Hunter S. Thompson saw the writing on the wall, and perhaps it was no coincidence his death (well, suicide) coincided with the global advent of the Facebook wall. Continue reading
You can’t wait for World Cup 2018 in Russia. Read some soccer articles in the interim.
The 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop’s fabled years has offered some bittersweet reflections. Seeking the equivalent of an Illmatic, Ready To Die or Hard To Earn in 2014 is an exercise in futility. Continue reading
We all understand that click-bait is the reality of the marketplace.
Front-loaded keywords. SEO. Landing pages. The whole nine balls of wax. Continue reading
Every day is memorable. Here’s a review of Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
We are all witnesses.
New York magazine’s recent article entitled “The Weird World of Internet Celebrity” opened a pandora’s box of trouble and intrigue for at least one digitally toxified humanist. The article itself was well-rendered but there is an element of Access Hollywood gawk in the reportage. Continue reading
Filling column inches in the music space ceased to be interesting around 2011. Everyone knows about everything new in five clicks or less.
It’s still hard to know what’s truly good anymore. The trained ear remembers what used to get the dopamine levels surging and maybe once every four months or so, something inspires the auditory synapses. Continue reading
World Football tends to get a lot of folks excited, especially in a World Cup year. Sport is defined by the passions it riles but there are more than a few announcers out there that can take zeal into the realm of aggravation.
Ah 1994. The height of hip-hop’s second golden age. March 8, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of a seminal Gang Starr release, Hard To Earn. While many critics wanted another Step In The Arena or Daily Operation, Guru came a bit edgier with the lyrical content and Premier took his producing formula to another level.
Cue Records. Philadelphia. 2003. Or was it Armand’s. Yeah, it must have been Armand’s, though the memory is a bit hazy. I copped the Jay Dee Ruff Draft vinyl (Groove Attack) for probably 7.99. A record I was glad to have owned.