Super sunny songs of the day
The Colourist - Little Games Prides - Out of the Blue Oh and also this not-so-sunny but beautiful remix of Daughter’s “Medicine” by Sound Remedy.
run run run run. make good habits and keep them. a little better everyday. also, yay endorphins! :)
When I realize that if I didn’t work in the music...
whathappensinthemusicbiz: I’m like Congrats anon! At least we’re rocking the world, one song at a time. Well…. maybe not triple (yet) but yea.
"Diversity In the Music Business? It Doesn't...
America’s got a pretty dirty history when it comes to race, but at least the situation is getting better. And some would argue, completely transforming: after all, we just inaugurated our first black president a second time, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federally-observed holiday. So why isn’t the music industry transforming, as well? …I took a look at Billboard’s...
Really interesting read about race and indie music. “The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show” “When I listened to rock music as a kid, it often felt like I was sneaking past the guards of racial barriers and into a cool party I wasn’t invited to. But I didn’t want to feel that way. I just wanted to enjoy the music just like everybody else… …I went to the same...
Obligatory end of year post
As 2012 rolls to a close, I’m full of gratitude. How things can change in a year. 2011 was probably the hardest year, not only for myself but for those closest to me and I’m grateful. I’m grateful that things have gotten progressively better, for the love that’s all around me, for the people in my life, for my family, and for all the things that make me feel like I must be one of the luckiest. ...
I should write this down- I’m sure it’ll be a “remember when” story one day. And we’ll recall the rattling of the windows and how our walls shook in our 17th fl apartment on 23rd street and how we lit candles in our living room and read books while police sirens sounded outside. Someone kept speaking over a loudspeaker but we couldn’t make it out over the...
So I have a portfolio?! Haha weird but it’s kind of exciting - like validating a hobby. I never thought I’d have a reason to make one but it has been requested so here it is. »here!« Not a lot there yet and the quality of those photos kind of bothers me but hopefully more soon!
I want more days like today. Days that start with no real direction that manage to surprise you. A good friend. Good food. Talking to new people that are friendly and that somehow seem less self-focused than others you typically meet in this city. People who are genuinely curious, who lead such different lives, doing what they love. It seems simpler. To explore what makes you curious and happy...
“Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day.” http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/?src=me&ref=general Love this article.
What it takes to make a quarter-pound hamburger Part of the reason why I’m a vegetarian. I don’t get preachy about other peoples’ eating habits, it generally never works but just be informed! Source : NPR
“I don’t know how to get all that artist money back, and I don’t know if we ever will. I don’t much like that Spotify pays out so little to me when their service is siphoning directly out of the gas tank of my mp3 sales. But I sure do love having Spotify here on this computer I keep in my pocket. The flood comes and it doesn’t matter if the water is right or wrong -...
Source: Frugal dad
Awake at unreasonable hour. Listening to old pop-punk songs that I forgot defined a part of my life thanks to twitter and an absolute punk playlist. eh. don’t feel like sleeping. time to comb the blogs or something.
Daily life blog
I don’t typically write posts like this but because today was so perfect, I feel compelled to. Things are changing and I’m settling and it’s a strange feeling. I think today was one of the best days I’ve had recently, but the best in a string of pretty good days. Last weekend we (Flo, Yu Hai, and myself) went bike riding in central park and it was such a great experience...
I’ve learned a lot from all these places I’ve been and worked. I shouldn’t forget that or underwrite what my experiences and observations have taught me- whether it’s about the music business or people. I need to actively use what I know and not put it on a shelf for some other time. It seems like I’ve been doing that lately. I know what works and I know what...
I love days like today that never seem to end… but not in that bad boring way. In the way that there is always somewhere to go, everything seems to work out and it’s 1am and you don’t even know how that happened.
I wanted to write yesterday. About forgotten memories of another time, almost like glimpses of past lives. Not simply a vision of a place but a ghost of a feeling - the way the city feels as a child, all sepia toned sun drenched brick, the shadows of leaves and branches and an overpass and a playground. I can’t differentiate between what I’ve made up in my head, what I remember, and...
It was a friend’s photos from a trip to Paris that reminded me of the time I spent there. It has been two years now, almost to the day, that I left New York for those five months. I can’t help writing about it and revisiting it since it was such a major part of my life, splitting it into “before it” and “after it”, in the way that important events in your life...
i was going through/uploading/deleting photos off my iPod touch. And i want to do a series… A Year In Photos. it would probably only be interesting for me to look back on in the future cause the event had to be pretty damn important for me to take out my iPod, of all things, and take a picture of it. Though i’m sure i won’t remember the significance of it sometime in the future....
because I feel like writing
My friend is writing essays for an application and this is one of them. “Now, a chance to go off-script. There’s a scene in American Beauty (1999), shot in slow-motion, where a white plastic bag appears to be dancing in the wind (click hereto watch that scene)—a quiet, lyrical moment that balances out the heaviness of the film. Choose one detail in the world that helps you stay balanced...
This place feels less and less like home. I can feel change. And as this year, this crazy terrifying sad challenging year, comes to an end maybe this feeling is indicative of the change 2012 will bring. Wherever we go, it will be better than where we have been. Be healthy, happy, and safe. We’re in this together. Happy new year!