(This is a guest post from the League’s own Chris!) Hello everybody, I’m Chris. You may know me from such comments as, “You can’t say that in public,” and “Why are you replying to me? Was I talking to you?!”… Continue Reading
As if it’s not enough of a disappointment to have me back after three solid weeks of excellent Wednesday Music Posts, y’all are getting the short version this week – a simple recommendation.
Brief reviews of two recently-watched Netflix streaming recommendations follow the jump.
One commonly-accepted aspect of punk rock was a devaluing of musical ability, and the ascendance of the idea that “anyone can do it”. The old rulebook – the one that said you had to know what you were doing before… Continue Reading
Giorgio Moroder is a towering figure in pop music. The Italian producer’s collaborations with disco diva Donna Summer, including “Love To Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love” were hugely influential in introducing electronic music to the masses. In the… Continue Reading
In comments recently, dhex mentioned the idea of “nostalgia for a future that never happened”. In the real world this nostalgia can arguably be detrimental to the clear-eyed assessment of where we were, are, and are going; but in art,… Continue Reading
Music is, like most anything humans do, an intensely tribal affair. We like to think that the music to which we listen defines us as people; it binds us to the others in our tribe, who also connect with the… Continue Reading
Oh, so… Jimi. Context first. I inherited a good chunk of my music taste from my parents and my elder sister, and from a friend of the family named Doug Wedge. Mom listened to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones… Continue Reading
The good Doctor asks: Is there something about you that makes you deeply, unwaveringly averse to certain entertainments? Specifically, he’s thinking about his own problem with vicarious embarrassment, as he says, “I absolutely cannot watch scenes that involve people humiliating… Continue Reading
As you may have guessed by reading some of the movie posts I’ve made around here, in addition to enjoying old black and white screwball comedies and 80s teen movies and Very Serious dramas, I like action movies. I like… Continue Reading