Author Archives: Elle Naef

Kayla Marque

Underrated Songs for Underrated People

By Elle Naef on November 23, 2021

Time Off?

Winter is coming, and for me that means a confusing mixture of joy and dread.

It’s exciting to have an excuse to stay in, relax and crack open that book I’ve been eyeballing. But let’s keep it real – I’m the type of city girl who can only have so much “cozy time” before I hit a crossroads. As soon as my coffee is finished I’m ready to either venture into the streets again or hole up and expect a sour mood. Continue reading

Neon Sign in the shape and colors of A rainbow

What Does a Rainbow Sound Like? Colorado Pride Month Playlist

By Elle Naef on June 25, 2021

Pride month is much more than rainbow logos and glitter-filled parades. It’s one well-deserved month of the year when those who are often made to keep their identity a secret are publicly praised for their differences instead – something that, while it would be great to have year round, is still a novelty of sorts.

As a longtime-ally-turned-outwardly-queer-person, I’ve had the honor of getting to know many facets of the LGBTQIA+ community in Colorado. While, like any communities, there are hiccups and room for even more inclusion, the queer community in Colorado is one that’s been a model to me in healthy community building. Continue reading

Reflection of flowers in a green pond

Songs of Resilience: Inspiring New Releases by Colorado Musicians

By Elle Naef on May 4, 2021

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” – Haruki Murakami

Musings on Colorado Musicians

With the arrival of Spring comes the arrival of vaccinations, and the symbolism is all too clear. As the flowers begin to bloom and the animals emerge from hibernation, so does the city.  Continue reading


How Puppets Saved Me From The Great Existential Crisis of 2020

By Elle Naef on December 8, 2020

March 9, 2020, was our last Head Room Sessions and arguably, one of the best. We had a full house of old friends and new, and the laughter and music was flowing effortlessly. I stood behind the bar tearing up as I watched people connect through the joys of music, something I’ll never grow tired of. Our Cofounder Matthew and I high fived or grinned every time we passed by each other to complete a task, a silent confirmation that once again, all our hard work had paid off. Continue reading