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deadmau5 ~ My Heart Has Teeth (ft. Skylar Grey) [2⊘22]

We want our artists to be as we define them, not as they wish to be defined. Not unlike Robert Smith of The Cure not believing his music to be goth (see “Primary“), deadmau5 is not happy with being labeled a DJ either, despite being rated #5 on’s TOP100DJs in 2012. “I didn’t … Continue reading deadmau5 ~ My Heart Has Teeth (ft. Skylar Grey) [2⊘22]

Smashing Pumpkins Ava Adore artwork by disturbedByVoices "Rosy"

The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore [1998]

“I have learned the fine art now of judging what is expected of me when I am being beat… it takes a keen ear to detect if the desired result is one of the following: submission, capitulation, confession, or negation…sometimes when I am being beaten down, the desired result appears to be tears, a bleating ‘no more, no more’, until the monster is satisfied… Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore [1998]

David Bowie ~ I’m Afraid of Americans [1997]

Born in the 60s, I have often wished I had never lived through the 70s. It was a decade of highly-adept songwriters, with artists like Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, and Al Stewart (to name but a few). There was an ill-fated optimism still lingering in the air from my earlier childhood days, no longer unbridled, but still relevant if more realistic and … Continue reading David Bowie ~ I’m Afraid of Americans [1997]

Purity Ring ~ i like the devil [2⊘2⊘]

With angelic vocals and a devilish title, this track’s meaning can be quite misleading. Further clarification can be found in its timely release two days prior to its parent album’s drop on April 3rd, 2020. Perhaps even more surprisingly the song is an adeptly layered lyrical defense of womanhood and its historical see-saw characterization from demonization to … Continue reading Purity Ring ~ i like the devil [2⊘2⊘]

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Sonic Youth ~ Kool Thing [199⊘]

“LL slowly approaches, checking me out but stopping to talk to friends. I jump up, walk over, grab his hand, introduce myself and say, ‘Can I shake your hand?’ He’s aloof. I marvel how boys who’re tough or cool to cover up their sensitivity keep attracting girls and fooling themselves. LL has honed this juvenile tendency to a skill. It’s the kind of thing white … Continue reading Sonic Youth ~ Kool Thing [199⊘]