Taylor Swift is infamous for writing songs about her past relationships, and although she rarely admits who each song is about, it was obvious that "Dear John" was about her brief relationship with sing-songwriter John Mayer. It wasn't exactly complimentary either, with Swift singing, "Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone / Don't think I was too young to be messed with?"
Mayer wasn't a fan of the lyrics; he declared himself "humiliated," saying, "It made me feel terrible, because I didn't deserve it. I'm pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do." To make things worse for John, Taylor didn't warn him that she'd written the song, so he was completely blindsided!
Ten million meals starts with fifty stylish products. In a partnership that will help put food in the hands of starving children all around the world, the Feed USA + Target collection will launch on Sunday, June 30th and will donate a portion of its proceeds toward those in need.
FEED USA is an organization that was co-founded by designer Lauren Bush Lauren to help raise funds for the United Nations World Food Programme's School Feeding efforts. This new retail partnership with Target will be a limited time offer to benefit Feeding America and will feature fifty different products that they expect will help fund ten million meals for children in need. One way they have helped raise funds for their project in the past was by opening a retail partnership called FEED partner which, as of 2011, has helped FEED provide 60 million meals to school children in developing countries.
Tradition and modernity collide with Hackett London's 2014 Spring Menswear line. Debuting just last evening on the London catwalk, this innovative mix of flare and sophistication has already achieved the fashion police’s utmost nod of approval. Inspired by Sixties jet-setters with shades of Frank Sinatra, Jeremy Hackett projects the culture of British elitism and old Hollywood with classic tweed, linen, and wide-rim fedoras.
Slip on your Mars Investigation shirts, Marshmallows! The Veronica Mars movie, famously the most-backed project in Kickstarter history, with a record-shattering 91,585 donors, has just begun filming, and the cast and creators have the pictures to prove it! The project originally set its goal at $2 million, which would allow creator Rob Thomas to produce the film, but fans came through and donated $5,702,153. The Veronica Mars series ran from 2004 to 2007 and starred Kristen Bell as the titular role. The show helped launch the actress's career, and Bell has never been quiet about her love of the series; she was a huge proponent of getting the film made!
Just two days after sitting down with emerging star, Topher Jones, we managed to catch an interview with Tritonal at Made Event's Bingo Beach at Governor's Island. The show obviously headlined Bingo Players, but accompanying him (Paul was unable to be at this event due to health reasons) were Bassjackers, Tritonal, and Majk. Chad is super outgoing while Dave is reserved, like me, but we were able to keep a great conversation going in the green room about 45 minutes after their set. There was definitely a lot to talk about, as 2013 has been a year of change—new tour, new management, new logo, etc. The trance duo we know and love had a lot to share with us on Sunday, and Tritonians can expect many good things from them in the near future.
Sultan & Ned Shepard will be coming to Pacha this Friday, June 21st, along with Hook N' Sling (yup, the guy that helped produce the hit, "Take You Higher"). We were so excited that we couldn't wait to interview them at the venue, so here is an anticipatory pre-show interview! Together they have produced a number of tracks, such as "Walls," "Call My Name," and "In the Air." These guys are also repsonsibile for that amazing remix of Kaskade's "Fire in Your New Shoes" and more recently, of Bruno Mars' "Locked out of Heaven." You can either purchase tickets or get on the guestlist for $10 admission before midnight (21+ only, 19+ reduced).
Reports say that more Charlie Sheen-related drama is brewing! The actor, who was famously fired from his gig on Two and a Half Men, is reportedly "at war" with co-star Selma Blair. The rumor is that Selma complained to Anger Management executives that Charlie was a pain to work with. He supposedly doesn't show up on time to set and his work ethic leaves something to be desired. Surprisingly, his notoriously bad temper wasn't mentioned!
If you’ve ever listened to Gareth Emery’s sets, chances are pretty likely that you’ve already heard Topher Jones’ music, but never knew who he was. Jones is best known for his records, “Brohammer” and “Hello Chicago.” In fact, he just released his festival mix of “Hello Chiacgo" on Beatport about a week ago, which is now #79—check it out here! We talked to Topher over the weekend before his show at Stage 48 in New York, and not only is he on our ‘up-and-coming artist’ watch list, but he’s also the sweetest guy ever. Jones was a pleasure to talk to and this interview gives some insight as to who he is and why we should listen to his music. If you like what you see below, be sure to listen to his Soundcloud and catch Topher and Tritonal as they begin their Metamorphic Tour in July.
On June 11, 2013, Scottish electronic duo Boards of Canada released their fourth studio full-length onto US soil. After eight long years, the now ironically titled Tomorrow's Harvesthas hit our ears and it couldn't have come soon enough. Boards of Canada is kind of like the Daft Punk of the experimental scene; a mysterious duo (sans masks) who oftentimes provide little information or insight into their current state of production. Similar to the French house legends, they've also had the tendency to avoid interviews over the years, as well general spotlight on a personal level, and thoroughly enjoy teasing the living hell out of us. Seriously, who else would allow fans to hear their album two weeks early, if only they could use geographic coordinates to find speakers set up in the middle of the California desert? Luckily, for our ears' sake, the game-playing this go around was not for nought.
Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican supermodel and well-known fashionista, has been enlisted for one of H&M’s many style books this season. Joining top names such as Beyonce and Gisele Bundchen, Joan Smalls is fronting the ‘Romantic Edge’ campaign which is jam-packed with lovely summer looks that you will love.
The Style Book features mostly black and whites, with patterns ranging from classic polka dots to edgy graphics. Styles also range from casual denim to feminine sheer, perfect for a day in the summer heat.
Armin van Buuren posted on Facebook Saturday that he will be traveling to space in 2014, thanks to SXC. As one of the “Founder Astronauts,” this is a huge honor for Armin. Only 100 people have the priviledge to be part of this program, and founders will make the very first flights into space. van Buuren will partake in multiple training sessions to prepare him for his adventure, and hopefully we’ll see “A State of Space” broadcast next year on SiriusXM.