Here at Flavorwire, we’re constantly fascinated by the creative process and what drives people to be artists. In the past, we’ve looked into musicians discussing their songwriting process, and we’re similarly interested in what drives people to start creating in the first place. We’ve delved around and come up with a selection of quotes from our favorite musicians about how they got started on music, why it is they do what they do, and/or what they’re hoping to achieve with the creation of their art. The results are both revealing and fascinating.… Read More
Ariel Pink’s new album Mature Themes is out this week, and it’s as strange and idiosyncratic as ever, mixing killer pop songs and curious whimsy in roughly equal measures. Pink’s more pop-tastic moment have always led us to think that somewhere inside him was/is a huge international pop star just waiting to get out. (Whether Pink is inclined to let this inner pop star out is, of course, another matter entirely.) Anyway, either way, hearing Mature Themes got us thinking about other indie types who, in an ideal world, could/should be chart-destroying megastars. The lines are blurrier than ever these days, of course, and there have been plenty of genuine crossover acts drawn from the ranks of the indie world, if that term even means anything in 2012 — M83, Feist, even (whisper it quietly) Bon Iver. Who might be next? Read on. … Read More
We sighed when Britney Spears considered a clothing line for Ed Hardy, but we weren’t exactly surprised. We were confused when Avril Lavigne forced her love of ties and “punk rock” skull imagery upon us with her line, Abbey Dawn, but it was quickly relegated to the sales rack at Kohl’s. Amy Winehouse’s line for PPQ, thankfully, never even got off the ground. This, however, is just too much: Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has launched Clandestine Industries, a “fashion line” that appears to consist of Louis Vuitton knockoff hoodies and T-shirts adorned with bulbous anime characters. Oh, and a haute couture straight jacket and Jason mask worn by the designer himself at a recent runway presentation.
After reflecting on that for a moment, we decided that it’s time to pay tribute to the musical artists whose real flair for fashion in everyday life would actually be sure to create some kick-ass couture. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we listened to seven mintues of Harold Ramis talking about Ghostbusters 3. We found out how hard porn screenwriters work. We felt sorry for Michael Jackson’s brain. We fought over who are the greatest TV characters. We were frightened by the trailer for Peter Jackson’s District 9… Read More