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May 11th, 2010 - 1:51 pm § in Freelance Work

“I’m Like the Royal Family, I Do Have Bodily Functions”: A Chat with Public Image Ltd.’s John Lydon – Washington City Paper

Few names in pop music inspire the kind of polarizing, passionate responses as John Lydon’s. He kicked his way into the public consciousness with the Sex Pistols in the ’70s: He was featured in the British tabloids as frequently as members of the royal family, angry protesters hung on his every [...]

April 26th, 2010 - 4:32 pm § in True/Slant

Roger Ebert and The Sex Pistols in… a failed screenplay

Late Sunday night, famed Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert posted one long article. Actually, it wasn’t so much an article as it was a screenplay. Ebert opened his vault and unloaded part of the script he wrote for a Sex Pistols-focused movie. Originally titled “Anarchy in the [...]

April 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm § in True/Slant

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

The BBC is reporting that Sex Pistols’ svengali and artist-musician Malcolm McLaren has died: Malcolm McLaren, the former manager of punk group the Sex Pistols, has died in New York, aged 64, his agent has said. There have been a lot of famous pop music managers over the years, but none like M[...]

July 16th, 2009 - 1:03 am § in Perfect Lines

A Brief Scribe on Scrunk

The behind-the-scenes (or rather, behind-my-thoughts) on the Boston Phoenix piece I did on scrunk and Warped Tour is still to come, but consider this a little preview. A lots been said online since the piece went on the net about scrunk/crunkcore and its impact on Warped Tour, which isn’t to [...]

June 1st, 2009 - 12:16 am § in Perfect Lines

Guitar Hero 5: Emo Edition

Guitar Hero, the popular musical-video game phenomenon is coming out with its fifth volume. And it might as well be called the “Emo Edition.” Or the Indie Edition… One fits with the other. While the new version of Guitar Hero (GH5) if you will, has the regular mainstream-rock fare,[...]

October 7th, 2008 - 7:50 pm § in Perfect Lines

Opera, Rotten Butter, and Words

*The Onion had a great “archival” issue online, which featured this hilariously-poignant piece on the “dangerous” lyrics of an opera performance: The Onion always has a great way of not only poking fun of society but media as well; I would be cramming the point down the provi[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 2:22 am § in Perfect Lines

Life and Death (Metal)

I finally caught The Dark Knight the other day and Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker certainly lived up to the hype. Other critiques aside, Ledger certainly burned up the screen and his version of the Joker was quite frightening. I’d read in a New York Times article earlier this ye[...]



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