You know how every time somebody in law enforcement does something that looks bad, we’re told that we should “wait until the facts are in” before passing judgment?
A review of Fall Out Boy’s first post-hiatus album, “Save Rock and Roll.” Don’t call it a comeback.
Joss Whedon urges you to support the candidate who won’t bring about The Zombie Apocalypse.
We sure as hell know it isn’t “music,” as much as you like to pretend it still does. In order to further that illusion, every year you hold the MTV Video MUSIC Awards.
How a single article finally left me completely outraged at the reining “alternative” music mag: Rape apology and Blood on the Dance Floor
And the nominee for currently most editorially bankrupt music news is…”Noel Gallagher forces festival quarantine after bringing a deadly, green-fanged spider on site”
Right, so. There’s a lot wrong with this statement. And before you harp on me about “it’s just one website, and a make-up company at that!” lemme tell you: there is a popular idea that women have three roles in music: fan, muse or groupie.
Well, it kind of is. It kind of isn’t. This is a post about a lot of things. We live in a culture where we all truly believe we can become experts in something overnight, that we should be handed all the information we could ever need immediately and have our decisions made for us. This is not isolated to global events or situations. We have been trained to expect simple answers with simple solutions.
Today I read a heartbreaking blog entry by multi-talented musician, Patrick Stump. For nine years, Stump served as Fall Out Boy’s lead vocalist, primary composer, and guitarist. Stump’s treatment by ‘fans’ during his solo run, is heart-rending and shockingly repulsive.
Occupy Oakland concerned over condition of arrested occupier Khali (Marcel Johnson), in police custody since OPD raid at Oscar Grant Plaza Dec. 16, 2011
Most press were not present to witness the brutality and violence enacted by LAPD officers outside mainstream media attention
Los Angeles evicts OccupyLA camp while banning all but a few chosen press outlets from the area.
Rolling Stone’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists’ list is a testament to how long rock and roll has been a boys club…and how little we have encouraged women in music.
In a letter sent today to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the New York Civil Liberties Union objected to the Police Department’s mistreatment of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests.
Recently, a friend asked for tips on how to write a strong female character without pissing people off. My tip for him and any other writers out there is this…
When faced with disinterested, apathetic mainstream media and lazy or dishonest reporting, it’s become the responsibility of the people to cover what’s really happening.
You’re going to pretend you don’t know what they want? Okay. I’ll humor you.
A response to Frank Miller’s criticisms of the Occupy Wall Street Movement
If the police think beating you is a joke, what are you supposed to do? Stand stronger.
We watched from above as people began climbing the cords and metal of the bridge to escape the cops. People on the pedestrian bridge were trying to pull people up out of the roadway.
Last Fall Courtney Love covered Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. Am I the only person in the world that thought this was awesome?