Yeah, yeah this is my palace, champagne in my chalice.I got it all covered like a wedding bandWonderland, so my alias is Alice.1 [We gon’ start a motherfuckin’ pussy riot.Or we gon’ have to put ’em on a pussy diet.Look at that, I guarantee I got ’em quiet.Look at that, I guarantee they all inspired.]Continue reading “Django Jane — Janelle Monáe”
A lot of people aren’t huge fans of rap music for understandable reasons. The exuberant baselines and harsh vocals can be deterring for some. However, some of those same people would swear by the poetry of Robert Frost or Nikki Giovanni. For this series I will choose the rappers that have songs that remind meContinue reading “Rap Poetry”
Cardi is day to Nicki’s night. Where Nicki is going in, Cardi is chilling back, posed. When Minaj is going for your throat, Cardi is slipping you the poison while smiling. Dame. Las. Dos.
Imagine being a historian in America circa 3012, searching through archives looking for some material on technology and love in music and you proverbially dust off Dirty Computer.
I have always loved music. [Read how much music matters to me here.] But, being a stay-at-home parent has changed the way that I listen. I remember racing through aisles at the local store to grab an album the DAY it hit the shelves. I can’t always get to albums as soon as they dropContinue reading “Heavy Rotation — 2018 Albums on Repeat”
“I see my life in terms of music.” Albert Einstein Songs are like photographs of melodic memories or rhythmic reminders of lessons learned. They can awaken peaceful recollections of salty waves beating white sands smooth; or generate the imaginary smell of hair burning on a hot comb, all within a 3 to 7 minute timeframe.Continue reading “Music Matters”
My fingers were beaten grey and gold the same color of my bruises that you would prod at You would feed them to me with spoonfuls of honeyed phrases they stung like a bee I would get caught up in it My throat would stick closed Eyes faintly drooped as if youContinue reading “Poem — Endymion’s Fate (and R.Kelly’s too) — Éloa”
Murjoni popped up while on a search for contemporary pottery artists. The goal was to find young, cool, sophisticaed potters that were making the ancient art of pottery hip again. There is something about messages sent via sculpture and pottery that transmit subconscious ideas about power and beauty. “… three-dimensional works of art have withstoodContinue reading “Sculptor Spotlight — Murjoni”
“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” – Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen life summary The above quote is the first thing featured prominently on Zora Neale Hurston’s Official Website. Hurston was bornContinue reading “Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston”
The film’s title alludes to Oliver and Elio’s loving pact to call each other by their own names, recognising that, as [film director] Luca Guadagnino put it in a Q&A: “The other person makes you beautiful – enlightens you, elevates you.” This idea stems ultimately from Aristotle’s views on “true” friendship, but it echoes down theContinue reading “Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?”