I delve into the world beyond Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam in the lead review for this month’s City Arts. Even if you hate “grunge,” I bet you find at least one track you love on this collection
My favorite thing about interviewing artists is learning more about their overall aesthetic and creative process, as well as little likes & dislikes.
My favorite thing about Tumblr. is that it exposes me to those facets in artists I already know, while introducing me to new individuals who share ideas & passions that lure me into their personal universes.
“Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play. Dance needs cranky queers and teenagers who are really tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club. Dance music needs shirts without collars. Dance music needs people who struggled all week. Dance music needs people that had to come before midnight because they couldn’t afford full admission. Dance music does not need more of the status quo.”—The Black Madonna (via britticisms)
We’ve never met in person, but we know one another by reputation. I’m the guy that wrote a piece on comedy for the New York issue of SOAR Halifax that came out winter of 2013. You’re the person that has not yet kicked loose the paltry $100 I agreed to…
I know this tale too well. I once sent the publisher of CREEM a letter saying they were heaping insult on top of injury by ignoring my outstanding invoices, since I was also a subscriber to UNZIPPED - one of several all-male skin rags in their portfolio.
A lot of my problems stem from living my life according to a declaration made by Truman Capote: “I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m a homosexual. I’m a genius.” Well, three out of four isn’t bad.
I have none of the signposts that make a life. I have no family, no children, no calling,…
Programming this Nona Hendryx classic has traditionally meant saving it for the very beginning or end of a set, but no longer. Eugene Tambourine’s new edit retains the spirit of the original while making it much easier to mix with. Hooray!