At Bond Vivant, Cultural Gutter Editor Emeritus Keith Allison writes about “the sound of spying” and James Bond cash-in albums. “When the Bond films proved runaway successes in the 1960s, hundreds of movies were made in dozens of countries, all looking to cash in on the same basic […]
“Being a medieval historian means quite a few things. Among other things, it means you get irrationally irked by the popular usage of medieval as a pejorative, make literally no money at all ever (Haha – I’m not joking, tho. HELP.), and spend a lot of time being […]
Vanity Fair takes a look at the making of “The Rainbow Connection.” “At first, Jim Henson was singing as Kermit in the recording booth—but something was missing. Then somebody present—Williams can’t remember who—asked Henson if perhaps Kermit should try a take. So Henson brought out the Kermit puppet—and […]
Enjoy all these tracks from Korea’s 1970s and 1980s disco scene!
Amanda Diebert writes about Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. “See, when I heard Alanis at 12 I had to sneak it because I wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music, just like I wasn’t allowed to express anger or rage, just like I wasn’t able to speak about […]
The Gutter’s own Beth has curated a list of 10 songs / “song picturizations” from Hindi film for a museum event showcasing Hindi film music to people who have potentially never seen a Bollywood film. It’s a pretty sweet list. Beth describes the process: “I crowdsourced suggestions from […]