Darryl Wright has been writing fiction and critiquing pop culture and music since the 80’s. He was the two time winner of the Step Up! Slam Poetry event in Ottawa, Canada and now divides his time between developing software for major video game titles and writing. He’s promoted shows, directed music festivals and even DJ’ed The Fringe Festival. Today he’s a father, software developer, and critic who makes his home in Vancouver, Canada.
Tuesday, June 18 2013
I’ve come to know it as a grower -- a curiosity I wouldn’t dream of playing for a friend but a secret I might keep, locked within my music player.
Thursday, June 6 2013
There’s no dance-floor friendly banger or loud snapping snares. It's all easy entrances and exits: guests stopping over unexpectedly to relate a sad story and then exiting quietly through the back while you're pouring the tea.
Monday, June 3 2013
This record's vintage house goes on so intolerably long that you become nostalgic for the present.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
A fantastic folk-pop record with its biggest fault being it’s only five songs.
Friday, May 3 2013
Each bar straddles rapid snares that pop and snap like firecrackers rippling on a waterbed mattress of liquid bass. Is this starting to sound like dirty talk? Then you're starting to get it.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
When I talk about metal music I don't typically make reference to terms like "optimism", "hope" or "sunny afternoons". But just as other genres have their emotional orientations, metal too can offer a spectrum of perspectives -- even if not as often.
Thursday, April 4 2013
Former Soul Coughing front-man and solo artist Mike Doughty crowd-funds a re-imagining of his former band's material.
Wednesday, February 6 2013
Something new is emerging. I'm standing at the top of a well listening into the darkness to echos of drum and bass, ambient electronica and shuffling dubstep abstraction. It runs very, very deep.
Wednesday, August 8 2012
But of all the ways J. has ever been there when I needed him, nothing comes close to the song he wrote for me: “Over It” from 2009’s Farm.