predominantly male world. Especially if, like me, your greatest love is classic rock.

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"I am one of the least sporty people you’ll ever meet, but the drama and the smile-on-your-brother pathos pull me in." Image: Unsplash, Agberto Guimaraes

Why I Have A Complicated Relationship With The Olympics

There are a lot of things to hate about the Olympics.

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What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

Harnessing the courage within myself—courage I didn’t even know I had—to coolly, calmly call this guy out has made me a better human being.

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A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Drunk Hogwarts History Edition

The neighbors turned their lights off. My dog fell sound asleep. I kept reading. And at 1:03 am, I finished. All was well.

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Adia Victoria: Southern-Born Songstress

Creator of grungy, gritty rock and roll with a poet’s heart, her critically-lauded record, Beyond the Bloodhounds, tells tales of a tumultuous childhood and split geographical identity.

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I Still Live In My Hometown . . . And I Feel Like A Loser

I'm 30 years old and stuck in San Jose, the hometown I always wanted to leave. What happened?

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Image courtesy of Pumpkin the Raccoon. Thanks for the spoiler, Pumpkin. >:(

A Grown-A** Woman Reads Harry Potter: Everyone You Love Will Eventually Die

Forget a cute story of wizard wonderment — the real moral of Harry Potter is that life is an endless parade of pain and turmoil where you have to watch everyone you’ve ever loved die.

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