Out Of Sorrow Entire Worlds Have Been Built: “Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace”
Film / Music

Out Of Sorrow Entire Worlds Have Been Built: “Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace”

“Once there was a song. The song yearned to be sung” –Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “The Spinning Song” What makes art relevant, particularly during a global pandemic as complex as COVID-19? What does it look like to speak to a moment when creating seems useless and inadequate? How can culture have an impact … Continue reading

Madonna’s Disturbing Quarantine Instagram Presence Is The Most Transgressive Thing She’s Done Since “Erotica”
Camp / Music / Trash

Madonna’s Disturbing Quarantine Instagram Presence Is The Most Transgressive Thing She’s Done Since “Erotica”

A long needle, syringes, gauze and other medical equipment lie strewn on a blood-splattered table. An X-ray of a hip joint. A photograph of an unidentifiable piece of flesh covered in bruises and needle pricks. These were the disturbing images that flickered by after I cautiously committed to watching Madonna’s Instagram stories earlier this week. … Continue reading

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”
Books / Music

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”

I am a crooked (wo)man and I’ve walked a crooked mile…what’s that? Oh, I’m just practicing for my inevitable prison crooning after getting pinched for petty larceny aka having some sticky fingers, the same ones that tattooed E.V.I.L. on his brother’s fist (that filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist). I mean, that … Continue reading

Everything Is Altared: A (Mostly) Video Tribute To Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Art / Music / Trashy Tributes

Everything Is Altared: A (Mostly) Video Tribute To Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Your job, Genesis, is to short-circuit control,” once said the preeminent literary gentleman junkie William S. Burroughs to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge who, as much as we obsess about h/er on Filthy Dreams, needs no introduction (or shouldn’t!). And short-circuit control s/he did. I mean, what socially imposed and regulated norm of living didn’t Genesis shatter, … Continue reading

Imminent Annihilation Sounds So Dope: Grimes Scores Our Self-Made Destruction On “Miss Anthropocene”
America Is Doomed / Music

Imminent Annihilation Sounds So Dope: Grimes Scores Our Self-Made Destruction On “Miss Anthropocene”

Was there any way to survive this past week and not be convinced that the world is ending? From the dud of a Democratic debate and the realization that a diverse field of candidates has been narrowed down to two elderly white guys to the potential for a widespread coronavirus pandemic and the deft choice … Continue reading