Music Monday Preview: 40 Reasons to Be Excited About Music

In light of Rolling Stone’s new revamped site and heightened sense of irony… oh wait, they’re not kidding about Will.I.Am being a reason to get excited… I’ve decided now is as good a time as any to compile a bit of an ongoing column of 40 (likely more – or less) reasons why I’m excited…

Rolling Stone: The King’s Dead, Kill the Messenger

Rolling Stone’s latest issue is the most complete obituary I have seen. In a fitting issue for the time of the King of Pop’s death, the magazine encapsulates the masses — and their media — at the time of the monarch’s passing. Rolling Stone, now more than ever, is a running requiem for what pop…

The Re-Branding of America: Real World Cancun

MTV is at it again like Timbaland & Magoo with “The Real World: Cancun” To me, this is the perfect locale for The Real World right now. Cancun brings the fun, sun, drama, flash, pizzaz, fantasy island-esque feel that “The MTV Generation” is notorious for gobbling up with an insatiable greed. I still remember being…

Throwback Thursday: May 7th

So I’m spring cleaning in prep for graduation/22nd bday weekend, and iTunes/iPod compiled quite a brilliant playlist I must say – although it’s not too tough a task with my exceptionally brilliant library, but that’s neither here nor there. Point is: in the midst of the final days of my undergrad career, I’m throwing back…

Kesey, get on the bus: Oh yeah!

Get on the bus kids, and don’t forget the orange juice This pop-politics cultural pendulum was getting a bit predictable — and socialist: Obama/JFK, Woodstock/Woodstock, Rasmussen stats, etc. Drug culture though — it’s hard to see that pendulum going back to a peaceful place — think less Merry more Barry, less Pranksters more gangsters, less…