At Diabolique, Heather Drain writes about the Devil in American music. “Rock & Roll might still be the bogeyman to repressed, misguided fundamentalist types, but it wasn’t the first modern musical genre to get labeled “the devil’s music.” During the 1920s, Jazz was branded with that very same […]
“Rappers, ranked by number of unique words used in their lyrics.” See the chart and the analysis at The Pudding.
Friend of the Gutter, Todd Stadtman reviews Star Virgin (1988) at Die, Danger, Die, Die, Kill! “I approached Star Virgin expecting lightweight Japanese erotica, but what I got was something altogether more charming. What it was instead was a frenetic procession of goofy rubber monsters, robots, fun miniature […]
This week’s Guest Star is Nick Hanover. He’s covering for Carol Borden, who is definitely a perfectly normal human being and is unavailable to post this week for perfectly normal human reasons. As a twelve year old boy living in the suburban swamps of Houston, Texas, the only […]
With the release of the third and final album in her “Metropolis” trilogy, Janelle Monáe was at a creative crossroads. Where do you go once you’ve finished the story that has defined your entire professional output? Who are you when you put your alter ego to bed? For […]
Friend of the Gutter Kimberly Lindbergs has some Spookoween appropriate material for you to read and thrill to at The Phantom Playhouse!