Lyrically Speaking: “Pigeon Hold” – Port O’Brien

Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… why critique that which has achieved perfection at its own masterful conception… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking There’s a party in the basement, but the door outside is locked There’s a line all around the corner,…

“I am a neo-luddite, goodbye.”

Lily Allen’s heretofore final tweet   is beginning to look like a great recap of 2009. Neo-luddism is finding a renaissance from Lily’s anti-piracy crusade, to Jay-Z’s all black everything’s anti-autotune coup. As they say, “as above so below…” Watch this space: as the year draws to a close, it is looking more and more…

The Re-Branding of America: Sprint Pre/Now Network

This ad came out a few months ago, but through it’s many manifestations is still as brilliant as ever. I. Love. Integration. I love it like Malcolm, in my coffee; I love it like Jim Crow hated it, in American society; I love it in creative expression, like Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable; but as…

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…

The Re-Branding of America: So, how old does that make Snoopy?

So, we’re going to try this one more time. Woodstock: it could happen, right? So after 40 years of wandering across the socio-political desert — polyester, Reaganomics, iLife — we end up in an oddly familiar stretch of promised land: Woodstock. I’ll avoid — for now — the litany of parallels dawning America’s cultural re-renaissance….