My First Rub →
I remember my first Rub at Southpaw. It was in early summer of ‘06. I was twenty and had driven up from College Park for the weekend after borrowing my parents car without their knowing that I was taking it on a road-trip. Caps and Jones had played at Savalas the night before, where I had taken a photo with Kyp Malone. Emil and Bo - my friends from Philadelphia and DJ buddies of the Rub -...
Q&A: Chemical Brothers On Don't Think →
I talked to Tom Rowlands - aka one-half of the Chemical Brothers - on their new concert documentary. The first thing he said to me after answering the phone was, “I’m on a lot of painkillers, just so you know. I thought I could carry this speaker alone, you see. It slipped and I thought I’d use my foot to break the the speaker’s fall. Instead I broke my toes.” Get...
Rob Harvilla on LDR →
Filing to Rob today was the worst because, HOW THE HELL DOES HE MAKE THIS LOOK SO EASY? He’s the Don Draper of the long-form review. Also the human zen-garden. Here’s where I post my four favorite bits from Rob’s hilarious Lana Del Rey review before I just go ahead and quit: - As the Bard wrote: “I can change / I can change / I can change / I can change / If it makes you...
One Fine Day →
Lol at logging into Tumblr on a Sunday and seeing Klassen blog about watching One Fine Day on mute in your apt. Sorry Klassy. princeklassen: One evening I was at a friend’s house in the West Village and One Fine Day was on TBS. I was stoked. Then another friend came over and the TV was put on mute. Fuck! I was staring at the television as they carried on about some boys or whatever. I just...
I Know, Right? →
Is it possible to “heart” your own Tumblr post?
January's Mixes of the Month →
I’m really bad at tumblr. I never update it and barely read it. I don’t know what to write on it, really. I try to post the things I write elsewhere on here but forget to do that most of the time too. When I do read it, I heart things? So, anyways, here are the January Mix of the Week posts I did for Hive for my own record and your enjoyment. AND THEY MADE ME A LOGO THING, YOU GUYS....
Jan 20 '92 = Ice Cube's Good Day →
This man deserves a high-five for trying [and possibly successfully pinpointing?] the exact date rapped about in Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day.” Here’s hoping the good-day-ness of January 20th extends through the next inauguration? CLUE 1: “went to short dogs house, they was watching Yo MTV RAPS” Yo MTV RAPS first aired: Aug 6th 1988 CLUE 2: Ice Cubes...
My Pazz and Jop Ballot →
Congrats to Maura and the Voice gang for doing a great job with this year’s Pazz and Jop. The seven-hundred critics polled made tUnE-yArds the surprise winner for the best album of the year and the essays I’ve read so far have been fantastic [Eric Harvey is always a favorite]. My ballot below. Note: I listed my picks alphabetically because ranking music by number gives me anxiety? ...
MLK Jr.'s Margaret Sanger Award Acceptance Speech →
“There is no human circumstance more tragic than the persisting existence of a harmful condition for which a remedy is readily available. Family planning, to relate population to world resources, is possible, practical and necessary. Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have...
Ann Powers on @SPINReviews →
NPR’s Ann Powers discusses SPIN’s newest efforts to review as many albums as possible via their newly launched SPINReviews Twitter account. MAGIC CAPSULE ME NEXT, ANN. But, yeah, the idea is to save the reader from eighty-word blurbs on albums to make room for twenty long-form reviews each month: You can read all about that in Chris’ essay over at their website. As a...
Live: Buraka at Bowery →
Last night I went to see Buraka Som Sistema and the buddy Brenmar. I left feeling a kinda old, a bit sweaty from jumping around, and coveting Blaya’s galaxy-imprinted jumpsuit. My recap over on the Voice.
Blue Ivy Carter is an awful name... →
And also a show stopper: me: can you and nick cover the skrillex show at PACHA instead of roseland maura: OMG YOU’RE MY CHILD OF A CHILD FROM DESTINY’S CHILD http://lifeandtimes.com/glory-feat-b-i-c
End of an Era →
Said goodbye to my first NYC apt and home for the last three years at Horatio and West 4th last night. I might have teared up when I locked the door for the last time too; it feels like this is an end of an era for me or something? Thanks to visiting pal Gavin for insisting on taking this creepy (/rad) panoramic photo one day: Me in my over-sized Egyptian nightshirt with one of my friends (Margs...