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 […]
After the release of the third and final album in the “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!
BBC Radio Four shares some horror soundtrack picks from Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio, The Duke Of Burgundy and In Fabric.
Author’s note: In April 2022, Monáe stated in an interview that their preferred pronouns are they/them. This article has been updated to reflect Janelle’s identity. As it turned out, the success of extravagant films like Metropolis had no bearing on the continued production of such opulent films in […]
Open Culture offers a “Brief History of Guitar Distortion.” “The sound of rock and roll is the sound of a distorted guitar, but the history of that sound predates the genre by a few years. It started out with blues and Western swing guitarists, searching “for a dirtier […]