What started as a conversation with Boston.com’s Chris Rattey about his secret desire to be the sixth member of New Kids On The Block turned into a trip down memory lane. Chris’ vivid memories of the music and pop culture of the 1980s offer an entertaining perspective on what it was like to come of age during that decade and, now, to look back and realize that you were more “New Kids” than “Hair Metal.” More
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The opening chords of “Don’t Stop Believin’” are all it takes for me to get PTSD flashbacks to the one or two episodes of Glee I ever watched.
Kanye West is not a God. In the amazing interview with the BBC’s Zane Lowe that led to his beef with Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye described himself as a “young revolutionary coming from Chicago.” But, how revolutionary can an artist be when they have won 23 Grammys and become known as a connoisseur of leather pants? Before his show Sunday at the TD Garden with Kendrick Lamar (to which tickets normally cost around $200), we’re left wondering: Does Kanye remain innovative and alternative or is he an entrenched part of the mainstream? More