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Underworld & Iggy Pop - Teatime Dub Encounters. Caroline Intl 2018

30-Aug-18 | Categories: music | Tags: iggypop, underworld, yourprivateradio

It’s fucked. It’s weird. It’s fucking weird. Put two groups in the same room together, but let them keep their styles without compromise. Teatime Dub Encounters sounds like an after the after-party, late night rager session between friends that picked up some new electronic equipment. Your parents are yelling down in the basement, “It’s fucking 4 in the morning! Shut that shit off before I come down there and smash everything over your fucking heads!” And that’s why it’s good. They let go. Fully. Shouldn’t you? It’s time to get wasted, grab a mic (that’s not connected to anything) in one hand, a bottle of Jack in the other, and jump all over your couches like the wild unleashed animal you are!

Pitchfork 4.7 | Metacritic 65 | CoS C- | Drowned In Sound 8/10 | Guardian 3/5

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28-May-18 | Categories: music | Tags: do303, dostuff, yourprivateradio, freeshows, shows, concerts, skatingpolly, charlybliss

Sign of things to come! Read more >

10-Mar-18 | Categories: education | Tags: jessicalahey, sxswedu, yourprivateradio

In her closing keynote, Jessica spoke about autonomy, competence, and connection as a three way approach to development and achieving "flow". She addresses how parents and teachers need to allow for these experiences to enter children's lives regularly.

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28-Jan-18 | Categories: music | Tags: poliça, yourprivateradio

Here is my transcription of the clap sequence for: Poliça - Someway. It's been hard for me to remember and repeat the three bar phrase while just clapping. So, I had to write it down in order to get it and keep it going. Read more >

20-Jan-18 | Categories: music | Tags: bully, subpop, subpoprecords, yourprivateradio

Real. Loud. Raw. Real Loud, Real Raw, and Really Real. Bully's "Losing" is out on Sub Pop records. Its driving, wall-of-sound feel will keep your memory fresh of how good things can be when you finally pull off something big. When it takes so many times failing before finding success, you know it's worth it. Losing feels like something that should be the soundtrack to an entire skate video, played very loud. And you can pick it up while waiting for your flight out of SEA back to BNA and Two Rivers park.

Pitchfork 7.2 | Metacritic 74 | CoS B- | NME 4/5 | Rolling Stone 3.5/5 | DIY 4/5

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Bully - Losing. Sub Pop 2017

15-Jan-18 | Categories: music | Tags: wolfalice, dirtyhitrecords, yourprivateradio

I'm late to the game. Wolf Alice has been playing and touring for quite some time. I've passed them by thinking it's that band that came up on my radar now and again that I can't remember the name of - something "wolf" in it?... Wolf Parade? Wolfmother? Fucking idiot. I'm sure all these bands would be equally ready to make me bite the curb in order to remember their names printed on the disc spines. Wolf Alice is the shark waiting in the murky pool of indie of music. Just enough pop to lure you close to the edge. You can't see what's in the water, so you get down on your chest for a closer look. And while smiling at your own reflection, the shark comes up and bites your fucking head off.

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Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool. Dirty Hit Records, 2015

03-Jan-18 | Categories: sport | Tags: strava, garmin, running


07-Nov-17 | Categories: shows | Tags: worriers, thinlips, cheapperfume, lawsuitmodels

Worriers have been on my list for a long time and have frequently popped up on various playlists. When I heard that they were coming to town (and for $10), I thought, "Fucking finally! A show worth seeing in Denver for cheap at a smaller venue was one not to be missed."

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09-May-17 | Categories: music | Tags: clockwork, musicmachine, wintergatan

10-May-17 | Categories: music | Tags: beggars, fuckedup, queenofhearts

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22-Jul-15 | Categories: climbing, news | Tags: 10rules, 10rulesofclimbing, climbing, climbinglife, climbstrong, loveclimbing

#1 – Fun is number 1!

If you’re not having fun, stop. Even in the training. You need to make sure that even through the work, the want, the will, the fight, you are having fun.

#2 – Just be you.

Remember why you climb. You’re doing this for you. No one else. When you’re up there on the sharp end and seconds seem like hours. When you are outside, just to be outside. Climb because you want to and not because you’re trying to be someone or something else. Do what you want and love doing it.

#3 – Safety third.

We know that it’s always in the forefront of our minds. So keep it there. Don’t let it be the first thing and get in the way of having fun, trying hard, and sending. But always keep it in your top 3. Your top 3 are all equals. They’re just ordered this way.

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06-Oct-13 | Categories: music | Tags: halfmoonrun, yourprivateradio

Here is my transcription of the clap sequence for: Half Moon Run - Call Me In The Afternoon.

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