Posts Tagged ‘editorial’

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – We all have pet peeves; some people’s lists are just longer than others. Now, I understand this might make me sound aged, but there are only a few things I find more agitating than a loud listener. If you’re the kind of person who blasts a car stereo at an ear-splitting volume, or walks ar…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – Hipster – www.modaddiction.net © DR “If you’re from Texas then you probably ride a horse to school and listen to country music.” No, no I don’t. In fact, I do neither.  I’ve lost count of how many times “foreigners” have asked me if it’s true that Texans ride horses to school. It boggles m…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – The annual South By Southwest Music Festival is just around the corner, and I find it important to reflect on just how awesome it is that thousands come together to celebrate music. Festivals like SXSW, Austin City Limits, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and hundreds of others; are powerful forces th…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – American recording artist and producer Butch Walker wrote, “Your youth is the most important thing you will ever have. It’s when you will connect to music like a primal urge, and the memories attached to the songs will never leave you…Keep every note, mix tape, concert ticket stub, and mem…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – Artists often belittle the effect they have on their fans. Other than U2, who supports the fight to end AIDS, are there any other prominent musicians dedicated to a cause? While people might think politicians have a greater impact on change, I believe musicians outweigh them. Representativ…

– Words by Michal Elizabeth Smith // Illustration by Gunter Rubin – We have mastered the art of judgment. We form unfair opinions about others based upon little information, such as a tweet, short conversation, or published article. Whether these opinions are positive or negative, we cling to them because it makes us f…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – We have a rotten habit of neglecting local music. The variety of music available to us is limitless, yet we only accept what new and popular music is thrown at us by commercial means. Rarely do people actively search for artists on their own anymore. The local music scene is a cornucopia o…

– By Michal Elizabeth Smith – My jaw dropped as I filled out the credit card info to purchase concert tickets for the upcoming, Monumentour, featuring New Politics, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore. The final cost read, “$168.50,” for two tickets. Who has the audacity to charge 80 dollars per ticket for general admission bef…