I would never treat my guitar like I treat my boyfriends. It means more to me than that.
I loved going to Jesus Lizard shows as much as any other teenaged alt-punk guy in the 90s, but David Yow always had such a glorious element of beautiful fagginess to what he did.
The way The Smiths once covered their sleeves in 60s references, the way Wu-Tang Clan embraced the language and iconography of Shaolin, the way Oasis loved The Beatles, that’s the relationship Iceage has with xenophobia and white supremacy — it may not be the window, but it’s damn sure the drapes.
Be yourself, but bigger.
Best Coast’s cover of ‘Rhiannon’ flung me into a sort of crisis the other day. When I heard it, I felt like crying. I felt really bad.
She has single-handedly made it impossible for any little girl to look in the mirror and think, “I am naturally pretty… enough”.
Anyone who can roll with a white soul hook as insipid as the one on ‘Peso’ can’t be trusted. Untangle that.
I have to be at work in less than 12 hours. Throughout the day people will keep asking me if I had fun in England. I don’t even know how to begin to answer that question.
The Shoebox is packed. It’s hot and sweaty to the point where I would have trimmed my eyebrows before I left if I’d known they were going to be this soaked and heavy.
Here’s the thing about all the exhaustion and struggle, the sacrifice that goes into saving up money to fly over to another country. The show has to be worth it. A bad show will leave you crushed and broken nearly to the point of despair. This can be a bit nerve-wracking, but it makes you put everything you have into what you’re doing.
Who is the singer doing the singing and what is the singer doing the singing actually feeling?
Hello from Olympia, WA – 5: Go Team Tour Diary Entry from March 1989: NYC – Madonna vs. Jad Fair and The Shaggs
the new Madonna record just came out yesterday and we wanted to dance
Does the marketplace necessarily kill radicalism or is it ever possible to be subversive in the mainstream?
Hello from Olympia, WA – 2: Morgan And The Organ Donors, Hooded Hags + The Maxines, live at the Midnight Sun
I like a band that takes the time to dress up, it makes them seem cohesive and prepared.
How was your weekend? Mine was excellent.
Rock music doesn’t get much more moving than this.
I suppose you would call Jan Terri an outsider artist. Her approach to music is an engaging mix of pop convention, genre mixing, and unique personality.
I mean, the whole industry is a total boys club. I think this is really what pushed me heavily into proudly labelling myself a feminist.
A choir of mutes singing in the Circular Song Annex, with Nero on fiddle.
I despise pomposity above almost everything, even when it’s hilarious. The Smashing Pumpkins aren’t hilarious.