Friday, February 10, 2012

That new genre known as Thrash-Hop

I've been cultivating a hip hop station on Pandora for years now.  I've entitled it simply, "Good Hip Hop".  I've been very diligent  giving the appropriate songs the ole thumb, adding new artists or even moving songs to other stations just to keep this one perfectly focused and balanced. It's mostly positive underground or 'conscious' hip hop, if you will.  Poetry with beats. You know-  more "Yes We Can" and less "Oh No You Didn't" with just enough booty, grills and gunfire to keep shit real.

I like to listen to this station when I'm working in my studio. My theory (HOPE) is that the urban-ness will somehow flow through me and channel it's way into my designs, thus keeping my collections from crossing the sweetness threshold and nose diving into the saccharine. I think it's working. Look close, it's very very subtle. Very, veeeeeeeeerrrrrry subtle.

Maybe it's not working?
Have I become desensitized?

The Pandora gods think so and have decided to take matters into their own hands. Out of the blue, my perfect station has changed. It is now a Hip Hop and Thrash Metal mash up station, and not in a cute retro way like Aerosmith and Run DMC. The new artist playlist goes something like this:


Which is a very apt name that Skull Hammer. More band names should be as descriptive to save us all loads of time. No need to preview that new album by Top 40 and the Auto Tunes, America! Just click Buy Now! Obviously.

Now I have to take time out of my hectic tulle and chiffon flower making to attend to songs like 'Plague of Sores' or 'Malignant Tumor'.  It's not that I don't like the genre per se, it's just very shocking and stressful each and every time one of those songs come on. So this is my big First World Problem right now. Other than that, life is good. Really, really good.

Since this IS a fashion blog and every post needs to wrap up in a stylish little bow (or big depending on the trends), I'll close with this:

You know what would look really hot with this blouse? Spiked leather chaps, face tats and a Battle-ax.  I bet that's exactly what you were thinking, too.


  1. I love you so much. You could be the female David Sedaris, I'm telling you. Write a goddamn book already.

    " You know- more "Yes We Can" and less "Oh No You Didn't" with just enough booty, grills and gunfire to keep shit real."