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Christopher, 23, part-time college student, full time lover of music, literature, art, films, poetry, history and all creativity under the sun. Let's have a chat shall we?


My latest album review, in which I cover the brand new debut collaboration from you+me, entitled “Rose Ave”. This is of course the meshing of Alecia Moore (AKA Pink) with Dallas Green (AKA City & Colour), and it is a goddamn fine one at that. 


I have two floor tickets to Ryan Adams at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for 11/22 that I need to get rid of. Selling them for face value with stupid ticketmaster fees. Comes out to $65 each. Please let me know if you or anyone you know might be interested. Thanks! :)

Hey folks, I know I have some fellow Ryan Adams fans following me here on Tumblr, and it would SO cool if you could help this lovely lady out with buying these if you happen to be in NYC in November. Or even if you aren’t, it would be worth the trip!

Mainly because there are a few things I can promise, and they are as follows. 

1. Ryan is one hell of a performer, and from everything I’ve heard of his new band (as well as what I’ve heard about this venue) it promises to be a RIDICULOUSLY good show. Ridiculous. 

2. New York City in the fall to see cool music. Need I say more?

3. If you were even thinking about going to this show, instead of the horrible bane of existence that is Ticketmaster you could interact with an actual human who DOESN’T want to crush you in costs for loving music. Plus she’s quite easy on the eyes if I do say so myself. 

So send her a direct message if interested, or pass it along to any other Ryan fans out there! Or better yet, go discover his music for yourself and MAYBE this could be the next great musical experience of your existence. 

I don’t often make guarantees, but I can guarantee it! 

"Sonic Highways" Equals Highway Robbery for Music Fans


And just so I don’t forget, this is the text post sequel of sorts to the Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” mention in that aforementioned Youtube vid of mine. Let’s just say I picked up a bit more info on how to buy it, AND I wasn’t pleased with what I found…. 

The Vinyl Corner


Got some more new and fun stuff up on my Youtube page lately, with some previews of singles from The Lone Bellow (with “Then Came The Morning”) as well as Butch Walker (with “Chrissie Hynde”), in addition to a new album review for Weezer and “Everything Will Be Alright In The End” AND my early take on the Foo Fighters and “Sonic Highways”. 

Lots to check out and more soon! 





Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

My brother is looking into this. So happy

(via playiiingwithfire)