DONALD'S HAIR

I wrote about why every day should be Record Store Day (via Nada Mucho).

do206seattle:

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Here’s our round-up of some of our favorite articles on music from local press, bloggers, and photographers from the past week. For those data nerds out there - make sure to check out the first article on the list which breaks down the playlists of each DJ at KEXP, identifying unique trends…

Thank you, Do 206, for linking to my Daniel Rossen concert review!

I wrote my first longform article about St. Vincent’s album artwork for Unrecorded. Click-through the image to read it. I recommend sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and a snack. 
Thank you very much for reading. 

I wrote my first longform article about St. Vincent’s album artwork for Unrecorded. Click-through the image to read it. I recommend sitting down with a hot cup of coffee and a snack. 

Thank you very much for reading. 

I created a website for my writing and other projects. Please visit if you have a minute!

http://www.donaldshair.com/

These are places I traveled this year. I feel unreasonably fortunate to have seen so much of the world. I’m looking forward to more exploration in 2014. 

These are places I traveled this year. I feel unreasonably fortunate to have seen so much of the world. I’m looking forward to more exploration in 2014. 

oneweekoneband:

Françoise Hardy - Le temps de l’amour

I know little of the French language. In fact, the only bit that’s stuck with me is a line from a Muzzy commercial I was exposed to as a child, which I would later proudly exclaim to French speakers only to find out that I was saying “I am a little girl” the whole time.

I’m proud to have contributed to One Week One Band’s “Stop Making Sense” series. Click through to read about how my nonexistent grasp of the French language made this all possible. 

bigboi:

#happyswallowdays from Daddy Fat Saxxx ! #PattonClan

This is, more or less, exactly what I wanted for Christmas. 

bigboi:

#happyswallowdays from Daddy Fat Saxxx ! #PattonClan

This is, more or less, exactly what I wanted for Christmas. 

My Favorite Releases of 2013

I know, I know another dumb list to throw on the ever-growing mound of dumb lists. I’m sorry.

But this past year I worked an office job where I was able to stream music for practically 40 hours per week, giving me ample time to explore and connect with more music than ever before. I want to share my findings, not in an unquantifiable list of “Bests,” but just what I returned to most of the time.

So, in one fell swoop, here are my favorite releases  - albums, EPs, mixtapes - from this past year. Thank you for reading.

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The same stoicism and raw sexuality as Jean Clade van Damme doing the splits between two 18wheelrs.
Cleaning out my Evernote and found this statement I felt was important to jot down. You wouldn’t know just by looking at it that it’s the first line I wrote for a review of the secret Beyonce album before I assigned it to someone else. Still
sneek:

The Music Writer’s Collective Best of 2013
All week, over at the Music Writers Collective site, my writer friends and I have been posting some cool year-end lists. The year-end lists for the top 25 songs and albums are hands down my favorite out of any internet music site, if I do say so myself (if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself ♪) It’s a really good representative of our collective tastes; you know our crew got love for King Krule and Iceage and Julieta Venegas as much as My Bloody Valentine and Yeezus! Below are links to the different lists we rolled out this week. Check it, check it out:
Guilty Pleasures 2013 — an 8Track playlist (compiled by Stacey)
Favorite Artworks (compiled by Juana)
Favorite Labels
Underrated Albums
Favorite EPs
Honorable Mentions
Favorite Music Videos (compiled by Juana)
Top 25 Songs of 2013
Top 25 Albums of 2013

Giant shoutout to Ryo for compiling all the lists we made. This year-end content has been a blast to write and I look forward to more collaborative projects with TMWC in 2014.
My personal Best of 2013 list will be posted in the next few days with much less fanfare (so it’ll be easier for you all to ignore!).

sneek:

The Music Writer’s Collective Best of 2013

All week, over at the Music Writers Collective site, my writer friends and I have been posting some cool year-end lists. The year-end lists for the top 25 songs and albums are hands down my favorite out of any internet music site, if I do say so myself (if I do say so myself, if I do say so myself ♪) It’s a really good representative of our collective tastes; you know our crew got love for King Krule and Iceage and Julieta Venegas as much as My Bloody Valentine and Yeezus! Below are links to the different lists we rolled out this week. Check it, check it out:

Giant shoutout to Ryo for compiling all the lists we made. This year-end content has been a blast to write and I look forward to more collaborative projects with TMWC in 2014.

My personal Best of 2013 list will be posted in the next few days with much less fanfare (so it’ll be easier for you all to ignore!).