Here’s a surprise: The story of 2013’s pop phenomenon has more than a few parallels with Nirvana.
The 21st century is a most confusing time when it comes to class. The virtual world has so much real estate, and we all can feel privileged roaming through it. But where our feet walk and our tired bodies rest, rents are increasing and wages are dropping. The government was shut down in a fight over health benefits. The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Renisha McBride raise bitter debate over who can walk where, and what self-defense means. Whole regions of the country, like Northern California, are being transformed into private compounds for the super-rich. “We will never be royals,” Lorde sings, a tinge of melancholy in her voice, and it’s easy to imagine people hearing their own fate in her lament. The question worth asking echoes from the end of the chorus: do we still want to live that fantasy?
This article is right on. Smells like new teen spirit, perhaps, huh?
I got to spend a day or so with Julian Lennon earlier this year as he prepared for his first photography show in LA. He’s lovely and so incredibly talented.
And I definitely got chills when we chatted about the shot of U2 in the recording studio, where a picture of John Lennon in the early Hamburg days hung on the wall.
Please check it out…
Julian Lennon: Photography | Passion Project | COIN (by Coin)
Jam of the day…
SE: Should we start by acknowledging our reluctance, perhaps? Or maybe by confessing our embarrassments? AHP: Yes, I think we can begin by situating her, more than perhaps any other, as a Lilith Fair performer who was so much of that time and moment that sheâs completely, wholly out of fashion now. Sheâs not your momâs well-loved cardigan thatâs now just vintage and refined; sheâs the embarrassing Gap overalls. SE: Oh my god. She has all these albums Iâve never even heard of and donât especially want to listen to, even for the purposes of our art. But she isâ¦
"Is it weird that I can’t distinguish this from a fan video made by an 8th grader? All I see is blue filter, frosty make-up, and the up-do with chunky front sections that characterized 80% of prom up-dos from the period."
So in love with this album. So, so in love.
This is one of the greatest things ever.
I love me some Vintage Trouble. Last year, I was in full on groupie mode, making it a point to see them weekly for their residency at The Tar Pit, the pretty-decent-pretty-swanky-used-to-be-a-fuck-of-a-lot-cooler joint in my hood.
The first time I saw them, I literally stumbled into the bar with some gal pals looking for a classier upgrade from my former watering hole, which had since become infested with an Under-21 crowd…especially when a 16-year-old I knew told me he liked to go there. So in hopes of better cocktails and a smattering of older douchebags, coupled with a delicious Jack and Ginger and some respectable sweet potato fries, I ventured in with my lady pals and well, havoc ensued.
These boys rock the goddamn fucking house. Their live shows are goddamn fucking epic. And so I felt like a proud mama when they skiddaddled off to Europe, dropped an album, climbed the charts, are appearing on American tv this week and are doing a big fancy gig at the El Rey next week. Though the venue (and, possibly, sideburns) is bigger, I still expect a rollicking good time.
Super fun tune o’ the day.
This song is pretty fucking hot.
My “If I Were A Professional Stripper” song has now been updated (sorry, White Stripes!).
- “You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”—
Ernest Hemingway (via vicgro)
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