Sustainable Fashion

Many of my future blog posts and topics of discussion will center around environmentalism and actions that can help lessen your ecological footprint. A main area of interest for me is sustainable fashion and ethical clothing production. I first realized the gravity of the fast fashion phenomenon after watching The True Cost on Netflix where they discuss the terrible economic, environmental and health consequences of … Continue reading Sustainable Fashion

Music and Musicians of the Civil Rights Movement

On January 15th we celebrate the Birthday of one of the most influential non-violent civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. The non-violent activism Martin Luther King Jr. spear-headed in the mid 50’s, and 60’s played a large role in ending legal segregation of African American citizens in the South. Martin Luther King Jr.’s movement was a nonviolent one, relying on marches, boycotts, and large … Continue reading Music and Musicians of the Civil Rights Movement

5 of André 3000’s best features

André 3000 is an artist that needs no introduction. From his times in the Dungeon family, to working with Organized Noize in the creation of Outkast, André 3000 has become famous for his signature style as an artist. His knack for story-telling in his verses has made him an unstoppable force in the music world, and even leads to him being referred to as the … Continue reading 5 of André 3000’s best features

Urban Artist Profile – ‘Premonition’ by Reginald Sylvester II

Pre·mo·ni·tion a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant. In his newest installation, ‘Premonition‘, artist Reginald Sylvester II paints a bright abstract of his dreams. “Soul driven works…that stream from my unconscious” Sylvester states. Sylvester’s paintings, though all thought provoking and different, share similar themes throughout. What are Sylvester’s inner premonitions? Is he outright telling us, or allowing the us to feel … Continue reading Urban Artist Profile – ‘Premonition’ by Reginald Sylvester II

Band Locally – Profiles on four local Austin bands

I hail from Austin, Texas. That’s right, live music capital of the nation! (Take that Nashville) Anyways, in this magical, musically inclined city, we start each New Year with FREE WEEK. That’s right, free shows by local bands all week long! In this post I will be reporting on four bands I saw this weekend, that are definitely worth checking out. I have also created … Continue reading Band Locally – Profiles on four local Austin bands

English Major 101: Analyzing SZA’s ‘Doves in the Wind’ as poetry

In today’s post I will be analyzing the song ‘Doves In The Wind’ as I would a poem. This song is extremely powerful, as is SZA’s whole album. Remeber there are no right or wrong answer when analyzing artists works, just different interpretations. These are my **personal** interpretations of what I think the lyrics mean, feel free to comment and let me know what you … Continue reading English Major 101: Analyzing SZA’s ‘Doves in the Wind’ as poetry

French Minimalism: I’m getting rid of all my clothing

We all had our fun on New Years Eve, whether you remember it or not, but it’s time to get serious. That’s right, I’m talking New Year’s Resolutions serious. Oh, New Years resolution, how quickly you are forgotten and doomed to the graveyard of resolutions past. This year let’s make our New Year’s resolutions to say fuck it to short term trendy New Year’s Resolutions. … Continue reading French Minimalism: I’m getting rid of all my clothing