Ari here, your charming new Paper Crane Collective Editor In Chief! HOLY SHIT THAT SOUNDS HUGE. And listen, it is. It’s a huge fucking deal. My life has seemingly been just a long game of paper writing and itunes scrobbling up until this point. Alas, it is now that I have to start really caring. I am now being put up for the world to truly see. Before I was nothing but a staff writer, but now… now… now I come to you as an editor! Oh lord!
So what does this mean? To be honest, not much. You will all continue to worship Tsuru and as far as you’re concerned I’ll become just another PCC blogger. However, behind the scenes, just trust that I am keeping busy (OH BOY AM I BUSY). I hope one day you will learn to love my incomprehensible writing as much as we all love that of Tsuru’s.
It also means that it’s time for me to rebrand. Out with the old, in with the new. I don’t know what it’s going to be yet though, I need more time! So, Some Times will remain, but not for long. You’ll be the first to know.
Because I don’t have a blog to link back to other than the Tsururadio of the past, I reckon I should tell you a little bit about myself before I just up and take control. Many of your new readers and bloggers alike don’t even really know who the fuck ari is (which you should goddamn learn STAT). Let me start by saying that I am pretty awesome. *queue Ego* That’s really all you need to know. However, if you want a little supplementary information, here it is: I am an student at Pomona College in Claremont, CA… just outside of L.A., but hail from Stamford, CT… just outside of NYC. I’m a relatively average girl with a propensity for vulgarity and a decent collection of rings, scarves, and necklaces. I am a Media Studies major, and consequently am romantically involved with every medium from television to print journalism, and I was just yesterday asked to “step up to be our next multi-talented media darling” to replace James Franco (death-by-Oscars) by my pal Hendrik. I work for KSPC 88.7FM Claremont and host a radio show every Friday (see below), and I also work with a group organizing small shows & festivals on my campus. My favorite extracurricular is most certainly sleeping, followed closely by reading my twitterfeed and eating ice cream. I also have a terrible vocabulary and zero free time, so I blog. (LOL WUT? THAT DOESNT MAKE SENSE, ARI.)
So I conclude this particular section of this here post with the unforgettable words of none other than Nicki Minaj: [NOW] WATCH THE QUEEN CONQUER.
Okay, so what have I been listening to lately? Well a little bit of Lykke Li here, some Danielson there, interspersed with some throw-back Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes. I’m just listening through some new Wye Oak and Vivian Girls now with high hopes, but it is indeed too soon to tell! What has been sticking with me most prominently however has been a few key tracks that I’ve been spinning on my radio show (FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, 4-6PM PST, KSCP.ORG!) for the past few weeks. Some of them are older, but nonetheless memorable and timeless to-date. So, for this inaugural post, I am going to leave you with a touch of KSPC featured tunes that have been spinning in my brain for, like, atleast 3 handfuls of days now. And that’s quite a few.
That’s all for these times, all. I hope you are getting well acquainted with the PCC and I look forward to getting all kinds of feedback, hatemail, love letters, and the like from your readers n collective members.