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Nedelle Torrisi. Info about my music can be found here, and love advice posted every Monday. You can ask questions anonymously with the "ask anything" button, or write longer questions to advicefromparadise@gmail.com.

Anonymous asked: A guy I dated for a month cheated on me in front of my face (went all the way too).. And i took him back after about a week. Please halp! I don't know how to feel about it. We no longer are on speaking terms because he had to move across the country shortly after. We had an amazing connection and he was the SWEETEST/MOST CONSIDERATE dude while we were together. So confused.


Answer:

No matter how sweet and considerate he was at some point, the fact that he cheated on you in front of your face (I can’t even imagine how horrible that was) trumps everything. He’s an ass, plain and simple. I’m not sure what happened between the time he was nice to you and the time of that asinine incident, but somewhere in there, he became an asshole. So forget about the sweet stuff. It’s ancient history. Since you’re not on speaking terms, I think it’s safe to say, in the name of tough love, that it’s way over. He obviously feels it’s over too, so why should you sit around and hang on? You need to please start the process of getting over him. Hang out with your friends right now, and listen to them! I’m sure they agree with me that what he did is totally inexcusable. Not to mention, you’re totally too good to forgive that type of abuse. In situations like these, your powers of pride and self-worth need to be tapped into. As in, get over him as soon as humanly possible because you’re awesome. I know it’s hard, but soon some better person will come along, and you’ll look back and think, “What was I thinking?!” We all look back and think this about certain past jerks. You’re not alone! Good luck, love!

— 1 week ago
#advice  #advice column  #love advice  #advice from paradise 
Daily Haiku

I started a fire

And burned down this fair city;

My love manifest.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#haiku  #daily haiku  #poem  #poetry  #love poem 
Anonymous asked: high ho Nedelle-o! what happened to your daily haiku's? I loved them so much


Answer:

Ha ha! Kind of you to ask- I’ve just been so busy is all. I’ll post one now! X

— 1 week ago
noloveforned asked: i just picked up NK's album (thanks for the link!). now where the heck can I pick up YOUR album from last year? ;)


Answer:

HELLO!! You can find it on iTunes for sheez.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/nedelle-torrisi/id256707199

Also it’s coming out on vinyl in February via the Ethereal Sequence label!! Very excited about that.

XO

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vintagegal:

Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954)

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#audrey hepburn 
ON SUNSET OUT TODAY!!!

nicholaskrgovich:

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I could not be more relieved and excited to say that my new record ON SUNSET is finally available…  It’s been in the works since 2008, and it’s the first release on my own imprint NK WORLD SERVICE.  Thank you for listening and hope you like it.

LISTEN/BUY it now on LP/CD/Digital!

MY BESTIE NK’s ALBUM CAME OUT TODAY! CHECK IT!!!! CONGRATULATIONS NICK!!!!

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#nicholas krgovich  #on sunset 
Anonymous asked: Did you and Sufjan do the deed?


Answer:

LOL

— 2 weeks ago with 7 notes

Sade Adu photographed Jean-Claude Deutsch, 1985

(Source: mabellonghetti, via wandrlust)

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soulmusicsongs:

Born Under A Bad Sign - Albert King (Born Under A Bad Sign, 1967)

— 2 weeks ago with 19 notes
#stax  #stax records 
Anonymous asked: Hey Nedelle, I just started this restaurant job while I'm attending university. I met this really cool guy who is everything I look for in a bf. He doesn't go to my college, but we often hangout after work. I want to ask him on a date, but I'm hesitant because of the 'don't date your coworker thing'. What should I do in this sitch?


Answer:

I hate to say it, but if you REALLY like this guy, then you should definitely risk your restaurant job. Yes it’s classically taboo to date in the workplace, but come awn, it happens all the time! And service jobs are a lot easier to come by than potential-boyfriends. I really don’t have much more to say about this! I recently witnessed a romantic “snooze you lose” situation, so you know, it does happen. Go ask him about before you fall victim to the unpredictable whims of the universe! Good luck!

— 2 weeks ago
Anonymous asked: Ok so I really like this guy and he says he really likes me too, but there are 3 other girls that like him but he only likes them as best friends and he doesn't want to hurt them. Idk what to do. I really like him and I wish he'd ask me out already, but he doesn't want to hurt them. Advice for me and/or him?


Answer:

People get hurt in situations like this! It’s a fact of life! If you both like each other, you’re doing nothing wrong. You’re not being dishonest or betraying anyone. You should both follow your hearts and get together! He can just tell his “best friends” in a gentle and direct manner, and boom. No harm done. I mean, are they really his best friends? Who knows, they might be ancient history as soon as you are the new couple on the block! No way to find out but to just go on a date! Hope it happens soon and good luck!

— 2 weeks ago
Look mom I’m experimental!! Playing on the ‘experimental stage’ this Saturday at 7pm! Show starts at 4! WOOT
Feat. a new band: Amy Bormet, Dylan Ryan and PJ Wyderka. XO

Look mom I’m experimental!! Playing on the ‘experimental stage’ this Saturday at 7pm! Show starts at 4! WOOT

Feat. a new band: Amy Bormet, Dylan Ryan and PJ Wyderka. XO

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
#eagle rock music festival  #ermf 
You Do You

Q: Dear Nedelle,

I am a 33 year-old male. I like to meet new people and go on dates. Recently, I came to the realization that I enjoy dating and meeting new people more than I enjoy attempting to “find the one.” I fundamentally don’t believe that there is a “right one” for anybody——in every aspect of our lives, from careers to education to hobbies to where we choose to live, to the friends we make, we’re given latitude to explore and always keep changing. 

Yet, in love, we’re told that you should find only one person and stick with that person for many decades. How does that make sense? Why should we not have the same openness and exploratory sense for love as we do for any other aspect of our lives?

It’s not that I get bored. I also never cheat on anyone that I’m seeing (I have strict rules for myself). I have also become close friends with pretty much all of the women I have seen more than 4 or 5 times. 

I guess my question is this: is there something wrong with me? Am I just an anomaly in a world where most people want (or *think* they want) only long-term relationships (especially once they’re in their 30s)? Also, I would not describe myself as polyamorous, because that still usually presupposes a “primary” partner, or effectively becomes an “open-relationship.”

A: Hi There! I think now’s a better time than any to question the stale stranglehold that monogamy has on our culture! 

I’m totally into the idea of people creating their own relationship paradigms, (there might not be a term for your type, but who cares?) and as long as everyone is forthright with each other, (which is difficult, and more so when sex is involved) then what’s the big deal? Sounds like you are playing by some fair, self-imposed rules, and that’s admirable. 
In a way, we are all doing what you’re doing, it’s just that the majority of people are looking for the Wizard of Oz at the end of the dating yellow brick road. 
I have to say, just because someone wants to be in a long-term relationship, doesn’t mean that they aren’t open and/or adventurous. This, to me, really illuminates your opinion on long-term monogamy. You think it’s a one-way trip to snoozeville, but let’s be fair- that’s not necessarily the truth of the matter. It’s just not for you!
Your archetypal soul brother might be Giacomo Casanova! His memoirs of amorous adventures filled 12 volumes and over 1000 pages. Wikipedia says he recounts over 120 adventures with women. You’re already at 130! (I jest.)

To answer your question in all honesty, I really don’t think you’re abnormal. I think that you seem really level-headed, and maybe this is one reason why you’re not gaga over falling in love and finding “the one.” Who knows, maybe you will fall hard one day, but maybe you won’t. Maybe more and more people will join you in your lifestyle, since we are seeing a trend of marrying later, having kids later, or not at all, etc.. The state of the world is so desperate right now I wouldn’t be surprised if the traditional family structure broke down. That doesn’t mean love won’t exist!! (That would actually make me very sad.) To me there’s no need to qualify someone’s life. As long as there’s no maliciousness and honesty is the policy, I think we’re all good here : )

Song Recommendation: Casanova by LeVert

— 3 weeks ago
#casanova  #monogamy