Random happenings of psuedo importance
Reblogged from allycoalition  5 notes

Help us settle something, win a signed FUN. poster, and support LGBTQ youth.

allycoalition:

The Ally Coalition is a non-profit centered in music. Naturally we’re always playing something around the office. We enjoy each other’s musical tastes, but that doesn’t mean we don’t often debate whose playlist skills are best.

Now is time, with your help, to settle the competition

Rules:

  • 4 of our staff members have created a playlist and chosen a local LGBTQ partner organization for whom they are competing.
  • Subscribe to your favorite of our 4 staff Spotify playlists (you’re allowed to choose more than one!)
  • Share the Spotify playlist you followed on Twitter or Instagram under the hashtag #TACify, tagging @AllyCoalition
  • You can enter multiple times. Once per playlist per day.
  • The playlist with the most subscribers wins glory and The Ally Coalition will donate for each follower to the local organization chosen by the winning staff member.
  • TAC will choose one of the posts under the #TACify tag to win a signed FUN. poster! Entry ends 9/12

The playlists can be found on the Ally Coalition Spotify account or at the links below:

Chloe for BAGLY of Boston
Hannah for Just Us @ The Oasis Center of Nashville
Jeb for the Ruth Ellis Center of Detroit
Mike for the Q Center of Portland

Keep an eye next week, we’ll feature each organization and some possible bonus prizes ;)

Y’all. Follow my playlist (or any of them, all of the organizations we’re supporting are incredible)

I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.

But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.

The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.

So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.

By Paul Williams  (via albinwonderland)

Reblogged from micdotcom  78 notes

When Apple introduced the iTunes store in 2003, sales of singles were only a small fraction of record companies’ already declining, post-Napster profits. Flash forward to the present, with 1.259 billion digital tracks sold in 2013, and it’s easy to see why singles tracks dominated discussions about music rather than albums. There’s an even bigger reason the industry gets so focused on songs when the weather gets hot: Albums don’t sell in the summer. So, when the weather gets warm, the song becomes almighty, and labels enter a fierce competition to win the title. By How big business creates the “Song of the Summer” (via policymic)