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When I think cartoon supervillain my mind turns to Marilyn Manson. When I saw the title of the new album… when I saw the first video… well. I mentioned The Holy Mountain recently, its appearance here is just one of the synchronicities of late. Then we have its Heraclitian refrain: become become become become be […]Read more "Marilyn’s lessons in Supervillainy"
When Johnny Cash covers a song it becomes the original. This is not magic, this is SCIENCE!Read more "Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage"
Ayshay (Fatima Al Qadiri) I’ve been obsessively listening to Ayshay since discovering a video of hers, so far the only one, on a friend’s Facebook wall. Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and currently based in Brooklyn, New York; her music is about what you’d expect given that. Am I the only one detecting a […]Read more "My current musical obsessions"
There is a new cult on the Internet. The cult of Bigend-Draperism. Led by the constantly moving Ben Hammersley, it attempts to synthesize the philosophies of those fictional creatures (Donald Draper and Hubertus Bigend), standing at opposite ends of this period of History we find ourselves in, into a Guide to Living. Sometimes just a […]Read more "The Bigend-Draperist Playlist"
via Ectoplasmosis I’ve discovered the work of Sil van der Woerd. Can’t wait to see what he does next…Read more "the dreamy work of Sil van der Woerd"
Kermit covers the NIN song Hurt. (Note: this is a total perversion of everything the Muppets stood for, and it’s NotSafeForWork viewing as it features puppet2puppet simulated-sex)Read more "Sad Kermit"
My friend Tony sent me a link to the video for Muse‘s Knights of Cydonia today. I couldn’t stop watching it. It’s a mashup of nearly every single genre there is. No wonder they had a competition, giving away posters of the fictional film to those who could spot the references 15 major motion pictures […]Read more "the sometimes awesome works of Joseph Kahn"
Bloc Party‘s new album, A Weekend in the City. I believe The Prayer will be the first single, but Uniform is my fave track by far. This is cd is both more sparse and more layered than their debut. newuniversal, a new take on an old series, this time with Warren Ellis at the helm. […]Read more "3 awesome things that kick off ’07 nicely…"