Author Archives: Ryan Thomas

  1. Ryan is very critical of what he is exposed to and listens to; he appreciates art intentfully. Ryan is often displeased with the current state of the mainstream music industry and finds solace most often in indie rock or else in the offerings of better decades. He is also not ashamed to express his affinity for disco (i.e. dance rock consisting of actual instruments, not what Lady Gaga will have you believe it as).
  2. Ryan prefers analog to digital any day of the week and firmly insists that vinyl is the best way to truly and qualitatively experience music, aside from going to a concert.
  3. Ryan is obsessed with music and loves discovering new, appealing sounds. As a guitarist and (at the moment) “bedroom songwriter”, he tends to lean towards propulsive, string-oriented rock music. Favorite bands and major influences include the Strokes, the Cure, the Smiths, Radiohead, the White Stripes, Phoenix, Mando Diao, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, The Futureheads, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Cold War Kids, R.E.M., The Clash, Blondie, Arcade Fire, U2, David Bowie, and many more. Ryan wants more than anything to form a band.
  4. Ryan is a twenty-something and currently resides in Abington, MA, in a quaint studio apartment.
  5. Ryan writes out of passion and intends to make a living out of it. He is a hired contributor for the Dedham Patch, an online-based newspaper. He is interested in freelance writing and can be contacted at [email protected]
  6. Enjoying nonlinear texts, some of his favorite writers are Chuck Klosterman, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, David Foster Wallace, William Faulkner, and Walter Kirn.
  7. He loves movies by the Cohen Brothers, Charlie Kaufman, Sam Mendes, Michael Gondry, Spike Jones, Tim Burton, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, and Martin Scorsese.
  8. He likes ginger beer.
  9. He has a love/hate relationship with Rolling Stone, to which he is a subscriber, hating Rob Sheffield’s absent-minded taste in music, while loving the feature stories and reviews written by the handful of talented critics and journalists on staff.
  10. Ryan’s favorite list that he wrote is “Top Ten Over Rated Acts in Music Today,” while his favorite that he didn’t write is “Top 10 Most Loved Deformed Movie Characters.”