Two unrelated albums I would like to write about: “Hippies” by Harlem and “Have Moicy!” by Michael Hurley, The Unholy Modal Rounders, and Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones This will hopefully serve as a reminder to myself to write about them but in the event that I don’t do that, I hope it will at least serve as a reminder for you to check them out.
Modern Love Love(r): With Every Passing Paige →
modernlovelover: The summer after my first year of social work school I worked at a camp outside of New York City. I had never worked with 5th and 6th graders before but I was eager for a job and happy to be working with kids. It was at this camp that I met a 5th grader named Paige. Paige was tall and lanky… Becky’s blog!
Together - Interview: Fourth Wall Project →
Interviewed a fine folk from Boston’s very own Fourth Wall Project, home of last year’s infamous Odd Future pop-up shop, among other great and artsy things.
It was a mix of heathers, elephant, thirteen, sugar and spice, not another teen...– Becky’s review of Spring Breakers
Wrote a little something something about The Wall installation in Central Square for Together. Maybe you will check it out?
I’m not in a particularly loquacious mood right now, but I’m listening to #1 Record by Big Star and this, the second track, is really floating my boat. I like Big Star and all but I’ve never quite heard what other people hear in them that makes them such a big big big deal. I think maybe I’m getting it. I wonder who/what “El Goodo” is and why this song is the...
Wrote about Shohei Imamura and his fantastic 1997 Palme d’Or winner The Eel for Network Awesome.
Last year, I got to interview the filmmakers of Don’t Think, the Chemical Brothers’ concert film, for the Together Guide, which supplements Boston’s annual music+art+tech festival. It was my first (and, so far, only) interview. These dudes were presumably somewhere in Britain and there was a crazy time zone mixup so I got the call from whatever PR people were connecting us like 6...
I had today (yesterday, as of a few minutes ago) off in remembrance of Evacuation Day, which is one of two Boston-only holidays that are still observed by the city, despite a lot haters’ best attempts. I like to pretend it marks the evacuation of Boston in the wake of the Great Molasses Flood, which is a real thing and my favorite historical event of all time, but it actually has something...
The anti-preneur manifesto
I don’t want to be a designer, a marketer, an illustrator, a brander, a social media consultant, a multi-platform guru, an interface wizard, a writer of copy, a technological assistant, an applicator, an aesthetic king, a notable user, a profit-maximizer, a bottom-line analyzer, a meme generator, a hit tracker, a re-poster, a sponsored blogger, a starred commentator, an online retailer, a viral...
Wrote about some pretty advanced music visualizations for Network Awesome. Don’t worry, I mentioned Winamp.
When e-mailing a resume, don’t use words in the document or headline that could...– Lisa Vaas
Yesterday, I had to take an 11am Lucky Star back to Boston because the New York <-> Boston bus scene is in shambles in the wake of Fung Wah’s early demise. R.I.P., Fung Wah — we barely knew thee. Top 5 reasons the Fung Wah bus was the number one bus (copied and pasted from an email to Scott): 1. Bus ticket prices will almost definitely go up. [Note: As predicted, Lucky Star...
Earlier this week, I had the luxury of catching Down By Law at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, which is my favorite place in the world. I love going to the movies in general, but there’s something special about Coolidge. It’s not just that they sell beer, although that doesn’t hurt. It’s not just that they show movies on actual film — I know some people get really...
I think I was predestined to fall in love with Parquet Courts. I usually ignore the Pitchfork “Rising” profiles because I’m not really that interested in reading at length about artists I haven’t heard of before I even hear their music. Something about that Parquet Courts piece grabbed me, though, during a daily pre-work Internet check. I’m not sure what it was: The...
I wrote about 80s sci-fi slasher flick Chopping Mall — and remembering to appreciate B movies and the folks behind them — for Network Awesome.
This is a picture of me from last Spring. I’m in front of the Earth somewhere along Harris Wash in Escalante, Utah. I would like to write about this experience someday, but I would put a lot of pressure on myself to do it justice. So, not quite yet. But you know what they say about pictures.
Stuff that has been setting my world on fire lately, pt. 1: When a certain kind of TV viewer talks or writes about TV, they often offer The Wire, The Sopranos, and Deadwood as some kind of televisual holy trinity. I don’t know if I buy that in a pop cultural landscape where worthwhile TV shows pop up and get cancelled like every month, but having, along with the rest of the world, already...
I’ve spent all morning digging through the archives of my favorite music writer’s (as far as I can tell) first blog. It has been inspiring. I am hoping to actually start writing here again. My major holdup has always been, is, and will always be, figuring out what to write about. There is no shame, I realize, in writing about stuff you like. I tend to get super self-conscious and bent...
Auld Lang Syne
Happy New Year! I started to make a freeform, unranked list of my favorite “stuff” of 2012 including movies, music, books, television, trivia teams, possessions, moments, experiences, and meals, in the style of Pitchfork’s annual guest lists, but it turned out to be quite an unwieldy process as I started to worry about encapsulating the whole year, making sure that all the...
Well, it turned out that Fiona Apple rightfully ended up on a whole bunch of year-end lists and I honestly don’t even know what lists I had looked at that didn’t have her on it that inspired me to write that last post, but I’m standing by it because I think it came out pretty well anyway. Forest chest! You know? You know. Anyway, right now I’m listening to my turntable with...
Top 1 Ramen Recipe of 2012
“It’s that time of year again,” a time of year that I’ve probably read best described as something along the lines of “list orgy season.” As much as I eat these end-of-year best-of lists up (and I absolutely do) and as much as I want to make sure that Future’s “Turn On the Lights” gets its propers (it probably won’t), I never really make...
Websites I read always tell me to buy up my domain name before someone else does so I did that and figured I’d put another blog here. I’ve had some iteration of a website or blog since probably like 2001 when I was using Microsoft Frontpage to post custom animated gifs and cursor trails to the Correia family’s MediaOne webpage. Maybe you remember MediaOne. Their mascot was the...