Lou Reed, Romeo Had Juliette [Single] (1989) The first song on Lou Reed’s great New York album. What a lyrical tour-de-force. I was listening to it just recently, I Googled the lyrics. I marvelled. I always have. I’m sure I always will. Caught between the twisted stars the plotted lines the faulty map that brought […]
Connan Mockasin Jassbusters Kemado Records, Inc./d/b/a/ Mexican Summer Connan Mockasin’s latest album is so languid as to make Kurt Vile seem like a Gordon Gekko/Patrick Bateman/Jordan Belfort-type. You can almost hear Mockasin washing away anything he’s done before as he paints over the sounds from Caramel – the closest antecedent to this; it’s as if […]
Stef Animal Top Gear Fishrider Records This is pretty brilliantly fucking baffling I tell ya! Okay, wait, maybe not the best start to a review ever – so I’ll quickly qualify: I really love this, the debut full-lengther from Stef Animal (The Golden Awesome).
Misconduct Director: Shintaro Shimosawa Mike & Marty Productions LLC./Madman First off, I’ll admit that I did this to myself – I had heard about Misconduct’s reputation before I dived on in. But, I won’t lie to you (and I hope I never have previously) something with an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is as of […]
Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever Mark O’Connell Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Mark O’Connell is an engaging writer and here, with this Kindle Single, he has the perfect subject matter, unpacking the internet’s great joy of exposing The Worst Thing Ever, the Epic Fail that goes viral. […]