This week, I accidentally cleared everything in my RSS reader, so I lost a lot of articles. Join us for what I did manage to snag.
I’ve officially completed 28* full years of existence (*This number is dependent on your stance on when life begins. For most, it’s the moment you first heard Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child included).
I wrote this list when I was still innocent and fearful of accidentally becoming a member of the 27 club through some fatal combination of Thin Mints and scented candles around my bed, which is pretty farfetched even for me. Read More 28 Years and 1 Day Old
It’s less than two weeks into 2015, and already the year is too much. Let’s look at the news.
2014 is finally over and done with, and we’re hoping that 2015 is better to the people of color in America. Read More PoC News in America
In a mere nine songs, Michael Jackson made a masterpiece. This is more or less undisputed. Let us talk about one of the most prized records in my collection.
Some songs are classics. Some songs are not. Have you ever wondered what separates the classics from the dreck? Classics tend to be classics because their lyrics are timeless or ethereal. Sometimes, the music itself is timeless, but sometimes, the music just seems dated. Some of the songs that made this list were too focused on what was happening in the now and some songs just seemed to fade into not being classics anymore. Some songs just plain suck but got famous because they were edgy. All of these types of songs fit into my list this week. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Songs That Didn’t Age Well
Two weeks ago, I talked about how my dad preferred The Monkees over The Beatles, and how most of the Beatles records I own were originally my mother’s. Pictured therein was the group’s twelfth and last album, Let It Be, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about it in some way.
With what would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th birthday approaching on August 29th, let’s talk a little bit about his first solo album that is considered separate from The Jackson 5: Off The Wall. Released 34 years ago on August 10, 1979, it is a magnificent production.