The top two percent of indie music history is remembered and the median is just disregarded.
All this internet press will actually help her, and she’s probably smart enough to know that.
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”.
Received another excellent, thought-provoking email from Rosie, partway inspired by my recent Tall Tales And True post. Hey ET, Just read Tall Tales. Want more. I’m going to tell you what I’m thinking and I’ve been thinking it for a while. Yr blog posts, although plentiful in number, are too short for my tastes. I […]
So I wrote back to Rosie, following her previous email, stating that I wasn’t sure that many of us have the constancy she claims on our behalf – that we all contradict ourselves and doubt ourselves and (speaking personally) sometimes wish we could be co-opted by the mainstream, but that it’s long since occurred to […]
…today, I found this. Bikini Kill archive. Maybe Kathleen’s making a documentary – which would be awesome. Riot Grrrl has been so important to me, but I never saw Bikini Kill live or even owned a fanzine. Why does it mean so much to me? I was thinking about it the other day in the […]
The third in the series from my coolest correspondent. (Although I’m pretty chuffed at Nathan from The Gossip saying he reckons me to be the “most important and interesting critic of all time” – I’d be even more chuffed if I believed he was being serious.) Incidentally, the criteria Rosie is applying to Vampire Weekend […]
Hey J, I WANT to know what you think about certain records, because I’m INTERESTED in what you personally think. Our interests may be esoteric, but because of the democratising power of the internet, that doesn’t seem to matter anymore. I wanted to know if you’ve heard the new Gossip record, or what you make of the Beth Ditto […]
Hey J, Tomorrow, i’m going to see Jandek. I’m in the mood to see Jandek, so it’s fortuitous that he’s touring Northern Ireland at the minute. He will hum and kern and i will sit and listen. I’ve been thinking about what you’ve been thinking about – criticism. A few meandering thoughts here and there, Nothing academic, I’m afraid. […]