Eminem’s Kamikaze Coming At You Out of Nowhere

Wait, what!? I’m back!? And so is Eminem unexpectedly, after he dropped this full-length album without warning, without any promotions or any advance notice, at midnight last night. Let’s check it out.

Warning: The language in the album or my review is not for kids – viewer discretion is advised. That means you, kids who figured out mom and dad’s parental lock.

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A Culture of Our Own: On the Democratizing Nature of User-Created Art Platforms

Thanks to online platforms for creating, distributing, and promoting user-created content, and with the arrival of user-driven monetization, independent and amateur creators are in greater control of their work than ever before.

Hello all! None of you expressed any preferences or opinions in last week’s open forum, so I’m just gonna keep doing my own thing.

I want to tell you a story of my teen and pre-teen years. It started with Shakira and 50 Cent, and ended it with Fall Out Boy at their peak and Lady Gaga just beginning to explode.

Despite those groups getting tons of airplay and radio play, from Cry Me a River to Paparazzi, I didn’t know many people who were into that stuff. Mainstream music and radio was a thing that “other” people liked. Throughout middle school, my friends and I were digging Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Story of the Year, Evanescence, lostprophets, and others.

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A Perfect Circle Eats the Elephant and Spills Its Guts

Hello all, been a while since we’ve done one of these. It’s also been about fifteen years since A Perfect Circle last put out an album worth of wholly original material, with their masterpiece The Thirteenth Step. Like a new Tool album, the expectations and hype are high. How does it sound, fifteen years later? Let’s jump right in.

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Nature Rejoices When The Biscuit Merchant Cometh

Welcome back, everyone. I didn’t want to do two music posts in a row because I didn’t want you to think that’s the only topic I’ll be covering here, but I have gotten my hands on a new album a couple weeks before release, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you about it. Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to introduce Nature Rejoices by The Biscuit Merchant:

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I Have Seen the Future, And It Is Funky

If it ever makes it out of its small corner of the Internet, future funk could become “the next big thing.”

Hello all! Welcome to the first official blog post of The Nerdy Millennial (tentative title), oooh how exciting. Let’s cut right to the chase:

If you’re like me, you try to give a little flow to the workday by listening to music while at work. Your source for workplace music may or may not be YouTube, and if so, maybe you noticed a recommended video or two depicting an anime character that looks like they’re from the Eighties or Nineties…something like this:

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