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Shey is an experienced blogger, social media expert and traveler. She studied journalism at Oklahoma State University before working as a full-time reporter for Houston Community Newspapers in 2005. She lived in South Korea for three years, where she worked as a freelancer.

2009 Stories by Brittanie Shey

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  • He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party
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    He Said She Said: Songs for Your New Year's Eve Party

    published Dec 31, 2009

    You know when you're at a bar or a party and everything seems über-subdued, then suddenly someone pops a dollar in the jukebox or a CD in the player and it's just the right song for the moment? And t... More >>

  • 2010 Musical Resolutions

    published December 31, 2009

    We at the Houston Press are loathe to give up our own vices, especially at the start of the year when the stress of the holidays means we... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Antiquing and Christmas Lights in Galveston

    published Dec 28, 2009

    By the time you read this, Texas Traveler will be well on our way to deep West Texas for the first time, on a road trip that will culminate in Big Bend on New Year's Eve. We've been planning this trip... More >>

  • Our Decade In iTunes, Ol' Dirty Bastard Through the Fleshtones and Good Ol' Morrissey

    published Dec 25, 2009

    ​Maybe the biggest evolution in music this decade has been the availability of online downloads, starting with Napster and ending with half a dozen legitimately - licensed venues for purchasing musi... More >>

  • He Said She Said: "Fergitrocious" and the Worst Songs of the Decade

    published Dec 24, 2009

    In a perfect world, The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" would actually be called "My Bumps," and it would be an ode to Stacy Ferguson's rampant misadventures with meth addiction, because that would be the... More >>

  • 8 Songs Guaranteed To Get Those Damn Relatives To Leave Already
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    8 Songs Guaranteed To Get Those Damn Relatives To Leave Already

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​But if I really say it, the radio won't play it, Unless I lay it between the lines! - Peter, Paul and Mary, "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" We know, we know. It's late Christmas evening, you've had a f... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: The Battle of Galveston

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​As you're nursing your New Year's Hangover, take a moment to think about the soldiers who, 147 years previous, were fighting their brethren on both land and sea in the early part of the Civi... More >>

  • The Last Day of Giftmas: Fashion

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas.So the Twelve Days of Giftmas are winding down and ... More >>

  • He Said She Said: Music From the Past Decade of Our Lives, Part 2

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​ She Said remembers being a little kid, thinking to herself, In the year 2000, you're going to be 20 YEARS OLD. Thinking of how old that would feel like and how far away it seemed. In truth, She Sa... More >>

  • A Lone Pint or Two Tonight

    published Dec 16, 2009

    Beer lovers can get a sampling of what may be Houston's next microbrewery tonight during a free tasting at Chelsea Wine Bar in Seabrook. The crew behind Lone Pint Brewery will have seven kegs of beer,... More >>

  • Two Days of Giftmas: Book Lovers

    published Dec 16, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. We may not be Chicago or New York, but Houston is st... More >>

  • Aftermath: "Homo for the Holidays" with the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​If you couldn't figure out by the first song - a corny calypso rendition of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!" - that the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston's A Twisted Holiday was going to be delightf... More >>

  • Three Days of Giftmas: Where To Shop For Stocking Stuffers

    published Dec 15, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. If you Google "fair trade Houston" one of the first ... More >>

  • Four Days of Giftmas: For the Artist

    published Dec 14, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Museum subscriptions are one thing, but what if you ... More >>

  • Texas Traveler: Pignataro Castle

    published Dec 14, 2009

    Most people haven't even heard of Santa Fe, TX, so you wouldn't expect them to know that there was a real life castle in the small community. It's one of about 30 castles in Texas, the closest one to... More >>

  • Aftermath: The Hates Go Back to the Future at Cactus Music

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​They left the costumes at home, but The Hates were still able to exude the infectious charm of a past era in their tribute to an early rock 'n' roll icon, Buddy Holly, Friday night. The Hates... More >>

  • Born to Runoff: Playlists for Saturday's Mayoral Election-Night Parties

    published Dec 11, 2009

    Thursday evening Houston mayoral candidate Annise Parker, clearly anticipating a weekend of celebration, posted the following message to Twitter asking for playlist suggestions for her election night... More >>

  • Rave On: Houston Punks the Hates Do Buddy Holly at Cactus Music

    published Dec 11, 2009

    ​The premise alone is enough to pique Rocks Off's interest. The Hates, Houston's long-running Mohawk-fronted punk trio, will transform themselves tonight into The Blue Suedes, a Buddy Holly tribute ... More >>

  • Five Days of Giftmas: Music Lovers

    published Dec 11, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Hair Balls is headed to Cactus Music tonight for ano... More >>

  • He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​She Said's music listening habits have become so lazy thanks to the Internet. She can barely bring herself to pay for a full CD any more when there's so much awesome music for free online. She can'... More >>

  • 6 Days of Giftmas: Culture Vultures

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Don't listen to those Yankees who say Tex... More >>

  • 7 Days of Giftmas: Baby Things

    published Dec 09, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Ahh, the joy of parenthood. New parents have enough ... More >>

  • Aftermath: Jay Reatard Keeps It In His Pants at Walter's

    published Dec 09, 2009

    ​Apparently Aftermath is on the "golden showers" beat. We've been sent, so far, to cover R. Kelly and Tuesday night, Jay Reatard. Though Reatard hit the popular consciousness in 2008 with his collec... More >>

  • 8 Days of Giftmas: Manly Things

    published Dec 08, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Yesterday we gave you some ideas for lovely lady gif... More >>

  • 9 Days of Giftmas: Ladylike Things

    published Dec 07, 2009

    Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Hair Balls doesn't want to perpetuate staid gender r... More >>

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