Showing posts with label rants and raves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rants and raves. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Iggy Pop Goes Topless in H&M's 'Close the Loop' Campaign Video

Iggy Pop and others cameo in the promo video for H&M's global recycling initiative.

Iggy Pop makes a cameo in the recent H&M promotional video highlighting the Swedish retail-clothing company's global recycling campaign ‘Close the Loop: The Garment Collecting Program’.

The advertisement promotes making and breaking the rules of fashion trends and faux pas in an effort to recycle your clothing and to not let fashion go to waste.

After you’ve worn your clothes in every possible combination and are ready to move on, consumers are instructed to leave their unwanted clothes—regardless of their brand or condition—in the garment collecting boxes at your local H&M store. The clothes are then taken to a processing plant, where they're sorted and graded into three categories: rewear, reuse and recycle. Find an H&M near you.

The initiative comes months after H&M, along with other inexpensive fashion retailers, were featured in a social awareness documentary entitled ‘The True Cost’ by Andrew Morgan (available to watch on Netflix), that exposes and examines fast fashion’s high demand and negative impact on society and the environment from the roughly 40 million garment workers in the developing countries to the more than 11 million tons of textile waste discarded from the U.S. alone.

“When everything is concentrated on making profits, what you see is that human rights, the environment, workers’ rights get lost,” states the documentary.

Watch both trailers below.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Heart Belongs to the Boston Music Scene

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Shoe string guitar straps, punks playing violin, $4 Coors Lights and impromptu sing-alongs. Kids, this is what I live for. The Clear Channels and the big box stores can have their corporate recommended listens and curated compilations; I’ll take my music genuine.

The streets they’re singing about? You’ve walked on them. The bars you frequent? They’re drinking there with you. This show tonight? This show is happening for you.

Every day you support local music, you grow closer to a community, its people, its quirks and inside jokes. Its struggles. Its inspiration. The humble camaraderie. And the savvy ambition of a person who never gives up. By a steady amount or observation you begin to realize everyone around you is drunk off of passion, respect and gratitude. This is the scene. You can go to any no name place in any town, buy a drink and have no purpose. These venues have purpose, you have purpose. If you just show up.

Everything is better in person. Just go to a show.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

The BMAs Repsond to Your Bitching

The BMAs responded to what Vanyaland states as "a shitshow" of "bitching" in the most graceful way they know how, defensive sarcasm.

Jeez. It's difficult to believe that there isn't a single PR agent among the 300 "Academy" members. Maybe someone should invest in publicity training. Don't worry, we'll pass the hat.

Find the full BMA response on

Read Bishop And Rook's take on the 2013 BMAs.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Boston Music Awards Continues to Praise Established Bands

The Boston Music Awards announced the 2013 nominees this week.
Proposing that the Dropkick Murphys and Amanda Palmer be nominated a combined fifteen times in the last four years speaks volumes about one’s knowledge of the Boston music scene.

Monday, May 13, 2013

PSA - Always Wear Earplugs

No band is worth losing your hearing over. A package of earplugs cost less than $5 and can be found in the first aid isle of pharmacies. Individual pairs are typically sold at venues and bars. Enjoy music responsibly.

Monday, August 20, 2012

You Are Now Listening To...

Hey man, can I make a request? As Boston says "goodbye" to a great alternative rock station, 101.7 WFNX, the airwaves seem distinctively clear (channel). While I'm so very glad that you can get your daily dose of Rihanna, Coldplay, and Nickleback...what about the rest of us who crave real, meaningful music? New sounds and artists? The vibes of our local scene? I can truthfully say that I have been educated in the school of rock by some of the hardest working outlets around, independent radio stations.

KSJS San Jose State University via Spinning Indie

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