We were supposed to vote for Romney right? We here at The Retrospective would like to congratulate President Barack Obama on a successful re-election.
Phil needs a vacation. We’re gonna make him take one because he’s shot almost every single band on Edition 6 of RetroPlay for content we’re putting together for our relaunch as a more useful destination for insight on art, fashion, culture, and technology. Enjoy!
Lady singers: I can’t get enough of them.
I will allege left and right that I listen to dude crooners, too; that I’m totally not sexist, biased, or in any way disposed more kindly toward the fairer sex when it comes to pleasing tuneage. But at the end of the day, who is it that has the honey drizzle for my ragged heart? Who’s got what it takes to soothe the inner beast? Who’s going to rev me up for a punishing spin session and a lift, then see me through the next achy, bleary morning? Pfft. Whatever you thought the answer was, here’s the truth: it’s the lady singers. every, damn. time. Lucky for both of us, this playlist is replete with dulcet-toned dames, plus contributions from a few XY’s for good measure. So, whatever ails you, pop in your headphones, settle on down, and prepare to be equal parts psyched and soothed.
While recovering from one of the most miserable mornings in recent memory, due entirely to hanging out with one Brian J. Brennan (who just barely made it out alive himself), I decided to flip through a nearby May 2012 issue of Wired. The small headline story was on Klout, which has been on my mind lately, but I was more interested in the big cover feature of Marc Andreessen.
Phil is our tireless in-house Director, reporter, and man-about-town whose home base is in the Bay. Our request for him to curate Edition 4 of RetroPlay was met with a threat that the list would be nothing but back to back Lady Gaga. Thankfully, Phil’s bark is worse thank his bite.
Sit back, press play, and enter the aural realm of the overworked and spectacularly talented Phil Nacionales.
“Edition 3 of RetroPlay was curated by our friend Academik who also just happens to be the VP of Marketing at Boxee.”
I always appreciate playlists that meander through a variety of textures while still maintaining the feeling of a story arc to them. Drawing heavily from recent releases, this playlist will flirt with you, make out, pull your hair, knock you up, not call, struggle with the baby, make you desperate for its love, and then come back to be the father you always knew he could become. And then he’ll rent a cabin Upstate and surprise you on your birthday.