Imagine Chris Hayes drunk. Imagine Chris Hayes drunk tweeting.
There will never be another Madonna, but Britain’s self-made pop star Charli XCX is coming close. Charli XCX isn’t giving blow jobs to glass bottles or anything like that, but she is proving to be one of the most intelligent pop composers and producers of this generation. — You know, sentences like the above are why we need Ke$ha.
Say what you will about Gwyneth, she’s never recommended a flying car to her readers, something Janet Jackson can now say she’s done.
Last night, I found myself in someone’s apartment, but not just anyone’s apartment. This guy, in the hallway, he had a plaque of MLK’s speech hung almost directly across from a Confederate flag (and keep in mind that I’m in Canada, if you didn’t know already). He caught me staring with my mouth agape at the MLK plaque, which then he proceeded to explain the speech to me. Dude, we may be in Canada, but I do know what that speech is about. I was only reading the plaque because I was trying to see if there were any subtle changes made to the speech that would explain the mindfuck of a visual that I just saw (I wish I took a picture). As far as I could tell, there were no changes.
Anyway, the guy then explained to me that he was VERY against racism and that he had a short temper when it came to accusations of racism/racist incidents. As I felt when I saw a Confederate flag hung a foot away from a plaque commemorating a speech against racial discrimination, I felt both safe and an unease. I didn’t stick around too long after this guy’s anti-racism rant.
The only evidence that I have some kind of mind meld with Beyonce(’s social media person) is that I always seem to log onto Tumblr at the same time that she decides to do an image dump on here but that is enough evidence for me.
I’m enjoying the new Kanye tracks as much as the rest of you but a lot of the praise I’m seeing for it, especially if it’s coming from corners of the internet that usually don’t focus on rap, boils down to “I only like rap when I can hear rock influences in its production”, which further boils down to “I like my rap whitewashed.”
Then, when you think of what Kanye and the other RAPPERS his material is being compared to (Death Grips, etc.) are rapping about, how overtly political he is about race relations, etc., and how this is not being talked about, in favor of more talk about how he sounds like Marilyn Manson, or Trent Reznor, or Suicide, or Big Black, or some other band of white dudes with guitars and/or synths, it just adds a further layer of whitewash.
It disgusts me, how this is history basically repeating itself. Maybe I should be happy that people are even connecting to something so confrontational, but I wish they connected to it in a less fraught manner.
Billboard told us to pull out our phones and Shazam Miguel’s performance. This is what showed up. Cool bonus track.
We are currently living in the best of all possible worlds.