The Number 1 Station to Free Your Soul: Riding Through Purgatory with The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM”
Music

The Number 1 Station to Free Your Soul: Riding Through Purgatory with The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM”

Purgatory has been on my mind recently. Can you blame me? We’re yet again in another COVID surge, full of governmental gaslighting, confusing market-driven public health guidance, all the boosters you can stand, explosive fights over masks, tests, vaccines, remote work, and remote school, a president that seems to be increasingly addled, grocery and drug … Continue reading

Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?: A Conversation on “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love & Rage”
America Is Doomed / Film / Music / Trash

Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying?: A Conversation on “Woodstock 99: Peace, Love & Rage”

HBO’s documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, directed by Garret Price as a part of their Music Box series, seems to pose Woodstock ’99 as a seminal concert shitshow, like 1969’s Altamont, that somehow, in its dissolution into hormone-driven madness, which included chucking $4 water bottles at Wyclef Jean and The Offspring, rolling around … Continue reading

Hallelujah! Camp Has Risen: Our Savior Lil Nas X Resurrects Transgression From The Clutches of Conservatives
Blasphemy / Camp / Music

Hallelujah! Camp Has Risen: Our Savior Lil Nas X Resurrects Transgression From The Clutches of Conservatives

Who could have predicted that all it would take to break the recent conservative stranglehold on camp and transgression would be a simple ride to Hell on a stripper pole in thigh-high boots and powerbottoming Satan? Certainly not me. But that’s what our Lord and Savior Lil Nas X achieved with the music video for … Continue reading

I Was One Thing, Now I’m Being Another: The Many Faces of Lana Del Rey in Mike Egan’s “Lana”
Art / Music

I Was One Thing, Now I’m Being Another: The Many Faces of Lana Del Rey in Mike Egan’s “Lana”

Could all of Nico’s features on The Velvet Underground & Nico relate to Lana Del Rey? Not only does Nico’s narcotic robotic drone herald Lana’s own deadpan beginnings on Born to Die, but “Femme Fatale” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties” feel as if they were tailor-made to be covered by our blessed hypnotic chanteuse. Continue reading