Posts Tagged ‘Music Column’

Hoopla Hooper: Cienna Wills

Writer's Delight

I’ve often asked myself why I write and and I’ve never really come up with an answer. It’s like when a girl asks her boyfriend why he loves her. She usually gets the expected answer “I just do.” You can’t really argue with that. Writing has always been a part of my life. It helped me deal with the sometimes hectic experiences of high school peer pressure. Even though all my friends thought I was a “stoner,” I had never drunk a beer or smoked a joint until I became an adult. After school activities included going straight home, listening to the radio and writing before bed, whether it’d be a journal entry, a poem, or short story. As this pattern continued, it became apparent that music was the biggest influence in my writing. Around this time I started reading rock magazines “Rolling Stone” and now defunct “Circus.”

Hoopla Hooper: Brian Pennington

This Beat is Mine

The history of New York City’s nightlife stretches back to the origins of most modern forms of music, including dance music. New York is a melting pot of cultures that has given birth to countless genres and subgenres of dance music. Its 2010 incarnation is just as varied and influential as ever. Even though America does not pride itself on all-night dance parties as the rest of the world, New York’s club culture centers squarely in the center of American nightlife.