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About: Another music writer with a lot of opinions. This is an archive of my articles and music happenings, as well as musings and music news.
hierica:

Last month I decided to get off my ass and start my PR company, Harlow Media Group. I moved here 5 years ago trying to work in music PR, so essentially I just took the first step to creating my dream and making it happen. You can Like it (and support me)on Facebook here, and follow it on twitter here. I would sincerely appreciate it.
This has by far been the scariest thing I’ve done but I hope this inspires someone to just take the jump and do what they wanted to. Coming from primarily a music writing background, I have a lot of people in the industry I’ve pissed off by denying their advances and going my own way. Knowing for a fact that there are people out there that want to see me fail at this is pretty bittersweet; it’s good motivation to keep going and prove them wrong, and it’s worrisome. I’ll be honest.
That being said, I have experience in this and I’ve done this for over 10 years DIY on top if it. This is the only thing I know how to do, and I’ve already made pretty big headway with it. It’s constant work on top of my other two jobs but to see results already is amazing. 
If you want to do something you’re passionate about, just do it. Anyone who can’t support someone following their dreams has issues of their own. Ignore the noise.

hierica:

Last month I decided to get off my ass and start my PR company, Harlow Media Group. I moved here 5 years ago trying to work in music PR, so essentially I just took the first step to creating my dream and making it happen. You can Like it (and support me)on Facebook here, and follow it on twitter here. I would sincerely appreciate it.

This has by far been the scariest thing I’ve done but I hope this inspires someone to just take the jump and do what they wanted to. Coming from primarily a music writing background, I have a lot of people in the industry I’ve pissed off by denying their advances and going my own way. Knowing for a fact that there are people out there that want to see me fail at this is pretty bittersweet; it’s good motivation to keep going and prove them wrong, and it’s worrisome. I’ll be honest.

That being said, I have experience in this and I’ve done this for over 10 years DIY on top if it. This is the only thing I know how to do, and I’ve already made pretty big headway with it. It’s constant work on top of my other two jobs but to see results already is amazing. 

If you want to do something you’re passionate about, just do it. Anyone who can’t support someone following their dreams has issues of their own. Ignore the noise.

hierica:

Last month I decided to get off my ass and start my PR company, Harlow Media Group. I moved here 5 years ago trying to work in music PR, so essentially I just took the first step to creating my dream and making it happen. You can Like it (and support me)on Facebook here, and follow it on twitter here. I would sincerely appreciate it.
This has by far been the scariest thing I’ve done but I hope this inspires someone to just take the jump and do what they wanted to. Coming from primarily a music writing background, I have a lot of people in the industry I’ve pissed off by denying their advances and going my own way. Knowing for a fact that there are people out there that want to see me fail at this is pretty bittersweet; it’s good motivation to keep going and prove them wrong, and it’s worrisome. I’ll be honest.
That being said, I have experience in this and I’ve done this for over 10 years DIY on top if it. This is the only thing I know how to do, and I’ve already made pretty big headway with it. It’s constant work on top of my other two jobs but to see results already is amazing. 
If you want to do something you’re passionate about, just do it. Anyone who can’t support someone following their dreams has issues of their own. Ignore the noise.

Reblogging myself. Support DIY. Also, I am fairly certain I’m on my death bed and coughing up my inner organs so it would be nice to go out while seeing my company get promoted. Thanks everyone :*

hierica:

Last month I decided to get off my ass and start my PR company, Harlow Media Group. I moved here 5 years ago trying to work in music PR, so essentially I just took the first step to creating my dream and making it happen. You can Like it (and support me)on Facebook here, and follow it on twitter here. I would sincerely appreciate it.

This has by far been the scariest thing I’ve done but I hope this inspires someone to just take the jump and do what they wanted to. Coming from primarily a music writing background, I have a lot of people in the industry I’ve pissed off by denying their advances and going my own way. Knowing for a fact that there are people out there that want to see me fail at this is pretty bittersweet; it’s good motivation to keep going and prove them wrong, and it’s worrisome. I’ll be honest.

That being said, I have experience in this and I’ve done this for over 10 years DIY on top if it. This is the only thing I know how to do, and I’ve already made pretty big headway with it. It’s constant work on top of my other two jobs but to see results already is amazing. 

If you want to do something you’re passionate about, just do it. Anyone who can’t support someone following their dreams has issues of their own. Ignore the noise.

Reblogging myself. Support DIY. Also, I am fairly certain I’m on my death bed and coughing up my inner organs so it would be nice to go out while seeing my company get promoted. Thanks everyone :*

Review: The Used at Irving Plaza

My review is up of The Used at Irving this past week. Stay tuned for my interview with Quinn!

Also, it needs to be said that when I was 13 I told myself I would have made it as a music writer if I could interview The Used. Their self-titled had just came out and they were huge. Ten years later, it happened. While I haven’t quite ‘made it’ yet and I’m not as big of a fan as I was back then, it was still pretty monumental for me to see a band that influenced me the way they had. Also, some of the nicest guys in the world. Newer bands should take note.

lamentedejoe asked: Hey do you do music submissions?

Sure thing! Any submissions can be sent through my ask box. :)

Obsessed with this dude over here. So talented. He’s playing this Tuesday in NYC! 
Listen to him here: http://jesseruben.com/jesseruben/music
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And nope, he has nothing to do with this post. I just need to share good music because it’s so rare these days, and new artists should be supported.

Obsessed with this dude over here. So talented. He’s playing this Tuesday in NYC! 

Listen to him here: http://jesseruben.com/jesseruben/music

Show info

And nope, he has nothing to do with this post. I just need to share good music because it’s so rare these days, and new artists should be supported.

youpatrickstumpedme-deactivated asked: Can you ask The Used if they'll be doing any meet and greet type things on Warped Tour?

Asked tonight! :) thanks for submitting!

I’m interviewing The Used tomorrow. If you have any questions you want ask, submit them in my inbox :)

I’m interviewing The Used tomorrow. If you have any questions you want ask, submit them in my inbox :)

Saddest Songs Ever Written

Ah, those songs that just fit rainy days and quiet nights.

If you need to let some sobbing out, kindly tune into these gems:

  • Simon & Garfunkel - Kathy’s Song
  • The Format - On Your Porch
  • The Weakerthans - Left & Leaving
  • Manchester Orchestra - Sleeper 1972
  • Maria Taylor - Two of Those Too
  • Tegan & Sara - I Can’t Take It
  • Tegan & Sara - Call it Off
  • Stars - Tonight
  • Azure Ray - Sleep
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
  • The Decemberists - On the Bus Mall
  • Bright Eyes - Poison Oak
  • Owen - Bed Abuse
  • Copeland - California
  • The Good Life - Inmates
  • The Good Life - You Don’t Feel Like Home To Me
  • Emily Haines - Crowd Surf off a Cliff
  • Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s - A Light on A Hill
  • The Weepies - World Spins Madly On

What are some of the saddest songs you know?

Never Shout Never, Seriously

Review of Never Shout Never’s show at Gramercy Theatre last week. Really, this article is just about how it feels to be of drinking age in a sea of people who got dropped off by mom and dad. 

I kid (well, not really), for what it’s worth Chris Drew is talented. And such a jewel for record labels.

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