Unforgettable, Vol. 5: Kanye West – Graduation

Graduation is that “October Song” masterpiece: a piece of art that needs no external interpretation because it is complete in and of itself. At the most superficial and benign level, Kanye is Alex Trebek and Graduation is “Jeopardy:” a series of answers engaging you to question. It is a fact that when immersed in the…

Unforgettable, Vol. 4: Amy Winehouse – Frank

Amy, Amy, Amy… born to blossom, bloom to perish, sleep to wake again. Drake says you can’t bring the future back, but when Winehouse asks of herself in 2003’s Frank “Where’s my moral parallel?” she defied that theory. Back to Black was the fateful answer –– the artistic masterpiece, and beautiful disaster –– but as…

Unforgettable, Vol. 3: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

As the old saying goes, “the sun never sets on England;” so the modern music scene seems to maintain, “cheers from Britain, where the brilliance never fades,” and in both cases it is in the darkest moments where light burns brightest. Enter Amy Winehouse. Before Hov’s heavily-mediated man-on-a-mission 2009 Auto-Tune massacre, Amy killed it softly;…

Re-Branding America: “It must be the shoes!”

When I grow up I want to be famous; I want to be a star — I want to be in shoe-vies: Nicole knows that just because California is broke, her ankles don’t have to be. Hopefully more stars on and off the court will take heed Broke ankles are the leading cause of young…

Distriction Playlistic: Metro Steps

L’enfant Plaza Metro Station Question du jour I’d say somewhere between: 2 … and 15; but — for this nation — likely more than 12