Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pomp Culture

Santogold and Diplo remixes - if it wasn't obvious enough when you heard the cross-genre sleeper hit which is the Santogold album that this lady was going to be a force to reckon with, this remix album shows more of her unquenchable fire. First off, you have to love anyone who can take a line that is meant to kill your hopes and dreams, and make it into a dance classic. Second of all, Diplo is solid, as always, but it's the Devo, B 52s and Aretha that save this compilation from being just any old dancehall hit.

Florals - yeah apparently they're back... I would be careful before hopping into that bandwagon though, the print has to be subtle and fresh, think the opposite of your childhood bedroom drapes and more towards mixing some daring colors.

True Blood - ok, I'll be the first to admit the trash-factor of this show, but that being said, the trashiness juxtaposes well with the wonder of how people react when they are afraid of things, how sometimes they should be afraid, and how other times the fear turns them into monsters. I mean... come on it's a timely topic, and splicing in all that serious fear and fear reaction with some hot vampire sex is a good way to keep the audience hooked.

Hoodies - ah yes, hoodie weather means we're kicking it hoodie style. I am noticing a major return of Where's Waldo-esque stripes, but the craze is really about interesting prints. I don't know about floral hoodies, though I dare you to try it, take a picture and send it to me so I can laugh at or with you.

And as for events, there is the Hiro Ballroom Afterparty tonight with Chromeo DJ'ing (which you know will be amazing.) And it's very likely you'll need the booze and the music to make up for the vice presidential debates that are also the big event for the night (there I said it, we use these things to overcompensate for our sense of doom.) And as for your Friday, well... as you can guess, the best place to get your Pomp Culture is at a Pomp Romp.

-Kastoory K.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

really? florals? but why?

v said...

omg i totally love santogold! haven't gotten the remixes yet but now i gotta check em out.

Amanada S. said...

I got you poppin off to Santo! i love it

Amanda S, said...

hahaha i wrote Amanada.... ooooh well i havent finished my coffee yet

Anonymous said...

how was the romp? did they play any santogold? was it fun?

Amanda said...

im into florals! bring it!

Anonymous said...

The Romp was awesome, free Sparks + Jameson=the first Friday in years I've had fun in LES