Let me just say as the vibe for this post, I meant to type "Wordpress" and typed "LiveJournal" into my browser instead. So that's where my mind is, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, towards the end of my first year as a graduate student, on the eve (not really, but it sounds prettier … Continue reading Going home to Janelle Monae
Years and years ago, I used to publish music reviews on this blog. They were usually my most engaged-with posts, albeit before "engagement" was as much of a buzzword as it is now. But the reason I posted those reviews was not for engagement purposes. I was at an important moment in my life, passing … Continue reading Review: Norman F-cking Rockwell
At some point I need to admit to myself that there are so many articles about music I can get published before people start getting annoyed at me. I'm no music critic; I'm not even an upstart music industry/related field major - I'm just an upstart politics student whose entire conception of life is framed … Continue reading DAMN., Goddamn.
First published in the Northeastern University Political Review Photo by John Francis Peters for the New York Times Compton, California has birthed its fair share of artists who have gone on to make a mark in the rap and hip hop industry, but it’s Dr. Dre’s protege, Kendrick Lamar who has taken the industry by … Continue reading From K-Dot to Kunta: the New Fate of Kendrick Lamar
LONDON - The recent departure of Zayn Malik from the world-renowned boy band One Direction has left swaths of people - adolescent girls and grown men alike - distraught and confused. News that One Direction will continue as a 4-piece band has done little to alleviate the worries and concerns weighing down these bereft masses, … Continue reading BREAKING: Masses take to streets as distraught world struggles to come to terms with self
Let's face it, all I do on this blog is either gush or rant but this, this post is going to be the epitome of gushing on my side. I was first bullied into listening to fun. by a bunch of my friends in the summer of 2010. It was their debut album, Aim and … Continue reading Album review: Some Nights by fun.
Let's be honest: how many of us people living in Dubai actually buy overpriced CDs from Virgin Megastore? Frankly, it's difficult. Dubai itself is a very expensive city but actually buying media is well beyond what anyone can afford. Dhs320 for a newly released CD? You might as well go attend the concert in that … Continue reading Piracy and the apple store