Lyrically Speaking: “PARTYNAUSEOUS,” Lady Gaga

Good music speaks volumes… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking “PARTYNAUSEOUS,” artRAVE (2014) Hi, I want to come and make peace with you but they won’t let me, no, they won’t let me through I don’t mind if they a-arrest me ’cause I’m wearing my Versace Why can’t we just put…

On Coup d’eGas and the Ides of March #roselandfuneral

In the wake of G.U.Y.’s media blitz d’etat let’s look at what might be lingering behind the if 27 is the new black, 28 stays golden: now look who’s back collective funeral of roses #roselandfuneral I don’t know what ARTPOP means for anything but I can’t shake the feeling that whatever it will inevitably become…

VMA Day 2013 – Four Butterflies to Watch #heylookamonarch

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…

The Re-Branding of America: On the curious case of Mitt & Paris’ Publicized Privacy

“Mitt Romney” and “Paris Hilton” are going hard-press-in-the-paint right now. Note the quotations, because when it comes to celebrity and public figuration: there’s the brand, and then there’s the (wo)man… here, beyond the (yet-to-be-determined) human factor behind the individuals, their enterprises are functioning like well-oiled machines. It’s kind of like best week ever, right? Paris…

Unforgettable, Vol. 19: Britney Spears – Blackout

2007 climaxed the greatest American tale since The Civil War, and Britney Spears’ Blackout was our living soundtrack. Just as Spears was our brown-eyed girl of misfortune, Blackout is the requiem of our American Dream. Britney was an ideal created in our own image. Our image, our perception of our self worth, in the past decade…

As above, so below…

After a bit of confusion as to what to blog about, I’m going to veer off into the sociologist place for a bit, but still with the public communication slant. Every advertisement is a story, every label/bumper sticker/etc. is an advertisement, so we’ve got stories all around. Truth is stranger than fiction so why not…