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  1. Look What I Can Do!!

    July 13, 2011 by parry

    Oh hey friends! Do you guys like music?


    Do you guys like to read about new albums before you hear them so that other people can tell you what they think is/is not cool?

    YEAH?! Perfect.

    I’ve been writing album reviews for a badass music magazine called Blurt, and I mean, what is a blog for, if not occasional, shameless self-promotion? Bear with me. Music has been a big part of both my personal and professional life for as long as I can remember (granted my short-term memory is somewhat clouded since I pray to Jah on the reg), so I’m pretty excited to have the opportunity to give ya’ll my humble opinions on some of my favorite bands:

    Bon Iver: Bon Iver

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: Revelator

    Black Lips: Arabia Mountain

    Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic!




  2. That’s Fucking Stupid

    June 29, 2011 by parry

    So like, a month or so ago, my BFF Elaine called me as she was drunk stumbling home from a bar at the beach. Which is like, the equivalent of a rape whistle and/or mase when you’re hammed. You know when you like, probably shouldn’t be walking through an area alone at night to begin with, and then on top of that, you’ve got the diagonal walk going on, so like, for whatever reason, a voice on the other end of the phone is super comforting and will TOTALLY prevent you from getting abducted by a horny, raving lunatic? Yeah. Well, it’s fucking stupid, but that’s not what I was getting at.

    I mentioned Bon Iver at some point and she was all like “HAH. Wait. What did you just say? It’s BON EYE-VER, dude.” And I was all like, “No girl, it’s BONE IH-VAIR,” and then she goes, “First of all, there’s no way that’s right. And second of all, that’s fucking stupid. I-V-E-R? That fucking spells EYE-VER, not IH-VAIR.” And I was like, “Okay I’ll be sure to holler at his publicist and let them know that’s not working for you.”

    So, Elaine. Here you go. If the internet says its so, then so it is. And for the record, I agree with you. It’s kind of fucking stupid.

  3. Stuck In My Head: Flight Facilities

    July 1, 2010 by parry

    I have listened to this song on repeat (approximately) 17 times today.




  4. Converse a “Shoe-In” for Musical Partnerships

    June 30, 2010 by parry

    As the relevance of the record label has continued to decline,¬†and brands replace overpaid A&R execs, Converse was able to jazz up their audience with three way different Artists in 2008. With the release of “My Drive Thru” (a single-riff track composed by Julian Casablancas (HAWT) of The Strokes, Pharrell (SEEMS LIKE HE MOISTURIZES) and Santogold (IS THAT A SYNONYM FOR M.I.A.?) solely for the purpose of Converse’s marketing campaign), the originators of superduperfly Chuck Taylors spanned musical genres for a new take on an old shoe.

    Two years later and still hot off the heels of a successful musical partnership, Converse’s latest summer music project, “Three Artists”, includes Kid Cudi (PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS? that’s the best I can do), Betheny of the band West Coast (ERR … UM. CUTE!) , and Rostam Batmanglij (NEED PRONUNCIATION GUIDE) of Vampire Weekend. Below is Batmanglij’s installment (Special shout-out to Greenpoint Pictures, who shot & edited this killer, colorful glimpse at Rostam and the City he calls home):

    Three Artists. One Song.