Vibrations - My Chemical Romance
Frontrunners of a bygone time, pariahs in public mind and physical gods in the eyeliner wearing angst brigade emo army. Nerdy, though their fans don’t get it and surprisingly deep at times, My Chemical Romance is an outfit of many tags, though few are favorable. Now let me brutally honest and hit you with two astounding truths before we begin; 1) I had an emo-period. And admitting that is,...
Flickerings - Sons Of Anarchy
Hamlet with guns, bikers and pornstars. Sons Of Anarchy balances character-driven drama with high-octane action and ideological debates in a refreshing take on the bad guy protagonist formula. Whilst I’m a born and bred cynic, I am able to appreciate great works of fiction, or really any work of any media, as long as it has an independence and strong sense of identity. As was the case with...
Vibrations - The Strokes
The anthropomorphic personification of everything Indie-, Garage and Rockabilly shouldn’t be. I’m going to start this out with a disclaimer, for so help me fish-deity if I don’t start out by proclaiming how my thoughts on The Strokes have absolutely nothing to with their personal origins, my inbox will look like Vietnam, post-American “liberation”. How an artist grew up should never...
Vibrations - James Blake
Another zero to hero, emerging from the murky depths of british music with a surprisingly unusual take on the current mass frenzy for everything bass. The uncrowned king of pianos, minimalistic sound and inhuman vocal ranges. James Blake. Now since there’s no possible way to avoid reading the name J’aime Blaque a gazillion times within the first second of loading any music...
Scribbles - Chew
“Meet Tony Chu. Tony Chu is almost always hungry, and almost never eats. Here’s why: Tony Chu is cibopathic. That means he can take a bite of an apple, and get a feeling in his head about what tree it grew from, what pesticides were used on the crop, and when it was harvested. Or he could eat a hamburger, and flash onto something else entirely. Strangely enough, the only food Tony...
Scribbles - Animal Man v1 #1-26.
Grant. Effing. Morrison. At his creative zenith; ripping apart genres, annihilating the fourth wall and screwing with his readers like nobody’s business. Back in the mid- to late 80’s, DC had just rebooted their main universe with Crisis On Infinite Earths, and decided to recruit an army of british writers from the legendary british Sci-fi magazine 2000AD and give them their own...
Vibrations - M.I.A.
Somehow, if an artist has enough shock value, he/she/it will blow the ever loving crap out of the musical tastemakers and acquire a massive following of teens trapped in adult bodies, alike charismatic politicians or Jason Cameron post-Avatar. In case you haven’t read the title, since you’re obviously too busy with your important and exciting life and just happened upon this post on...
Vibrations - OFWGKTA
There’s no better way to gather an enormous, albeit intellectually challenged, following than embracing the hypest of hypes with your own not-quite-original angle. So, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All Don’t Give A Fuck Litter Life Bacon Boys Loiter Squad Butt Fuck Bitch Niggas, henceforth referred to as OF, let’s dance. I’ll be brutally honest, and admit that even...