Category Archive: ideas

Ariel Pink: mysterious pretension seeps through every crevasse

Not often enough do I use this site to spill my guts. Lately it’s been obsessions, list makings and internal arguments. But I’ll stick to just one for now. For a while my… Continue reading

sweatin’ in the summertime: live music, mixtapes and anticipation

There’s no reason not to break my own fourth wall here. My absence has been due to many reasons – traveling and work. Since I haven’t been to a show since last month’s… Continue reading

gone punk

Punk is in the air. Jack White’s debut solo release is slowly creeping up on us, just like March did. Out not soon enough on April 24 on Third Man Records/Columbia, Blunderbuss, is shaping up… Continue reading

mr. Macca does it weird, Lana Del Rey makes and appearance and my obsession with Jack White continues….

We have now seen some releases, hype and serious discussions come up online, on the airwaves and among our offices. What’s up? Paul McCartney (or Mr. Macca, if you will) went jazzy on… Continue reading

preview (and) complaints

In our second week of 2012, not much new music has been flooding in. But there’s always news. And that means a discussion. Word of a new Paul McCartney album, Kisses On The Bottom, due… Continue reading

the fourth wall comes down

Usually performers stay in their world on stage. And everyone else watching plays along. It’s what makes live theater so fun. But then they can break the fourth wall and directly address the… Continue reading

rock and roll, i miss you-

New music has been dissatisfying. The majority of new acts have become one man synth bands. We either get that or A$AP Rocky– which seems to fulfill people’s hip hop needs with drum… Continue reading

dr. …i think i have Shuffle Syndrome

At one point, everyone listened to music the same way. You bought a new record and put it on your stereo. Listening parties weren’t what they are now. Listening Parties weren’t even a… Continue reading

what have you been listening to lately?

I want to challenge and change the way people think about and talk about music. Force them to listen and step outside their comfort zone. Find the losers, b-sides, unknown and walk through… Continue reading

no means no: gatekeeping, a full time job

My dad, who remains a hopeful teachable Beatles-elitist, introduced me to the music world. But he left behind a lot (Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, punk rock, Lou Reed, Janis Joplin, Hendrix,… Continue reading