I've been a fan of Taylor Swift's since September 13th, 2009. Most people would lie to you and say "I've been a fan since the very beginning," but not me. This was a very specific date when something very significant happened. Less than a year after America had elected its first black President and Taylor… Continue reading The Curious Case of Taylor Alison Swift
On November 10, Taylor Swift had the physical release for her 6th studio album, "reputation." I remember the day for two reasons; one because I rushed out to buy the album (twice) in order to move up in the priority list for Reputation Tour tickets on Ticketmaster...and two, because it was released on the 10-year anniversary of the… Continue reading A totally biased review of Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’
You may have already forgotten (good for you) that the "rap rock supergroup" Prophets of Rage formed last year featuring most of Rage Against the Machine/AudioSlave, two members of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. The amalgamation of middle-aged artists who have never written a good song in their 30+ years in the industry (with the possible exception of… Continue reading Prophets of Rage is a Cringe Masterpiece
After all of the hope and praying for an objectively superior Superbowl LI performance by Adele (or Taylor Swift, or whoever), it was announced back in September 2016 that Lady Gaga would be taking the field for the Halftime Show; or, more accurately, the taking the fucking roof. Despite the totally legitimate fears from her staff, Gaga remains confident that… Continue reading How far will Lady Gaga go on Superbowl Sunday?
So this is Christmas and you’re sick of all the usual songs. My gift to you this season is these 10 tunes to give you something a little different. Perhaps you have heard some of them, perhaps you have not, and maybe you will hear a new favorite. You have been a mediocre boy/girl this… Continue reading 10 X-Mas Original Tunes to Light Your Little Yule Log
You have heard all of the Christmas songs over and over, year after year, and perhaps you have heard some of the covers of those songs that better strike your musical fancy. Let’s say you haven’t heard them all, don’t be a know it all, that’s not cool. Let’s put some different tunes in your… Continue reading Alternative Christmas Jams to Spice Up Your Holidays
In the 95th year of the 20th Century, something extraordinary happened. Valeri Polyakov broke the record for days spent in space on the Mir Space Station at 366. Subsequently, the TV series Star Trek: Voyager premiered on UPN. And while the opening statements began for the O.J. Simpson trial, and America was wrapped up in race-baiting… Continue reading Disney Pre-9/11 Video Vault: Man of the House
Admittedly…The Weeknd wasn’t on my radar until reading the Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca’s article on the Canadian singer’s upcoming headlining performance the Sunday of the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival. It was surprising to see an artist (at least in my eyes) so fresh to the music scene headlining a festival with… Continue reading Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd