Working on my laptop, I am constantly referencing Spotify’s “Friend Activity” feed to discover new tunes and uncover my friends’ psyches by picking apart their playlists. I’m unashamed to possess this intruding behavior; I interact with humans with exceptional tastes, so it wouldn’t be right of me to not appreciate their auricular palates.
I haven’t told him yet, but I stan Brendan Walsh on Spotify. He caught my eye when I noticed Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s “Fever Pitch” appear with the little listening icon under his avitar. So, distracted from the studying sounds playlist I was supposed to click on—and the studying I should have been doing—I delved into his profile. More importantly than discovering Walsh’s impeccable music taste, however, was the discovery of his skills as a writing critic. These skills landed Walsh an internship this past summer at Mythology Entertainment in Los Angeles. Mythology Entertainment is a film production company known for producing White House Down, Truth, this past summer’s Slender Man and The House with a Clock in Its Walland the soon-to-be-released Suspiria.