Archive for July 2013

The controversy of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines": too racy for audio or video?

The hit song of the summer may well be Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”  While Thicke has been around for years (his sixth album of the same name was released yesterday), this ubiquitous song represents his breakout hit.  Contributing to the buzz is controversy surrounding the song’s lyrics and video.  What controversy, you ask?  Let’s break... Read more »

The concert you have been waiting for is CANCELLED!

Frank Ocean's Australian concert tour was just cancelled due to a tear in one of his vocal chords from his opening show.  Seems like that would be a deal breaker.
I just saw that Frank Ocean had to cancel his tour because of a torn vocal chord.  Ouch!  I feel like I’ve read about a number of cancelled tours this summer, so I investigated and was startled to see how many acts, both large and small, have cancelled all or a portion of their 2013... Read more »

I'm not smart enough to watch the new Kanye West video

I'm not smart enough to watch the new Kanye West video
Last night Kanye West released the official video for “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD”.  The video, which you are ONLY supposed to watch from his website, was leaked a couple weeks ago.  Here are his (truly heartbreaking) Tweets (@kanyewest) about the video and the leak, just for some context: 7/9/13:  The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was... Read more »

Why Can't We be Friends: Songs about Racism in the wake of the Zimmerman trial

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” My junior year of high school, I took what I still believe to be the best class I have ever... Read more »