I quite appreciated the pop culture references I found on the collaboration, Without Warning, put together by Metro Boomin, 21 Savage, and Offset. The Matrix, Freddy Krueger, and Darth Vader all make appearances among the many, many words on this album. In fact it’s so dense lyrically it does sort of remind me of those green streaming characters on Cypher’s screen in The Matrix in which Cypher sees such a wealth of life and at which Neo can only stare. But that of course is before … well, if you haven’t seen the movie I won’t ruin it for you.
Suggested Use: Browse the movie section at your local library to these tunes when you’re not sure what you’re in the mood to watch. If the thoughtful lyrics don’t give you some ideas, the pop culture references should jog your memory of past space operas, nightmare visions, and pre-John-Wick Keanu Reeves. Collaborate with nostalgia, the hero’s journey, and a variety of artistic expressions to make sure your weekend is memorable and successful in preparing you for a journey of your own; back into the matrices of Monday morning and a week of drizzling déjà vu.
Craig B is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) He lives with his charming wife in the small town of Berne, IN (in sight of the clock tower) where he busies himself keeping the Roses of Sharon in check and training his chinchilla in the ancient arts of the Ninja. Craig’s current favorite book is Buddenbrooks
by Thomas Mann.