The Re-Branding of America: Residences at Thomas Circle

Today’s ad isn’t a major campaign — you won’t see it on tv, online (notwithstanding here), or hear it on the radio… much like the residences within the luxurious walls, you won’t see this ad anywhere except at Thomas Circle. The dichotomous subtext above is so terribly uncomfortable; and yet like every great story it…

Distriction Playlistic: Wale’s Latest & Greatest

Mr. DMV is rolling through 9:30 tonight; after trekking the country, he’s bringing Go-Go home again. So before the District — or at least the DC blogger/DJ twitterati — flood V St., a brief latest and greatest … Latest: Wale enlisted the help of Lady Gaga, The Factory 2.0 herself, for “Chillin’,” whose well-anticipated video…

Playlistic :: The Gold Post: 100 Kept

Finally, the century mark. It’s times like this when you recap to the beginning and where it all began. So: a playlist paying tribute to where it always begins — home. (Actually, I stumbled across “City is Mine,” and decided to put together a city playlist. It just so happened to be The Dime’s 100th…

Distriction Playlistic: Memorial Day ’09 Mix

Quick and dirty lunchtime/BBQ mix for the holiday. Literal mix of older, new-ish, pop, hip-hop, this and that. It’s a general smattering: a bit random, not particularly thematic, but a universally decent mix for a mid-day holiday meal. Start off mellow for the swelter. Pre-interlude: less local, a bit bossa nova and ska over funk,…