VMA Day 2013 – Four Butterflies to Watch #heylookamonarch

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Honeymoon isn’t even the furthest stretch of one’s falsified imagination when it comes to the Video Music Awards since 2010 #generous This year, I …. okay, I don’t actually know half of the nominees, and I might not have heard of 75% of the songs, but I can pick up a pattern from a mile away #universallaw #fortherecord No…

Quick and Dirty: Pre-VMA 2012 #andanotherthing

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This year has been quite a year… Diesel like 90s WWF Denim – needless to say the VMA have been millions of miles away from my spectral proximity: that said, it’s in my blood… no matter how few nominees I know, no matter how irrelevant the proceedings, no matter how cruxed upon pop cultural cannibalism…

BlinkkBeats: “Sunset Chimps-Élysées (VMA 2011 EP),” Art Nouveau

SnapTrakks, Soundtrek, TK:NYC

Welcome to VMA 2011: no host, west coast, teenage dreams, saccharin-infused schemes – welcome to the odd future #bonjournaggers At this juncture it’s safe to say we’re all slaves to the throne… some of us, say it better than others #namelythus That said, it’s safer to say we’re all slaves to a throne of indentured…

Welcome to the Retirement Haus: Pre-VMA 2010 – Pretense and Predictions

Popisodics, Soundtrek, TK:NYC

That time of year again: Vidjo. MUZAK. Awords. Pretense: I do love this time of year, but to be honest I’m feeling a bit less-than-enthused for the first time in my life (yep, pass the Geritol – it’s time for the early bird special #aarp). On one hand I feel like you can’t top last…

Dime Dailies: “MTV Presents: Drake’s Road to the VMAs”

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MTV’s new VMA commercial featuring Aubs wheeling and dealing like he was back at community school #rollonjimmyrollon #mytwocents: A dash of Spike Lee’s “X” + a splash of “One Night in Jay-Z videos” (#ohhai “Roc Boys” and “Death of Auto-tune,” cute baby) + an “Okay, that’s enough… *that’s* enough – too much, too much! #sigh,…

The de-brief: VMAs 2009

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Yes, please. MTV: proof that reality is the greatest canvas, and life is the greatest performance art. By reality, of course I mean “reality drama” and MTV’s “reality” which is anywhere a production crew happens to be, and by life I mean celebrity – because, really, who else’s life matters? The VMAs (as stated below)…

Vinyl Mind Flow // Be Scene: “G.U.Y – An ARTPOP Film” – Lady Gaga, Haus of Gaga

A.V Hub, TK:LA, Vinyl Mind Flow

We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams… four years ago we pulled a stunt that went and turned into a scene #kanyeshrugsandpoplove #electricworldlife G.U.Y – An ARTPOP Film: because, “I know. But I can’t stay up here on my hill forever.“ #queenedknight #kingdomed ARTPOP … facing glamorous cruelty in Spears subtext…

Crate Dig: My First Blog Post #ever #kindof

Soundtrek, TK:DC, Vinyl Mind Flow

Stumbled across my now-defunct first blog from back in 2007 #thatyear and in the past six years… not much has changed at all… what can I say? For the sake of morbid curiosity… from October 2007… my first blog post… #itsadoosie #notheresnopictures swiper sighs manifesto So until I figure out this whole music blog thing…

BlinkkBeats: “Work BxxCH,” Britney Spears

SnapTrakks, Soundtrek

Everything was worth it. Everything is worth it. Everything will be exponentially more worth it in increasing measure as the cycles continue – if, you, work bxxch #BRITNEYTAUGHTUSALL #nowgettowork BlinkkIt: Please believe this could be a dissertation #ohwait #hadbeendonethat #twice #becauseitsjustthatnice Brass tacks: It’s fun. Remixable. Killer hooks. Understandable fodder. Strong focus on the beat,…

SnappScenes: Lady Gaga, “Applause”

A.V Hub, Soundtrek, TK:LA, Vinyl Mind Flow

I live for the applause, applause, applause – I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause #paws What I loved about Alejandro… This is the drop after the first waves and floods: I’m not here to talk about her facial features, or how to convert atheists into believers; I’m just saying that somewhere in…

The Parisian Throne [Work Tape]

TK:LA

Pretense: This one never really sorted its scope, or structure for that matter, never quite got around to cementing its fundamental triumph beyond the blasphemous battleground, thus released as a work-in-progress (thus, the current “[Work Tape]” nomination), but for the sake of since-it-was-released… the first-take-suzeey riff *** As much the Four Evangelists as they are…

Vinyl Cut Prose: Black Jesus † Amen Fashion (Mugler Remix)

A.V Hub, Soundtrek, TK:LDN, Vinyl Cut Prose

Sometimes… my heart, sometimes, feels so black… in the dunes of sand… and other days, my heart feels like rainbows. Mugler. Mugler. Amen. Jesus is the new black. I am Mugler woman. I am quiet; I am strong. Amen. Planet Mugler. Mugler. Gaga. I am Mugler Woman. Don’t f*ck with me. Don’t f*ck with Mugler.…

Grammy Night 2011: Predictions and the Like…

SnapTrakks, Soundtrek, TK:NYC

So.. it’s Grammy night – again. Thus… inanutshell: I’m excited for a surprise this year. While I haven’t been keeping as up-to-speed with all things Grammy-related this year, apparently GaGa is doing something, and if that’s not enough something, she’s doing something in a coffin (incubator… death/birth… monster/madam… #kanyeshrug) so… that’s something – and if nothing…

BlinkkIt: Grammy Week 2011 – Best New Artist

Soundtrek, TK:NYC

Grammy Noms: the sweetest thing this side of Nana’s cookie jar #popnom. A nibble is all you need, so let’s blinkk the besties #getitgramms Best New Artist “Who are the five best new artists of All-Time 2011? Think about it:” Gil Scott-Heron, Gil Scott-Heron, Gil Scott-Heron, Gil Scott-Heron, Gil Scott-Heron #becauseIMnewhere #becauseispithotfire Grammys 2011 Best…

Front Row Seats, Backstage Pass: Fame Kills – How Kanye West x Lady Gaga killed a concert, and created a culture

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This year we were granted a front row ticket and a backstage pass to the greatest show on Earth: this year, we lived Fame Kills – proof that the revolution will not be televised, it will be realized; Kanye West and Lady Gaga are a revolutionary renaissance for a rebellious renaissance-era. Follow me down the…

We Are… 90210 #happyholidays

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Why look anywhere else than Vanity Fair for the encapsulation of all things braggadocio-on-bazaar (yes, including you Harper’s) on the most spectacular of all days? Happy 90210: it’s a celebration. Today the world is a crystal ball of fame: past, present, and post-apocalyptic – nothing screams Hollywood Kid like Lindsay “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” Lohan…

Sunday Best: “Power (Remix)” ft. Jay-Z (Produced by Swizz Beatz); Kanye West

Soundtrek, TK:NYC

It’s Sunday, let’s round out the week with a recap of the g.o.o.d. word: Kanye’s “Power” Remix… (aka “While you were sleeping, this happened”) Power (Remix) ft. Jay-Z (Produced by Swizz Beatz) – Kanye West #mytwocents: If Jesus Walks; Muhammad marches. I just don’t know where to start or finish with this… what to say…

Cherry-Cherry-Boom Jailbreak: Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” ft. Beyonce

A.V Hub, TK:ATL

Chains, much like man, cannot hold nor stop Lady Gaga; they must only hope to contain her and, shortly thereafter, succumb to the reality of inevitable acceptance and reverence. Down to brass tacks – and knuckles: this. video. should. be. illegal. If Lady Gaga wasn’t so original, she’d be criminal – oh … wait. This…

Union Jacked: BRITs 2010 de-brief and recap

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Oh the brilliant BRIT Awards (says the Yankee). If the Brits taught us one thing: it’s to guard your crown jewels; meanwhile, Stateside the Grammys traded them off for glitter, while the AMAs cut off their nose to save face. Thank the Queen, Britain – in all its splendid isolation – provided a safe haven…

Grammy 2010: Let’s Get It – Predictions, Punchlines, and Pop Waxed Poetically

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So, it’s that amazing time of year again… GRAMMY SEASON – let’s get it! I get excited during oddly specific times of year: my birthday, the first legit Spring day of the year, the first legit Fall day of the year, VMA night, any time when I get money and/or presents, the proper release of…

A Dime, A Dozen: Lady Gaga and Kanye West – Monstrous Mavens

Soundtrek, TK:ATL

And then there were two: Lady Gaga and Kanye West – the only two. Lady Gaga and Kanye West are the artists of the decade not only because they embodied Pop culture, but because they were integral catalysts engaging and propelling those artists and works that built this decade’s Pop landscape. Madonna and Jay-Z set…

A Dime, A Dozen: Britney Spears and T.I. –– Southern Phoenix

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Round 4 of “A Dime, A Dozen” finds its focus on The South –– and the two who proved that it could indeed rise again: Britney Spears and T.I. Britney Spears and Tip Harris: these two from the belly of the map went from trendy to trendsetting in two tales of pop glory that had many…

A Dime, A Dozen: Beyonce and Justin Timberlake –– Bandstand Breakouts

Soundtrek, TK:ATL

Round 5 of “A Dime, A Dozen” brings us to a woman of fate and the captain who went solo before his ship sailed out and sunk: Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. Beyonce and Justin Timberlake: This pair led two of the biggest gold mines of the 2000s before breaking western harder than a Frisco earthquake…

A Dime, A Dozen :: Amy Winehouse and Lil’ Wayne: The Inkwell

Soundtrek, TK:ATL

Round 3 of “A Dime, A Dozen” brings us to the tatted – but oh so talented – tandem that is Amy Winehouse and Lil’ Wayne: The Inkwell. Seemingly limitless, infinite, amounts of ungodly God-given talent flow through the veins of these two. Amy and Wayne are those kids in the corner who your parents…

DimePieces: In Case You Missed It, 2000: “Try Again”

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It being the last month of the decade everyone’s dropping their recaps of the 2000s thus far – Y2K bug, artists of the decade, monumental moments, etc. – but when I think of the decade in Pop I think back to the subtle moments – easily missed – that set the tone for everything that…

SwaggerJacks and Cowboy Hats, Hits, Misses, and Hot Messes: AMAs 2009

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AMA night: the poor man’s Grammy night. It is fitting that Taylor Swift George Bushed the show, seeing as the recurring thought through my head between 8-11pm last night and 2000-2008 was “alright, let’s just get this over with.” The theme of last night’s show was apparently “SwaggerJack” (from the VMAs to the CMAs, from…