Yo, tag this! Post that! Like this! Tweet that! Instagram it! You all know what these one-liners mean simply because we use this jargon everyday. We are the kids who have fostered a highly mobile and interactive culture that’s driven by social media, and as a generation of social media connoisseurs, we have managed to make the commonplace, mundane–things we do daily seem like the extraordinary. And yet, this isn’t a bad thing. It’s the world we live in. We’re Facebook gurus, Twitter addicts, and Instagram zealots. We’ve ingrained an online culture into our lives because of all the DOPE benefits we reap in return. To highlight one, we have discovered a culture of blogs. When we travel somewhere, see something cool or do something hilarious, we can blog about it. And as bloggers, we can share our stories, pictures, and videos to people anywhere (cue cliché: It’s so easy, even a cave man could do it!).
In honor of my love and appreciation for the WUD Music blog, I want to dedicate this Monday Feature to sharing the love for another music blog: Impassable Nights. A friend of mine introduced this blog to me a few months ago (Hey Martang) and it ROCKS. The beautiful human beings responsible for this music goldmine are Chich, Scooter, JD, and AC. They’re Chicago and LA natives who have created this blog to “provide the masses with an array of music, spanning all genres, from the obvious to the not so.” These boys have provided their friends, family, and complete strangers, like me, with an incredible source for discovering new music and new artists.
The boys cover everything from The Weekend, Sol, Andrew Bird, and Edward Sharpe to Urban Cone, Intergalactic Lovers, and Simon and Garfunkel. Whether they’re just feeling nostalgic and giving a familiar artist or song some renewed love or giving an underrated, promising newbie some recognition, the boys of Impassable Nights never cease to present their readers with music that inspires and moves them. Whenever I check this blog, I’m fully enlightened by the new songs, artists and bands that the Nights’ boys have discovered. Without a doubt, Chich, Scooter, JD, and AC know how to keep your mind focused on the music they’re savvy about. On top of posting videos and songs in all different genre categories, the boys also post playlists that will make your iTunes and Spotify look fresh and stay rad.
So in the spirit of the social media obsession, check out their blog. Like them on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter. Go wild and instagram some pictures. But for the love of all the Rap gods, don’t be a musical boner! ….(Pitch Perfect)