Dance rock outfit The Slants have stolen my heart. They’re on tour right now and will be traveling down the west coast. make sure you come check them out. In response to their …seemingly offensive name (they are Asian American): t
Isn’t the band name, “THE SLANTS” an offensive racial slur? Yes and no. It’s amazing that the only people that seem to be offended by this term are non-Asians! We’re proud of who we are and aren’t afraid to say that ‘yes, we do have slanted eyes.’ Although we aren’t a socio-po...Read more
I finished reading the biography of Kurt Cobain, Heavier Than Heavenwritten by Charles ...Read more
I know, sometimes I blog on here with what are really bloated comments
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt and Courtney, is getting some buzz beyond just her heritage.
She has just appeared in Read more
I’m not the one planning the concert, I’m just planning the greatest hotel suite party you’ve ever been to. If you’re a fellow FRA blogger from out of San Diego I’ll waive the $30 hotel chip in. Someone needs to put together a FRA mixer syrysly!
I was 14 years old when I was first captivated by the progressive music and voice of Tori Amos as she screamed into my ears through the walkman headset: “…those demigods with their nine-inch nails and little fascist panties tucked inside the heart of every nice girl…” (Song: Precious Things).
I knew exactly what she was talking about.
This past Christmas I received a wonderful gift from my dearest friends–I went to my very first Tori Amos concert 15 years after I bought her first album.
It was the last show of her tour ...Read more
I’m not a musician. I’m a writer. But I love music.
I’m a huge fan of classic Asian instruments and music.
I’ve also enjoyed and supported the music of tons of Asian American musicians over the past decade, and one thing I’ve noticed is that Asian American music doesn’t exist.
Don’t get me wrong. A lot of the Asian American musicians I’ve supported are very talented and good at what they do, and there is nothing wrong with Asians loving hip hop, jazz, rock, etc. But aside from putting ...Read more
1) Shai Hulud - That Within Blood Ill-Tempered
A staple in my car. Smart hardcore–smart chords, smart licks, smart lyrics. What other band can get away with screaming, “YOU WERE ONCE A GENTLEMAN”?
2) Mandy Moore - Wild Hope
The following cd’s are being played in my car right now:
“Lady Madonna” is the perfect feel good Saturday morning track, and then the very next track “Hey Jude” is a classic. You’ll be singing “na na na na na na na” by the end.
I love Bloc Party, exclamation mark. Their drummer, Matt T...Read more
How goes it, fam..
If there is something we do to pass the time besides scrounging for change or taking naps at the park, it’s mastering our pop-locking skills. As you know, the street performance biz is the best way to make that money on the curb…
That is why this week we have chosen Kaba Modern on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew as our pick of the week. You can learn a few moves from these crazy cats…
After searching t...Read more
Almost Famous (dir. Cameron Crowe), is almost my favorite movie of all time. It’s definitely my favorite music related movie. It’s a semi-fictional story based upon the director’s life himself. While parts are definitely made up or embellished, other amazing facts remain true (for example Crowe really was a teenage kid writing for Rollingstone magazine, covering bands such as Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers Band).
Anyways, I bring it up because 1. It...Read more