We Are Here And You Are Where You Are: A Conversation On Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Ghosteen”
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We Are Here And You Are Where You Are: A Conversation On Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Ghosteen”

Last week, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their devastatingly beautiful album Ghosteen, inspiring wracking sobs and the discovery of emotions we didn’t even know we still had. Since both your faithful co-founder Emily Colucci and contributor Adam Lehrer are longtime Nick Cave stans, we dried our tears and decided to talk it through … 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

Bad Sex, Bad Drugs, Bad Music, Some Good Art: Curatorial Trying Too Hard At The Hole
Art / Music

Bad Sex, Bad Drugs, Bad Music, Some Good Art: Curatorial Trying Too Hard At The Hole

Curating isn’t an easy job. At its best, the act of curation is its own form of artistic creation–a kind of creative essaying. The curator has a thesis derived either from his/her own observations about the world or filtered through a particular cultural criticism that is then supported through the arrangement of art objects. There … 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

Why Are All The Democratic Candidates’ Campaign Playlists So Painful?: Announcing Our Own Filthy Dreams 2020 Playlist Candidacy
Music / Trash

Why Are All The Democratic Candidates’ Campaign Playlists So Painful?: Announcing Our Own Filthy Dreams 2020 Playlist Candidacy

This week, The New York Times published an in-depth feature analyzing the campaign event playlists of nine of the Democratic primary candidates for the 2020 election. And, you know what, dearest Filthy Dreams playlist listeners, it was a bore! What a disappointment, as the candidates’ campaign rally playlists ranged from snoozefest to just barely acceptable! … Continue reading

From The Filthy Dreams Archives: Filthy Dreams’s Hot Sizzling Summer Sleaze Playlist
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From The Filthy Dreams Archives: Filthy Dreams’s Hot Sizzling Summer Sleaze Playlist

Water…water….water….so much sweat….so much swea….needs air conditioning! Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising! Whew! What’s that Mary? Oh I’m just trying to survive. No, not just survive the grind of daily existential crises, but survive this heatwave. WHOO! HEATWAVE! With the temperatures reaching the upper 90s, New York has become a garbage-reeking hot Yoga … Continue reading

5 Videos To Yeehaw Your Way Through A Startled 4th of July BBQ
Film / Music

5 Videos To Yeehaw Your Way Through A Startled 4th of July BBQ

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!! *spins cowboy hat around* Ahem…*cough* whoa! What’s that? What’s with my fringed and rhinestone-studded jacket, bolo tie and boots? Well, I want to be a cowboy, baby! Here, grab some whiskey, preferably from a dusty and potentially dangerous saloon, while we celebrate the birth of our country by diving headfirst into fanatical cowboy mania. … Continue reading