I am a child of the Golden Age of Hip Hop, which most would argue is the late 80s and early 90s. Many believe this time represents the golden age due to the evolution of lyrical content and delivery. Additionally, the musical styles and the artists that used them became more diverse. Another significant factor was the upgraded use of sampling. My favorite production team during this time was The Bomb Squad comprised of Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, Chuck D. and Eric Sadler. This team powered the sound of Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and many others. They were one of the first to utilize multiple samples in a song. This is the period that I fell in love with Hip Hop.
When one thinks of the history of the solid body electric guitar, Gibson is one of the first and most important brands that comes to mind. While guitars such as the Les Paul, SG Flying V, Explorer and Firebird were wildly successful either initially or eventually, Gibson also produced many guitars that are not as well remembered.
Growing up I knew music was something that made me feel different. When I was sad music made me feel good, when I was mad music understood my anger, when I was happy music basically told me to keep it up. Music can give me the best chills, and it can make me cry like a baby. It wasn't until I was a senior in high school that I learned where I belonged. The first time my friends and I ventured off to Warped Tour, we were in this magical world, and since then I have discovered so many of my favorite bands, bands who have gotten me through depression, hopelessness, anxiety, everything in the book.
Boyhood was 12 years in the making. Imagine embarking on a film project that adheres to the pace of real life, while actually holding onto all the actors through their own travails. Kudos are certainly warranted for Richard Linklater and a coming of age cast in for the long haul. Still, I hated this movie.