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Happy 2nd Birthday, SHH!

19 Aug

2nd Birthday

Two years ago today I founded The Self-Hating Hipster with the pie-eyed intent of writing bi-weekly special interest pieces on topics as diverse as craft beer to krautrock.  I will be the first to admit that Continue reading

Frumpy Cat #2

24 Jun

Powee and I have been listening to an awful lot of Disclosure lately.  The debut album, Settle, should ship from Amazon tomorrow.  Unfortunately, I’ve been infected with restless, acute viral nasopharyngitis and it’s manifested with snot-rags and an inability to dance.   Continue reading

RIP Joel Burrows

30 Oct

Multi-instrumentalist Joel Burrows, most famous for his work done with The Minders and The Thermals passed away yesterday.   Continue reading

The SHH’s Recommendations for a Night on the Town in Albany, NY

27 Sep

The premise of this article: a friend from college reached out to me, an Albanian (the capital of New York, not south of Kosovo), for ideas/suggestions for plans if he was to meet a lady friend Continue reading

Plants and Animals on The End of That

27 Sep

Interview originally posted on Pop ‘stache.

Plants and Animals, the Montreal three-piece of Warren Spicer Continue reading

RIP Special Agent Seagate

6 Sep

Life is filled with stress and many of life’s most stressful moments are a result of the loss of loved ones – the loss of a spouse, the loss of a parent, the loss of a child, the loss of Continue reading

Happy Birthday, SHH!

19 Aug

I can hardly believe it, but the Self-Hating Hipster has been up and running for a year now. It seems like just last week Continue reading

RIP Bill Doss

2 Aug

Yesterday Bill Doss passed away at the age of 43.  Doss was a co-founder of The Elephant Six Recording Company which championed the American neo-psychedelic resurgence in bands like The Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal and Doss’ own band, The Olivia Tremor Control.  Doss is mourned Continue reading

Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

24 Jul

The long awaited solo effort from the silky-voiced Frank Ocean was big enough.  Add to the fever his announcement/note/whatever it was that Frank once loved (like, love loved) another man changed this from a record release, to a seismic shift in macho hip-hop culture, not to mention giving his crew, Odd Future, a new air of legitimacy and complexity in the face of all their blatant gay-bashing.

Somehow, lost in all of this, was the record. Ocean’s first release “Novacaine” left many wanting more, including Jay-Z and Kanye West.  Ocean would be tapped to sing the refrain on both “Made it in America,” and “No Church in the Wild” on the duo’s epic collaboration Watch the Throne. He would release two more singles, “Swim Good” and “Thinkin’ Bout You,” the latter being the lead track to his major label debut, Channel Orange. Continue reading

American Imported Swedish Vodka

4 Jul

As some of you may or may not know, my birthday happens to coincide with America’s: the 4th of July.  You may have also noticed that there are longer gaps in between my posts.  I have been working more and writing less.  My apologies.  My sincerest apologies if you look to my website for regular, entertaining material. Continue reading