This is really important. The Baltimore Rock Opera Society (yes, it’s real) is trying to go legit and make the ridiculously amazing art they make, as a real boy…I mean company. But essentially, what this means, is a bunch of insanely talented puppeteers, choreographers, performers & other miscellaneous artists have to become a coherent 501c3 and grow into the ridiculous orgy of creativity & authenticity that I know they can become. They’re doing really well, and when it comes to how this is related to my blog, I’ll tell you.
These guys are not only throwing out satire about partying, community and what it means to be a Bro, literally infusing it into their entire being/performance, but they’re doing it on their own. There’s no Diet Coke or VitaminWater sponsorship here yet, nor are they playing by the grace of the Koch Brothers. And it’s actually good! This is real art, made with blood, sweat, tears & pizza. Lots of pizza. So honestly, get into it. I’m picking up some pins myself at least. Because Charm City will always hold a piece of my heart. They’ve got 24hrs, so let’s really help. Tell your friends if you can’t drop loot.
I don’t often post content from Tumblr, because WP breaks the long line of heart/note chains that make for epic Tumblr sharing among the younglings. This caught my eye though. Share more things, listen to more music together. Sing, dance, laugh, shine on your crazy diamonds. (Via Higgins, originally from Zonixx)
So, I’ve always had a bunch of love for HOT97. Growing up they were the source, before The Source was even a source. They grabbed Childish Gambino and dropped a relaxed beat on him in the studio back in September. I had no idea until one of the bravest men I’ve ever met tipped me off to this. The flow is impeccable, irregular and intense. If you don’t know why I keep going on about this guy, watch him here, totally unprompted. It’s better than most of what we’re passing off as hip hop these days I think you will agree. Anyway, if this peaks your interest, get at Gambino here, here & here.
This is really cool. There was this party in Brussels at a (wait for it) federal asylum for people seeking refuge in Belgium. For serious. Syrians, Afghanis, Palestinians, Albanians, Senegalese and more all jammed out on music from their phone. I think this is probably one of the most authentic non-Western parties I’ve ever come in contact with, and I’m delighted this mix is available for people to listen to. There’s a crazy amount of good shit on this mix, and the idea that people all over the world were playing their version of party music for the crowd, who was then understanding, respectful & danced to it, makes me feel like there’s some good in the world. I know some of us need to know that exists these days. You can thank Higgins, because without people like him, there wouldn’t be. (via P.O.E.)