It’s fresher’s season and a certain writer has some wise words for you on surviving your first year. Please note, the thoughts expressed in this post are strictly those of the author –not Lost in Talent’s.
written by Anonymous
edited by Lost in Talent
Lock your Facebook down.
For some reason, clubs have photographers that document your bad choices (some that may one day ruin your chance at presidency, if that’s your thing) and your friends feel the need to tag you in any and everything. If you have family that you don’t want to offend or think less of you, lock it down. Put the review tags on.
Insure your stuff! People steal, you lose thing when you’re drunk, better to be safe than stuck with a Nokia 300 for a year.
Forget about really owning food. No one cares about who owns what. My advice, make friends with your roommate so you can all share and you don’t get annoyed when someone eats your stuff. Continue reading
After many blank rolls of film, we can finally present the second instalment in our Disposable Dreams series and this one is really something. In this instalment, Irish singer/songwriter, Hannah Peel, brings us along on her writing trip to Los Angeles with her photographs and her musings. If you’d like to be a part of the disposable dreams project, click here for more…
words by Hannah Peel
edited by Lost in Talent
I went to LA equipped with my musical instruments, (a Dave Smith Mopho synth, a Volca beat machine, a mic and my music box) a notepad for lyrics and a national geographic magazine, a disposable camera and a list of ‘how to misuse your disposable camera’ guidelines; I scratched the lens with a nail file, added some rose coloured lip balm and even threw it at walls to give me some double exposures.
I had to hire a car and my publisher gave me one album for my road trip. It was the debut record by Jungle and thus became the soundtrack to my heatwave LA expedition…
Producer, Shepard Sounds brings Lost in Talent an exclusive gem in form of Come Over, an Aaliyah remix from his stash.
I’ve tried my hand at modernizing one of my favorite Aaliyah tracks, Come Over. I have always been a fan of this song (seriously, it’s got to be one of the sexiest tracks of the new millennium). I felt particularly inspired by the lyrical content as I’m currently traveling, and I’ve found myself using some of these lines over the last few weeks. Ladies? Anyway, I dedicate this track to the bae-less, may the odds be ever in your favor as we enter cuffing season. #PumpkinSpiceLatte
Share thoughts on the remix and/or cuffing season stories below.
photo source: Boxx Magazine
In May, during the height of dissertation stress, I stepped outside of my schedule of either being at the library, or sitting in an oversized t-shirt in my flat writing to interview Arc Iris’ front woman, Jocie Adams.
In 2011, driven by her want for “creative freedom”, she released Bed of Notion -it was her first step as a solo artist and one that encouraged the formation of her new band, Arc Iris.
“I had made a record with the cellist [Robin Ryczek] previously,” she says explaining the birth of Arc Iris “and I think we just decided it was an exciting path to follow. So, we started a band.”
That carefree attitude seems to translate into the music too. Their self titled debut, although, steeped in folk tradition has a very varied sound (which she says was “unintentional”) that has a few confused ‘because it can’t be easily categorised’. While Arc Iris was in Manchester, Jocie and I sat at a table much too big for a two and talked about the past, science and the concept of music as a mind opener. Below is chopped and edited transcript of our conversation.
Quick 6 features the answers to six very craft focused questions. Next in the series is young American rapper, Rene Brown. To coincide with the release of her new video, Chasing Dreams (above) -which she says is a “very personal song summing up her feelings and journey pursuing a career in music” -we briefly talked rap with Rene.
Somehow ditching his then girlfriend for Rugby worked in O’Shea’s favour. Five years ago, O’Shea Robertson, not to be confused with Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta thot O’Shea: the model, was scouted on a bus. In the five years since, he has signed with Select Models and walked for fashion houses like Givenchy, Versace and many more. Just before London Collections: Men, O’Shea and I sat at Costa discussing fashion, football and beauty (O’Shea’s skin is flawless). Read a transcript of our conversation below. Continue reading
Usually I steer clear of music reviews because honestly I don’t really see their point. I feel like concert or gig reviews should either be “Really good. He/She is worth seeing.” or “Really shit. Don’t bother wasting your money.” Okay maybe with a list of why, something short and sweet because with music no two shows should have the same energy or be completely the same -no matter how choreographed or organised a show.
Anyway, here is a show review on Charlotte O.C. who I saw play at the Sebright Arms. (I think it’s important to note that I’m really only writing this review because I didn’t want the photos I took during show to just sit on my laptop.) Continue reading