The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Other Finds | Posted on 08-05-2009

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perks2The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a cult coming of age book written by Stephen Chbosky published in 1999. It’s definitely among my favourite books of all time and I wish I’d discovered it earlier in my life. It’s the story of a 15/16 year old boy during his first year of high school. 

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is written in an interesting format in that it is made up of a series of letters written by an anonymous boy to an anonymous reader. The book opens with this…

 

Mars Argo

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 02-05-2009

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Mars ArgoMars Argo are a duo. The two members, Mars Argo and Titanic Sinclair first met online and later moved to Chicago. They’re currently recording an album and they’ve already 
got a few great tracks on their muxtape page. The songs have a comfortably morose sound. Mars Argo also run an interesting blog called grocerybag.tv where they post their 
videos and pictures.

http://marsargo.muxtape.com

Paul Dateh

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 12-04-2009

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Paul DatehOriginally Paul Dateh was only supposed to be a violinist. Beginning his violin studies at the age of four, it seemed that Dateh’s future in the classical industry was set in stone. But, on his first day at The University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Dateh suddenly dropped his major in Violin Performance and enrolled in the Jazz Studies program instead. The move shocked his colleagues as it was hard to understand why anyone would walk away from fourteen years of classical training to begin learning an entirely new music discipline. But, Dateh knew that he wanted to be more than just a classical musician; his goal was to become a musician, in every possible way.



Hip Hop Violin feat. Inka One -Paul Dateh

Today, as a singer, an award-winning songwriter, and an instrumentalist, it would appear that Dateh is on track to achieving his goal. His work can be heard on releases by various artists within both mainstream and underground hip hop circles, and he can currently be seen performing throughout the United States and the world.

Anamanaguchi

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 07-04-2009

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AnamanaguchiAnamanaguchi is 8bit with a difference; they’re actually very good. A gem from muxtape.com, Anamanaguchi are NY based and mix sweet 8bit sounds with drums and guitars. The debut EP ‘Power Supply’ was released in 2006 and ‘Dawn Metropolis’ was released in early 2009, both featuring 7 tracks of chip-tune goodness. They’re definitely worth a listen even if you didn’t think much of 8bit previously. 

http://anamanaguchi.muxtape.com/