Brennan.
23.
Columbia Journalism School Class of 2014
Boston Magazine. Billboard Magazine. Gothamist.com. Hachette Book Group.
Former Arts Editor of Boston College's independent student newspaper The Heights.
Freelancer.
Lover of all things pop culture. Ask me to rap for you & you'll be surprised at the outcome.

 

Well, a truly bad man was replaced today by someone who seems far more qualified/right for the job. While I don’t like to wish anyone ill, I can say that A) he had it coming and B) I’m satisfied that his outlook on journalism (the one he chastised myself and other interns for not holding) seems to have gotten him replaced.

Breaking the Glass Turntable

Right, so I wrote this thing and I’m pretty proud of it. Read it if you want!

Damn though, “New Slaves” is gonna bang pretty fucking hard in MSG on Saturday. Ye brings me places other music doesn’t. Blessed.

Just keep scrolling though.

Damn, Cudi’s first album is still such fire. Brings me right back to my tiny ass room in Cheverus (Fall ‘09). Feeling weird feelings of nostalgia towards memories and people I didn’t think occupied any brain space these days. Trying times. Made me grow. Made me stronger. Just weird how music can take you back there, no matter how far you’ve come.

In no way would I call O.A.R. a legendary band, nor would I refer to its members as legends, so, there’s that I guess.

I’ve proooobably never been this excited for a two day period in my entire life.
Let me begin with Beyonce (who I’m seeing TWICE this summer, praise Beysus), Nine Inch Nails (legacy act, feeling it), PHOENIX! (missed those Frenchies on their last tour), Empire of the Sun (Aussie-electro, yes please).
Then there’s my rappers: 2 Chainz (my idol), Kendrick (making the festival circuit, worth every penny), Schoolboy Q, Macklemore (playing my Spring Concert this Thursday!), and A$AP Rocky (idol #2).
R&B represents with Emeli Sande (a goddess among singers, the Adele of the R&B world, perfect in every way), Miguel (don’t even get me started, I stan so hard), and Solange (not just Bey’s sister, folks).
Finally, FINALLY, Calvin Harris. Calvin Harris is a god who walks among men, flicks his wand at a song and makes it impossible to forget and impossible not to dance to at every party, ever. I have never been so excited to see someone turn knobs and flip switches in my entire life. This will be a crowning moment in my life.

WHY CAN’T IT BE AUGUST 31 ALREADY?

I’ve proooobably never been this excited for a two day period in my entire life.

Let me begin with Beyonce (who I’m seeing TWICE this summer, praise Beysus), Nine Inch Nails (legacy act, feeling it), PHOENIX! (missed those Frenchies on their last tour), Empire of the Sun (Aussie-electro, yes please).

Then there’s my rappers: 2 Chainz (my idol), Kendrick (making the festival circuit, worth every penny), Schoolboy Q, Macklemore (playing my Spring Concert this Thursday!), and A$AP Rocky (idol #2).

R&B represents with Emeli Sande (a goddess among singers, the Adele of the R&B world, perfect in every way), Miguel (don’t even get me started, I stan so hard), and Solange (not just Bey’s sister, folks).

Finally, FINALLY, Calvin Harris. Calvin Harris is a god who walks among men, flicks his wand at a song and makes it impossible to forget and impossible not to dance to at every party, ever. I have never been so excited to see someone turn knobs and flip switches in my entire life. This will be a crowning moment in my life.

WHY CAN’T IT BE AUGUST 31 ALREADY?

The Best Songs of 2012: My Take

I’m going to do a one by one, detailed Top 20 starting tomorrow, but for now, here’s a list of ten songs that just barely missed the cut but still deserve the recognition.

"Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

"Madness" by Muse

"Home" by Phillip Phillips

"New York" by Angel Haze

"Bad Religion" by Frank Ocean

"Monotony" by Willis Earl Beal

"Bad Girls" by M.I.A.

"Feed Me Diamonds" by MNDR

"Locked Out of Heaven" by Bruno Mars

"Va Va Voom" by Nicki Minaj

Look for my Top 20 in a little while!