Janelle Monae’s New Jam

So this week I found myself having complex reactions to Erykah’s new video — apparently a criminal complaint has been charged against her for it already. Hmmmm. But my feelings about Janelle Monae’s latest video aren’t complex at all. I LOVE it and it makes me wanna dance! Janelle continues to prove to me that […]

Your Thoughts: Erykah Badu’s Window Seat

Like everyone else on Twitter, I was geeked for Erykah Badu (AKA @fatbellybella) ‘s debut of her video for Window Seat as soon as she tweeted the link. Full disclosure: I am a fan. I sincerely appreciate that Erykah Badu has always been about more than just a hot song with a catchy hook. As […]

Happy Birthday, Kurt. RIP

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In my angstiest, angriest teenage days, I was a big Nirvana fan. Huge. Posters on my wall, staying up at night to watch the videos on Alternative Nation. I mostly kept the obsession to myself — not everyone at my school was into rock music. My alternateen existence was mainly shared with a few classmates, […]

Whitney Houston Giveaway Winners

Loved your responses on the Whitney Houston giveaway post! I had to chime in with my own choice for favorite Whitney Houston song — although it isn’t one that appears on her debut album, Whitney Houston. I gotta say, my favorite Whitney song is It’s Not Right, But It’s OK. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J538b-OLRU Why? Because I love […]

So You’ve Deleted Your John Mayer Songs…

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Y’know, I’m not even mad at John Mayer. I read that Playboy interview and I’d actually like to thank him. Thanks for allowing your foot-in-mouth disorder to shine so brightly, and for giving us all something to remember the next time your trite, boring music comes on the radio. I’ve had my feelings about his […]

Happy Bob Marley Day!

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If Bob Marley was alive, today he would have celebrated his 65th birthday. Every year on this day, fans gather to listen to his music and honor his legacy. From London to Ethiopia to Jamaica to right here in Chicago, we’re celebrating Bob Marley Day. My relationship with his music goes back as far as […]

Whitney Houston 25th Anniversary CD Giveaway!

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I certainly hope you all saw the BET Honors ’10. If you didn’t, allow me to share this video with you. The legendary Kim Burrell SANG her HEART out to Whitney Houston. And Whitney, like everyone in the audience, felt the spirit. Click here to read more. I apologize – BET’s video doesn’t include a […]