7 Musical Moments To Indoctrinate Your Halloween Guests Into Your Cult…I Mean, Party
Music

7 Musical Moments To Indoctrinate Your Halloween Guests Into Your Cult…I Mean, Party

Why hello there, Filthy Dreams cult followers! I mean, readers…READERS! I swear, this website isn’t just an elaborate scheme to indoctrinate you into our tacky and trashy ways to create a camp cult utopia somewhere in the wilderness like…hm…Sweden! I hear they’ve got good psychedelics. I’m ready to deck myself out in flowers, and burn … Continue reading

Why So Serious?: A Filthy Dreams Dueling Review Of “Joker”
Camp / Film / Role Models / Send in the clowns

Why So Serious?: A Filthy Dreams Dueling Review Of “Joker”

“I used to think my life was a tragedy. Now I realize it’s a comedy,” says soon-to-be Joker/Gotham’s resident gaunt downer Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) in Todd Phillips’s much-discussed, much-think pieced, much-hyped, much-backlashed film Joker. This line became a standout early on in the promotion of the film, and truth be told, for a good … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: The Horror of Jeff Koons’s “Bouquet of Tulips”
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: The Horror of Jeff Koons’s “Bouquet of Tulips”

Isn’t there something just so immediately hilarious about bestowing a gift nobody wants only to unveil it as even more hideous than anticipated? Ta da! This week, Jeff Koons perfected this show-and-tell act with the inauguration of his monumental and massively ugly Bouquet of Tulips in Paris as a memorial to the victims of the … Continue reading

Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart: Camp Sincerity And Idol Worship In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Kicking Against The Pricks”
Camp / Music

Something’s Got A Hold Of My Heart: Camp Sincerity And Idol Worship In Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Kicking Against The Pricks”

“As I walk these narrow streets where a million passin’ feet have trod before me, with my guitar in my hand, suddenly I realize nobody knows me,” dryly sings Nick Cave in the beginning of “The Singer,” his take on Johnny Cash’s “The Folk Singer” on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ 1986 cover album … Continue reading

We’ll Have A Party, We’ll Dance Till Dawn: Lana Del Rey’s “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” Escapes America
America Is Doomed / Music

We’ll Have A Party, We’ll Dance Till Dawn: Lana Del Rey’s “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” Escapes America

“I was one thing, now I’m being another,” sings Our Lady of the Beaches, Driving Fast and Ruined Peaches Lana Del Rey in the song “Happiness is a butterfly,” off of her new blessed album Norman Fucking Rockwell!. And indeed, Lana is being another. Though certainly not a complete transition away from the rest of … Continue reading

And If You Think I’m Hostile, You Have No Fucking Clue: Venting Poison With Lydia Lunch In “So Real It Hurts”
Books

And If You Think I’m Hostile, You Have No Fucking Clue: Venting Poison With Lydia Lunch In “So Real It Hurts”

This week, computer-fused singer and one half of my favorite meme-generating weirdo couple Grimes released a new song and video “Violence.” Like Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” before her, Grimes too is blessed with beauty and rage as the song explores the near-romantic draw to violence coupled with visuals of women wielding swords and bows, and Grimes dancing in a red allergy mask miming gun blasts. Continue reading