Author archives: Swiper Bootz

East Angelean Echoes and Transatlantic Tempos... Little Boots' Working Girl Promo Tour, Live at The Echo

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The Siren: Victoria "Little Boots" Hesketh The Sound: Synthpop, nu-disco, deep house, electro house... mercurial melange of old and new The Scene: East Angelean echoes, deep bass, dark clothes, dim lighting, disco flying, summer swelter, low-key shelter, electronic dance shows, less wubba wubba, more water cooler... minimalist staging, maximalist s[...]

Mood Ring: We Are Mortals

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WE ARE MORTALS® is an evolutionary gender-free urban streetwear brand. We call ourselves MORTALS because we are the ones who understand the brevity of human life and the need to live it fully and limitlessly. We also believe that as MORTALS, we're all equal. That is why we created our brand around this idea of a future in which we wear our personalities[...]

Serving With Slaysia, Ep. 4

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Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]

Grooves You Can Use: #APOD :: Crevette, Ep. 1

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happy one year and three day anniversary, day I unironically bought artpop on vinyl – you've been some kind of sufficiently something #ANDWILLCONTINUETOBESOINEXPONENTIALLYINCREASINGMEASUREWELLINTOTHEFORSEEABLEFUTURE #artpopmeanskanyecaps #kanyeshrugsandpoplove so... – i riffed on a random burst of audio production creativity i had to kendrick daye for t[...]

Le Trap Haus Presents: Vinyl Mind Flow, Ep. 2

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The soul is a Gepetto. The soul is a character, crafted at the hands of a Disney – to portray and display navigation. Precise design, guidance, vision, supposed to nurture and cultivate. Educate, inform, to build the context, the mental escape of this world for the inanimate – it has the power; and channel energy and light by way of inspired design, craftsm[...]

The Prophiles: Lady GaGa

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March 28, 2010 March 28: 1,771 years ago today De Pascha Computus commemorated the Nativity, birth of a man – son of God – who brought mankind from the darkness of sin; today, we commemorate the birth of a woman – deity of Pop – who brought a generation from the dark ages of social oblivion. On this day, ancient Romans celebrated the production of the Sun[...]

Lyrically Speaking: "Youthless" – Beck

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry…  listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking "Youthless" - Modern Guilt (2008) There's a bottomless pit that we've been climbing from Just to get on level ground Shake your seasick legs around Dead of winter in a logo town [...]

Britney Tweets 2007: Ep. 3

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because if ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no betta work for tinker’s hands, because pink wigs birthed millennial whiplash, because it’s the rhyme behind seasonal reason, because you’re not B and will never see it her way… because Britney didn’t have Twitter in 2007, because the traphaus was birthed in the wake of Kevin, because Miss Spears will r[...]

Stream Fifteen: The Hills Are Alive... with the sound of muses

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I riffed on The Sound of Music tribute at The 87th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony into a recording device for ten minutes and twenty-eight seconds: this is the verbatim transcription… So it would seem the hills are alive with the sound of music… the Hollywood Hills to be exact. This night, this beautiful night, Oscar Sunday, and amidst all of the flashing[...]

Le Trap Haus Presents: Vinyl Mind Flow, Ep. 1

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And it's crazy because you're looking at it, right? And the context is there... and, in that immediate context... it's like... it's gruesome, grotesque... and it's banal, and debased... vicious, and malicious... cruel, punishment and torture – and yet: it's entertainment. It's the panopticon: all eyes, on the swinging corpse. Back and forth, back and forth..[...]

TrapperKeeper: Amy Winehouse - Frank

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Amy, Amy, Amy... born to blossom, bloom to perish, sleep to wake again. Drake says you can't bring the future back, but when Winehouse asks of herself in 2003's Frank, "Where's my moral parallel?" she defied that theory. Back to Black was the fateful answer – the artistic masterpiece, and beautiful wane – but as it preceded the U.S. release of Winehouse's t[...]

Lyrically Speaking: "Yours and Mine" - Beyonce

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yours and mine i sometimes wish i could just be anonymous and just walk down a street just like everyone else. before i was famous, i was the girl on the hill with the guitar. i was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. and now that I’m famous it’s really really difficult to do very simple things. i think it’s the hardest thing to give [...]

Serving With Slaysia, Ep. 3

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Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]