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Devonté Hynes

"The Wrong Ferarri" - A Screwball Tragedy by Adam Green

Watch/download for free this movie I'm in with a bunch of friends - The Wrong…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on April 8, 2011 at 2:30pm

Devonté Hynes

Free Album : Nuit (Music For Two Pianos)

"Nuit (Music For Two Pianos)" is a collection of Piano Concertos written and performed by myself. 

The recordings span from the last 3 years, recorded from everywhere such as…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on March 4, 2011 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

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Bye Bye.

Lightspeed Champion is now in Technicolor, or at least that’s how it feels listening to the four unreleased…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on October 21, 2010 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

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Blood Orange

Posted by Devonté Hynes on October 2, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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The Filmatic.

I now have a new blog about Movies and Hip Hop along with my good friend Frederick Macpherson.

Posted by Devonté Hynes on August 18, 2010 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

Devonté Hynes

A Nice Rom Com (modore)

What can popular culture teach us? I'm a sucker.
Most people know this already, but whatever. I consume pop culture. Commercialism really does work on me, I'm not too ashamed to say this. What I mean by this , is if I'm watching t.v and there's a commercial for Dr Pepper. I will want a Dr Pepper.
It's a mixture of this. Morbid curiosity that is truly never satisfied until delved into. As well as a general willingness…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on July 27, 2010 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

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Wearing Shorts In Silver Springs, Maryland.

"Fuck!!!" I screamed.
I started trashing the room. Lamp, smashed. T.V? Equally smashed.
Inconsolable, nothing was helping. Maybe I should punch the wall a few more times.
I had been informed that my ex had started seeing one of the worst people I could ever imagine to have existed. But alas, in this current dream I'm in, this human male has no face nor name inside my mind. I just know that he is complete…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on July 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 11 Comments

Devonté Hynes

Shrinking Issues

So as I may have mentioned before, various odd encounters have engulfed my life of late. Exhibit A ([most] names are changed to protect the innocent[?]) :

Last week, I went with Ross to meet a friend at a bar in Brooklyn. I feel like adding that it was indeed Karaoke night. But for once, in such a situation we opted to sit this one out, and just chill in the back patio instead (man, am I glad we did that!). The…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on July 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Devonté Hynes

California, Depravity, Bitterness, Bowling and The Key To Life(?)

So the last month (or so) I have been in Santa Barbara and L.A working hard on the new Solange Knowles record. You can read all about it and see pictures by visiting her blog. But yeah, It's been intense and amazing all at the same time. Locked away from the world in several retreats with ourselves (including my room mate and amazing drummer Chris Egan, and Vince from the band Midnight…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on July 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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Competition : Field Day and Underage Festival

FIELD DAY & UNDERAGE FESTIVAL are offering 2 lucky winners a chance to see Lightspeed Champion play this year's festivals! We are giving away a pair of tickets to Field Day for those over the age of 18, and a pair of tickets to Underage Festival for those who are 14 - 18 (including 18 year olds).

So whatever age you are, you…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on July 2, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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Watch : 80 Blocks From Tiffany's (1979)

I've only recently discovered this Gary Weis documentary. Filmed in 1979, this 66 minute long documentary follows the daily lives of two South Bronx gangs of New York. The Savage Skulls and the Savage Nomads.
The title of course refers to distance from Tiffany's in upper Manhattan in regards to where these two gangs would frequent in the south bronx.
The documentary is beautifully shot, at least I…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on June 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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Re Post - NPR : Weekend Edition Special

You can now check out a recording of my special on NPR with host Liane Hansen. Played in the show are several pieces of music I have written including one of the piano concerto's I did. I also speak in detail about various influences as well as the writing and recording process for the last lightspeed Champion album "Life Is…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on June 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Devonté Hynes

A Day At The Menagerie.

So whilst hanging out at a Menagerie in Summerland, Santa Barbara CA (as you do) my friend Chris started telling me how parrots are one of the few animals that can recognize key change. So I decided to try and test this out. Click the link below for the video of what happened from that point onwards.
This is truly amazing.

Posted by Devonté Hynes on June 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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The Penultimate "Peanuts" Strip.

In his final strip (incidentally published a day after his death on the 13th February 2000) Charles Schulz ends by saying of his cartoon friends who he has drawn over 50 years "Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy.... how can I ever forget you..." Ringing true a sad undercurrent, that for me was always present within his art. One thing people may not be aware of is how big a Peanuts fan I truly am, and how much of…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on June 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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29 Things I have Done Lately.

A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately. A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately.A list of 29 things. That I have done lately. A list of 29 things. That…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on June 4, 2010 at 12:30am — 24 Comments

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Bald Statements : What Would Happen If I Shaved My Head? (Part One)

Hi everybody! I'm currently in L.A right now, working hard on Solange's new album with a bunch of awesome people. Drums are being tracked right now by my good friend and room mate Chris Egan.
This gives me time right now to ponder on life. My ongoing quest for a life reset has lead me to a juncture. I'm considering shaving my head.
As pointed out by quite a few people I've posed this question to today, I do wear a hat…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on May 30, 2010 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

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Leonard Bernstein and Seeing Sounds

(Original article written for and posted on MTV.COM)
For a long time now I have been fascinated by this strange and compelling scene, known as pop music.
These are the opening words spoken by legendary New York Philharmonic Composer Leonard Bernstein in the 1967 CBS documentary titled "Inside…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on May 29, 2010 at 6:05pm

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Sweet Exorcist

When was the last time that you had a great conversation with a stranger?
Like a complete stranger, someone you also didn't speak to again afterwards.. so you never actually became friends following said conversation?

A couple months ago, I was walking from Hollywood to Silverlake. I had wire in my mouth from the surgery a few days prior and a headache and meat sweats due to a painkiller/heatwave/burger…

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Posted by Devonté Hynes on May 25, 2010 at 5:11pm — 4 Comments

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MacGruber Soundtrack : Released may 18th.

Hey guys, I contributed towards the MacGruber Movie soundtrack including a duet with SNL cast member Kristin Wiig. You can win a copy of the soundtrack over at The Music…
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Posted by Devonté Hynes on May 13, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

 
 
 

Orchestra Experiment


I've been slowly releasing scores of a symphony I wrote last year, so if you're bored and feel like playing some badly scored classical music... Click Here

Book

I have book out featuring a collection of short stories I wrote that had been published within the last year, I've placed them in several stores, mostly near my apartment in Brooklyn.. most people hate them. But if you want them? Message me. Click Here.

Dev's Movie Blog

One night, my room mate mentioned how it'd be pretty funny for someone to watch all the movies listed at the bottom of IMDB. I've started to, and it's not funny.
WorstMovies.Blogspot.Com

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