November 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
“To those among you who are easily frightened, we suggest you turn away now,”
warns the opener to Rihanna’s fourth studio effort Rated R. Believe it or not, this is a fairly realistic proposition, as the disc almost ends up living up to its name. For those fond of remembering the jarringly recent past, there was once a time that Rihanna was a mere modest breakout with a dancehall-pop hybrid by the name of “Pon De Replay.” Whether she’s made it where she is now by sheer luck or shrewd handling, it’s becoming increasingly clear that she’s here to stay. However, while her latest offering is quite a remarkable progression, it’s important to clarify that it’s not perfect. Solid as it may be, what it makes up for in variety it lacks in cohesion. Rihanna hasn’t fully arrived with this outing, but she’s pretty damn near close. And that’s only the bad news, which is nothing compared to the good.
November 10, 2009 § 1 Comment
While patiently waiting for the real fabulous mastermind to get inspired, we’re all stuck with filler from yours truly.
Let me tell you, I run into some weird stuff. The other day was no exception when I found where my childhood icon’s headquarters is. The clue? This was parked out front. I’m onto you Scooby!
Im not sure if you guys can read this, but this is a pamphlet box in a public building saying, “If you know someone who has dropped out of highschool, we can help”. I found it sad, yet funny that all the pamphlets were taken.
Lastly, an inspirational little violet blooming in November. You go, little guy!
November 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
First off, I’d like to say happy belated halloween. I know, its a crime we didn’t post anything special for my favorite holiday (but click at the bottom for a peek why don’t you?)
I’d like to share some music dug up from the Meg archives. These date back to 2006, from a little group called Angels and Airwaves. You may recognize frontman Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 and since then they snagged bassist Matt Wachter of 30 Seconds to Mars. (For some reason wordpress isn’t taking a youtube embed or anything and i apologize for that but here, have some inactive links)
If you like what you hear, the band is scheduled to release a new album Valentines day, 2010.
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