Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011

It’s the holiday season! That also means it’s time for the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show, where out-of-this-world lingerie clad supermodels strut down the catwalk to a live performance by a platinum artist. (This year being Maroon 5.) Adam Levine even got away with smooching a model on her cheek. Lucky her. Other fabulous performances included . . . → Read More: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011

Grey Album, Justify

Dangermouse is old news, but his mash up of Jay Z’s Black album and the Beatles White is a testament to the time we live in, the musical tastes of our generation. A mix of old and new, hard and soft.  We live in a shifting grey landscape.

So begins our Phenomenon issue countdown soundtrack. . . . → Read More: Grey Album, Justify

On To The Next One

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Before I Self Destruct

For a nerdy Jewish bookworm growing up in New York’s Lower East Side, 50 Cent may seem like an odd role model. Yet, my eccentric artist father’s decision to social work to support his family made me determined to be the famous artist he never was. I now am a preschool librarian, a strikingly . . . → Read More: Before I Self Destruct

Pomp Off Labor Day Edition

“Empire State of Mind”

For those of you stuck in the city this weekend by choice or not – be happy about it. New York owns!!

“In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of/ there’s nothing you can’t do, now you’re in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new/ the lights . . . → Read More: Pomp Off Labor Day Edition

Say What?

“She got an ass that could swallow up a G-stringn up top yeah two bee stingsand I’m beastinoff the Riesling”

Wondering if Kanye is aware he bascially just described himself as a rapper drinking fizzy fruity German white wine attracted to a woman with a massive ass and no tits? . . . → Read More: Say What?

Death of Autotune (Good Riddance)

Autotune has been ruling airwaves too long. The canned mechanical loops and droning has gone from innovative to unoriginal across the board. Originality in rap music is being crushed by conformity in an industry that already has a penchant for beat biting and lazy rhyming. Though with a smash single, Kanye produced . . . → Read More: Death of Autotune (Good Riddance)