My buddy Kyle has been working on some solo stuff with our friend Jon and it’s very good. They recorded a Christmas song and Maura and I went over to help them with the video. We had a blast. You can but the track here for $1 and all money goes to charity (Connections for Abused Women and Children in Chicago).
The first time it really hit me that I just couldn’t bring myself to go to shows at the moment was when The Smith Street Band played at the end of October. I love that band, they bring me out of every sort of bad mood I could ever be in. They fill me with all sorts of positive feelings and stop me tweeting about being sad. I love that
We’re getting towards the end of the year and everyone is writing about albums they’ve loved this year, and whilst I feel like I should do that (and I totally will write a top 10 or something generic at some point) I’m instead going to revisit an album by The Front Bottoms. Life has been kind of weird. When you’re the kind of person who sees the bright side to
Last year I took photos of Two Houses for the first time. There are bands I will always love to photograph because I never know what shots I’m going to get. Two Houses fall in the category along with Foxing, letlive, that band that was called Baby Godzilla but now I can’t remember the name of the band, Throwing Stuff. There’s more but those are the ones that come straight
I’ve had a lot of changes over the last few months and decided I wanted a proper place to write, about music, life, mental health and anything else that came into my mind. I’ve had a Tumblr for as long as I can remember but I wanted to start something more real. Here it is. My name is Maryam Hassan. I was born in East London, lived there for nearly