Hi, I’m Paige. I’m a 26 year old workaholic from Toronto and if you’re here, that means you’re currently flipping through the inner workings of my mind. So hello, and welcome, and please don’t judge me.

I’m really bad at talking about myself because I have no idea what to say. Someone asks “so, what do you do?” and it’s like, well Karen, UHHHHH I have this blog and I also have a YouTube channel, but I’m also freelancing for outlets like Billboard & A.Side. Oh yeah, and I’m spearheading operations over at my music story sharing website At The Barricade, and did I mention I have my own online store called Camp Unlost? Sometimes I help run social media for music companies, like indie labels or music festivals. And I also work for *Dean Winchester voice* the family business. And before that, I worked in marketing at a major record label running marketing for artists like Halsey. And by then their eyes have glossed over and they’re just thinking “oh so she doesn’t do ANYTHING real” when really the problem is I love too many things and I also hate relaxing. The last time I got a good night’s sleep, I was in a crib. It’s that bad.

I started this blog to share what I’m listening to and give a platform to the artists I love, while also trying to reinforce the fact that being a fan is not a bad thing. So many people try to act like they’re ~too cool~ to be excited over a band, but honestly… bands grow and become successful because of the people who aren’t afraid to go all out in supporting them. I also want to share info about working in the industry because I know how hard it was for me to figure things out when I was getting started. If I don’t know the answer to something, I find someone who does and get them to help us all out.

I want this blog to reach out to all aspects of what it’s like to be a music fan. It’s not just about the music. It expands to all parts of your life. So yeah, there will always be music recommendations, playlists, industry education posts, concert recaps and the like… but sometimes you might find a post about fashion & beauty. Or maybe something more home DIY related (I’m pretty crafty). Perhaps something about starting your own projects, or traveling to new places. Who knows! But I hope you find something here that you connect with.


You can send music recommendations/say hello via email or send love letters via PO Box:

PO Box 59563
Credit Landing
Mississauga, ON
L5H 1G8

A Glimpse Into My Life: Living with Allergies & Autoimmune Diseases

Note: someone once thought this video was actually me


Awards & Accolades

– Judge for the 2017 JUNO Awards

– Please feel free to give me as many awards as you want


Writing

Occasionally you can find my writing elsewhere on the internet.

Billboard.com

Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Trench’: Decoding the Clues They’ve Left About Their New Album (7.12.18)

5 Seconds of Summer’s 10 Greatest Songs: Critic’s Picks (6.15.18)

Warped Tour Founder Kevin Lyman Defends Festival’s Controversial Anti-Abortion Tent: ‘I Wanna Stir It Up’ (6.30.17)

Of Mice & Men Shares Blistering New Song, Aaron Pauley Opens Up About Replacing Ailing Frontman Austin Carlile (5.22.17)

10 Songs You Didn’t Know Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff Helped Make: From Taylor Swift to Carly Rae Jepsen (4.28.17)

Halsey’s ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’: Decoding the Clues She’s Left About Her Upcoming Album (3.17.17)

A.Side

Dear bands, enough with the mystery album countdowns (5.14.18)

Joe Jonas is getting married… and it’s not to me (10.16.17)

People can say ‘vinyls’ if they want to (10.1.17)

Grey Worm from Game of Thrones is also an awesome singer (8.16.17)

Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is a Romeo + Juliet fan’s dream (6.2.17)

The evolution of Hayley from Paramore’s hair (#Hairamore) (5.16.17)

West Texas Sweetheart

Americana Fans – You’re Gonna Love The Maine (10.24.16)

 

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