Role Models: Grimes (Ok…And Elon Musk)
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Role Models: Grimes (Ok…And Elon Musk)

In the gleefully artificial disco haze of 1977, our role model Amanda Lear deadpan announced that she was a photograph. “I am a glossy photograph,” she coos in her song “I Am A Photograph. “Of course I am a bit retouched and my color has been processed.” Over forty years later, Grimes–otherwise known as Claire Boucher, otherwise known as c, renamed by her billionaire beau Elon Musk for the symbol for the speed of light, otherwise known as another one of my maniacal obsessions–became a hologram. Continue reading

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