Julian Casablancas with a solo single released after his solo album was cover of a Saturday Night Live written by Jimmy Fallen "I Wish it was Christmas Today"

Julian Casablancas with a solo single released after his solo album. It was cover of a Saturday Night Live written by Jimmy Fallen “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

Julian Casablancas dot Com

This is the website of my favorite singer/songwriter and one of the most important figures in Indie music.
He is the lead singer of The Strokes.
The creator of Cult Records.
Has his own solo career.
Has done collaborations with The Lonely Island, Danger Mouse, Daft Punk, and Regina Spektor to name a few.
I’d recommend you keep tabs on this gentleman, if you care about Indie.

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Indie blogging is great

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I have enjoyed Indie blogging. I actually find it to be more fulfilling than Facebook. I tend to use my Facebook as a blog page, and that’s not a good idea because I hate Facebook (Kind of) and don’t trust it. I think one day Facebook will take everything I’ve ever said, good or bad, and destroy it. Facebook, in relation to Indie, raises many ethical questions. On one hand it is Indie because anyone can get on there and put up practically anything..on the other hand it is run by a privacy destroying corporation. I think as long as you keep that in mind it’s okay, or better yet, do this. Open up a WordPress account and post to your hearts content with a lot less hatred flowing around. (If you didn’t know, almost everyone in Texas is an open racist, just go to any Texas politicians Facebook page. It’s horrifying)

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These are 6 of Cakes albums. I highly recommend all of them. My favorites are Fashion Nugget, Pressure Chief, and Comfort Eagle.

These are 6 of Cakes albums. I highly recommend all of them. My favorites are Fashion Nugget, Pressure Chief, and Comfort Eagle.

CAKE With All Capitals Is Wary Of Capitalism

The band CAKE formed in 1991 in Sacramento, CA. They are one of the most influential figures in indie music and embody the fighting side of the genre more than any other band. They denote capitalism, especially in regards to American society and in the music industry.

Here are tweets, facebooks, song meanings, live Cake performances, and even a cover by yours truly.

They are a must for any American, music lover, or human being in general.

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THE BEST SONG IN THE WORLD

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There is one song that captures the essence of Rock and Roll better than any other song. It is by no mean one of my personal favorites, traditionally, and for years I didn’t care for the song.

This song came out in 1969 from an established band, The Rolling Stones. Not one of my favorite bands, but unquestionably one of the top ten most important figures of Rock music (And Yes, they were very much indie in the beginnings)

The song is “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”. The lyrics consist of a few little stories of random people not getting exactly what they want, but that is just songwriting. It’s the chorus “You can’t always get what you want(3x), and if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need”, that really shaped the world of Rock.

Wiser words have never been said, ever. It is a basic philosophical statement that reoccurs in almost all world philosophies and religions. Other ways of saying it are “When one door closes a window opens” or “everything happens for a reason”. There are many other statements saying basically the same thing, but just like with everything else Indie Rock does it best.

Mick Jagger, fearless leader of The Rolling Stones, belts out these lyrics with a smile on his face, strutting around, changing the face of Rock forever and making it bad ass to be benevolent, in a time when he was competeing with great dark bands like The Doors and Led Zeppelin.

He doesn’t tell you everything happens for a reason, he doesn’t judge, he doesn’t condescend, and he won’t be offended because he will tell you on a deep, basic level, with lyrics coming straight from his soul and experience saying you CAN NOT ALWAYS get what you want, no way around it, it’s just a fact. He repeats it three times because that’s the hard part to deal with. It’s like when someone asks “Do you want the good news or bad news first”, most say the bad, and that’s what’s done here. You can’t always get what you want, as hard as that may be to accept…Then the good news if you try YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED.

Truer words have never been spoken. This message of goodwill and peace among men and the universe triumphing all the bull shit is one that will be carry on through Indie music to this day, and hopefully for 1,000 more years.

I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb calling this the best song in the world…next time you’re upset for any reason, turn on that song and think of the BILLIONS of people who have been touched by that song and the truth it carries.

 

-Jonathan Borazjani

 

 

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An app that would change America.

Can you imagine a world where when you want to hear live music, there is a person beside you who let’s you know of a band playing currently, or is about to. Well that person could be your phone.

Here’s how the app works.

For musicians and venues: Register your band on the app and update it anytime you’re going to go on stage.

For Music Listeners: Based on your location the app will tell you the closest music location. There is also a way to search for certain bands to see if they have upcoming shows.

That would be perfect, but it doesn’t exist yet. Million dollar idea, right here.

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