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

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…

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

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,…

Solo Mode – February 24: Kermit the Frog

What am I digging today? Nostalgia, childhood, the like… oh Twitter, you sandbox you For the child in all of us: Muppets, puppets, monsters who are anything but mean, and the lack of ease in being green… Love Jim Henson:

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

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…

Music Monday: Lily Allen’s Anti-Piracy Crusade

So, Lily Allen –– yes, that Lily Allen –– is back on the soapbox again. Ever the donna of the digital domain, Ms. Allen hit up MySpace, Twitter, and even created a blog to bring attention to a cause that is of paramount importance to her, her country, and the world –– music piracy. Now…

The de-brief: VMAs 2009

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)…