Ben Carson has engaged the logic of the ’90s in his latest attempt to drum up support: when in doubt of how to reach your audience, write an awkward hip hop song about it! Stereogum has conjectured that the use of Aspiring Mogul as the segment’s rapper seems to suggest Carson (or his people) actually want listeners to believe they could be hearing the candidate rapping in the spot, which is potentially hilarious....more
Posts Tagged: Nirvana
The new documentary about Kurt Cobain, Montage of Heck, contains up-until-now unreleased home videos and animated footage of the Nirvana frontman’s tortured diary entries. It reveals a deeply troubled psyche, inextricable from the genius associated with it. On the hypnotic Unplugged version of “All Apologies,” Cobain complements a recognizable strain of defeatism in his lyrics with a kind of layman’s spirituality....more
In the wake of So This Is Permanence, a recently released archive of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis’s notebooks, Jillian Mapes reflects on why artists’ scribblings mean so much to fans:
“It’s a human reaction to see handwritten things, as opposed to typewritten things, as being quite intimate,” Savage tells me.
I was 14 and following older kids through the woods....more
From there he moved into music journalism, but he didn’t like to criticize the rock bands so he moved into public relations....more