Author archives: Swiper Bootz

PARTYNAUSEOUS... because they really shouldn't have let her Blackout ARTPOP

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Good music speaks volumes… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking Hi, I want to come and make peace with you but they won't let me, no, they won't let me through I don't mind if they a-arrest me 'cause I'm wearing my Versace Why can't we just put on a smile and a buzz buzz buzz buzz? We all might be sick Whe[...]

Wonkaland and Woodstock, Israel and Ibiza, Pleasure and Neverland: Electric Zoo

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Nestled halfway between Harlem and Brooklyn lies Randall's Island. Labor Day weekend the islet transforms into a beautiful blend of Wonkaland and Woodstock, Sodom and Gomorrah, Israel and Ibiza, Pleasure Island and Neverland - a hybrid between that Pinocchio place where lost boys find themselves and where Peter Pan's lost boys aimlessly meander... all perpet[...]

#lyricallyspeaking Lana del Rey - "West Coast"

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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 Down on the West Coast, they got a saying If you're not drinking, then you're not playing But you've got the music, you've got the music in you, don't you? Down on the West Coast,[...]

Basilisk beats, Jess wanders. Homeward-bound, London found in lost Angeles

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British tones. Angeles tempos. That's the point. That you can come to the light amidst darkness, create an echo in the silence. Basilisk beats, She wanders. Homeward-bound, London found in lost Angeles. Visceral. Jess sings the blues of a sapient soul found in barren canyons of scarred star-trails. The lyrical lens navigates mood and melody, the narra[...]

Night Surgeon's "Gondola Crimewave" ... when speculative fiction eloped with tropical surf, Fool's Gold's northern exposure, PDX on a summer night

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Night Surgeon's Gondola Crimewave EP the latest from Portland's sonic doctors. Needless to say, if the ailment is color-by-numbers iPop - today's prescription is two GCs and a midnight call. re:sound - Lush, layered instrumentation underlie slightly post-adolescent / pre-TriBeCa indie pop frontman vocals. There's something refreshing and relaxing [...]

Free falling into Florrie's scene... rhythmic realities of the dream within a dream...

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Sirens Round Two: "Free Falling" ... English Channel tunage courtesy of Florrie #letsdelve First seven seconds hit and it feels like taking a little something to channel loose wires... Free falling... like I'm free... falling... it's a change of course Here I am, I sing the verse, sing the verse, sing the verse... Upside down, and in reverse..[...]

TrapperKeeper: "... just beautysleeping in a trance, but never sleeping to dream: and this is The Fame."

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Pop: grab your old girl with her new tricks, if this was GaGa's first and last album it would be just as complete as it is in context as a dynasty starter. The Fame is nothing more and nothing less than a perfect Pop debut through and through. Visceral, catchy, panoramic, reflective, progressive, chock full of hit singles, formidable filler, and fun; [...]

G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film :: Genesis 27: Electric World Life, Pt. 2

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We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams... four years ago, we pulled a stunt that went and turned into a scene #kanyeshrugsandpoplove #electricworldlife blinkk G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film: because, "I know. But I can't stay up here on my hill forever." #queenedknight #kingdomed I didn't get to this place in my life[...]

Money Needs Me

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celebrity, human currency, neon trafficking flashing lights, in god we trust, monarchy, illuminate me, free market new slaves, live your cash, kill the cow.. necessity sees me, desire feeds me, schadenfreude bleeds freely ... the fame monster ... the framed rockstar ... it's just entertainment ... and the economy stupid 140 characters … courtesy is [...]

Now, Next, Nouveau: J Cutta, "Living"

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Living is a state of being, and Atlanta up-and-comer J Cutta brings the state of the fastlane to his latest single, “Living” featuring Shida Paper. A lyrical painter with the ability to transport you to a different time and place through his words, J Cutta is a true Atlanta soul with a touch of something different.  Gathering fans from America and abroa[...]

In case you were wondering what's behind the Swine ...

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I love my fans so much... I love my fans, because they always let me be myself... they don't care what anybody says... and the reason that that's important... is because, something you probably don't know, is that when you're not yourself, it's so much harder... it's so much easier to be yourself, than it is to be someone else... because when you h[...]

"The thing about trance on a stage..."

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The thing about trance on stage though, is like - it’s not like the trance part of it numbs you over where you just kind of succumb to this, this dizziness. It’s more like there’s something very visceral to it, something very rock ‘n roll about it. At least for me when I’m playing it, it really registers as a trance, but you can still really feel some strong[...]

American Mythos, Birth of A Speakeasy Nation: Hello Negro, New Orleans Native Son

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When you go back to New Orleans, you still have the French Quarter, you have the neon Harrah's moniker, and the streetcars up Canal, but there are the roots and residences which will never return from August. People still say, "I lost ___ in Katrina," and that loss is very much a part of New Orleans' new identity, it will undoubtedly found the next Orleans[...]

Florrie’s percussion-backed “Seashells” is a welcomed shore-shot

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Florrie Arnold’s career has to be one of the most  enjoyable to follow as a Pop fankid, culture vulture, anglophile, and audiophile. It’s, just, good, music  – period. 2010′s Introduction, 2011′s Experiments, 2012′s Late – all EPs, all independent, all soundtracks for something of an anomaly in the current industry – sonic record of artistic development, [...]

Dafna Steinberg is a cosmopolitan world citizen with a timeless lens on life

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How long I have waited for a record as such… friend, photographer, forever an artist, formerly-referenced-as-Lady-Glock, visionary, District vanguard, cosmopolitan world citizen with a timeless lens on life – welcome Dafna Steinberg, and her latest collection of collages, the magnificently mythological recollection of American history in disguise: “Native Co[...]

BlinkkMedia: "... Girls Will Be Hounded by The Media"

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Making money is easy as pie: Just turn people into profitable products for the press, the predatory paparazzi, and the perusing public. It's almost too easy. The only rule is they can't die; you just have to make them crazy enough to make them wish they were dead -- it makes for good viewing. Martyrdom is a funny thing -- another one that politics and pop[...]