have the best day ever
mike carden finally has instagram: @tagmusic
watch my Naomi story highlights to see her shred 100k faces at Coachella.
Love this kid (and he looks 12 in this photo). His set at Coachella was wild and I'm so proud. He made me a custom phone case based off of an obscure Midtown song title that I couldn't believe he even knew. Bear deserves everything he's worked for and it makes me so happy to see him doing it. Stay positive. (s/o to his whole team for being great humans)
Just want to take a minute to acknowledge everyone who helped make this past week so sick. 4 years ago @naomithewild snuck into @coachella, discovered @odesza and fell in love. Tomorrow she is joining them on stage right before Eminem. Last week we released the first record off her new project and couldn't believe the support we got out the gate. Thank you Odesza and Adam for giving us a platform, ty @sofitukker For introducing me to Naomi 💞 ty @spotify for putting us on New Music Friday, ty @beats1official for giving Naomi her first interview on #beats1request, and ty to @nylonmag, @onestowatch and all the blogs taking the time to spread the word. We just watched Naomi play her first solo set ever opening for Charli XCX at Nylon/Lucky Desert Jam - and we were blown away. This is the first T∆G release- we're doing everything independently, but we wouldn't get anywhere without all of you supporting. Thanks again. This is just the beginning.
Crew had a nice BBQ today. Once again we forgot to take a group pic. But everyone got sick party gifts. (Those who were out of town - we got you) 💞
So proud of @naomithewild and excited for what's about to happen. I haven't seen an artist work harder to manifest her vision, and the proof is in the pudding. I feel blessed to work with an artist like this (thank you @themothertukker !!), and all of us at T∆G are so proud that this is our first independent release. Thank you Wildchild for putting your trust in us, thank you @sydjacobs for putting everything into this, and thank you to all of our friends and supporters rooting for us and helping us get here. Baby steps- but they feel huge. HOWLIN IS OUT EVERYWHERE AT MIDNIGHT. Preview it @onestowatch right now !
Hermès pop up @sxsw #hermesmatic
Exactly two years ago today Mike sent me this kid he found online. We didn't even have our management company yet - it was just an idea. So proud that today he signed his first deal. Thank you Sarah and everyone at Primary Wave.
Seven years ago today I met the girl who would change the course of my life and show me what really matters. Love conquers all. 💞
one of us has the voice of an angel
Midtown, 2004. I sat down at a poker game this week and a guy at the table said "I think I worked at Columbia when you were signed there." He happened to have this pic in his phone iPhoto. Not much has changed...
The godfather shared a few nuggets of wisdom with me last night
RIP Koala - 2005 -2018 Wanted to share that last night our beautiful dog Koala passed away. I feel stupid even posting this - I know there are so many worse things that are happening to people right now, and I am not looking for sympathy. But I just wanted to share to both honor her and get it off my chest. It's been a rough 24 hours. (And a rough week. A friend in our community passed unexpectedly earlier this week as well). Whenever I've had experiences with death, the notion of god was always brought into question. When I was younger, not being able to understand why death would happen would make me doubt the existence of a greater purpose to the universe. But as I've gotten older, I realize just how much order there is underneath the chaos, and how if you're listening, the creator is arranging everything perfectly for you. The experience of losing loved ones (human or animal friends) is painful, but through the pain I realize just how perfect Koala's passing was for me and my family. God arranged it so that it would be the best possible scenario for us. And for that I am grateful. I just wanted to share because I know many people deal with not only death, but other painful aspects of life. And it's been my experience that pain is only the ugly gift-wrapping of the blessings the universe is trying to give you (whether you believe in god or not). I always ask for long vision so that I can see the bigger picture of why things happen and through that understanding, find peace in pain. I wish the same for everyone reading this. Koala was an unbelievable dog. So fabulous. A psychic once said she was a movie star in a past life. She was photographed by major photographers, and loved to lay in luxurious fabrics at her mother's atelier. We were blessed her little soul came into our lives and she will be sorely missed. Rest In peace Kokobear
TEAM EFFORT (@whoisregn has a nice fridge)
Mike Carden's two favorite things : His Birthday and Surprises.
This week made me rethink a lot of things. Helped me remember to not take anything for granted. Life is short. Hold on to the good ones.