[MUSIC REVIEW] Eyeball Under by Weeping Icon

WEEPING ICON
Eyeball Under
Fire Talk / Kanine Records
July 2017

Eyeball Under is the first EP from Brooklyn four-piece Weeping Icon (members of ADVAETA, Lutkie, Mantismass, Warcries, Water Temples). The album’s eight songs are carried by a solid foundation of steady drums and hypnotic bass with layers of thrashing cymbals and guitars interspersed with shrill noise and shouted statements of anxiety-ridden internal monologues covering topics like STDs, religion, and street harassment.

Halfway through the album, “Inauguration” takes a moment to hold space for anger and grief; a trembling guitar, a shriek to a guttural scream, the dreadful anticipation of dark times. The second untitled track provides a 55-second meditative break towards the closing of the album to recollect ourselves; a sounding call to channel our inner strength to fight back against the things that oppress us the most.

Eyeball Under is a quick 23 minute punch in the face that culminates in a flurry covered in the thick residue of a powerful primal transformation.

Listen to this to release your inner rage.

weepingicon.bandcamp.com

This review was originally published in Tom Tom Magazine Issue #31 (September 2017)

 

WERK IT: How to be a Grown Ass Podcaster

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WNYC held it’s very first women’s podcast festival called “Werk It: How to be a Grown Ass Podcaster” on June 4-5, 2015. I spoke on a panel on how independent podcasters got their start. You can watch the full conversation in the video below:

 

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Media & Technology: The Future of Emergent, Established & Social Media [Panel Discussion]

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On Monday, April 287th I was on an Out in Tech panel. Out in Tech is a community of LGBT tech industry professionals in New York City. Also on the panel: Caitlin Thompson (WNYC), Elisa Kreisinger (Upworthy), Kate Lee (Medium) and Jamilah King (TakePart).

Here’s a great, comprehensive recap of the event by Will Pally. Some highlights below:

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Motion Graphics with After Effects

Earlier this month I took an After Effects class at BRIC. BRIC is also where HomogroundTV is filmed for Brooklyn Independent Media. Here’s a few things I created during class.




*Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the photos used in the videos above.
If you are the owner and would like me to take these down, please contact me.  

 

Interview with Persephone Magazine

I was interviewed by Persephone Magazine.

“Persephone Magazine is a daily blog focused on topics of interest for modern, intelligent, clever women. We strive to give a voice to more women from a variety of backgrounds and with diverse interests. We feature articles not only from our talented staff of writers but from our incredible readership, as well; readers who give voice to their opinions and viewpoints out of a desire to educate, entertain, or engage with our community. We encourage thoughtful discussion and respectful debate. We are an environment that welcomes all perspectives that come from a place of respect and consideration for fellow community members.”

Read the interview

Success: Google Analytics Platform Principles Certificate!

One of my goals this year is to learn more about advanced reporting and analysis using Google Analytics. I’ve been using Google Analytics in all of the websites/web-projects I’ve been involved in for around 8 years, so I’m pretty familiar with generating custom reports and analyzing data to be used in strategic ways. Google now offers an Analytics Academy where you can sign up to take free courses and get certified in different components. I missed out on the certification for the Digital Fundamentals last year, but I’m excited to have successfully completed and received my certificate for the latest course in Platform Principles! A lot of the information is pretty basic stuff, but it’s always good to get refreshers in things and see different examples of how things are used. I think there’s still time to register & participate in the course. The course ends on March 27th.

It took a few hours to complete and even though its not a huge accomplishment, it’s one tiny step to my larger goals which are to A). get my Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) certificate and then B). become a Google Analytics Certified Partner (GACP).

Anyone else getting GA certified or have similar goals and want to motivate each other? Let’s #getshitdone together 🙂