Soul Singer

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“…And now for an old soul song.”

- Anthony Keidis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers introducing his band’s cover of ‘Gimme Gimme’ by Black Flag during their Melbourne tour, 1992.

As I understand, singers like Aretha Franklin, in her time, were labeled screamers. Their tone tended towards a shout and, in comparison with the rich, creamy sound of a classical voice, were considered coarse and unsophisticated. Continue reading

Tinder: Advice for Women from a Man’s Perspective.

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , on September 20, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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I have been opposed to using Tinder. The idea of accepting or rejecting people on the basis of their appearance seems to me (as a person aging away from the intersection of technology and culture) to be an ugly, depersonalizing, objectifying practice.

Then, of course, I found myself at home for whatever-night-in-a-row with Jane Austen, Chester Himes and Haruki Murakami and, good as they are, two of them are dead, one is Japanese and none of them are going to fuck me. Say what you like about casual sex; there is no better way to stave of the chill of existential angst. Continue reading

the hair of thy head is one warrior innocent of defeat

Posted in Love letters with tags , on September 18, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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my love
thy hair is one kingdom
the king whereof is darkness Continue reading

Tyson the Raconteur

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , on September 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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http://uproxx.com/tv/2014/09/mike-tyson-snapped-at-a-journalist-who-brought-up-his-rape-conviction-on-live-tv/

Mike Tyson was in Toronto, delivering his spoken word show ‘The Undisputed Truth’. While there, he was interviewed on television to both promote his show and the mayoral candidate he was there to support. Continue reading

James Sheedy: A Martial Arts Odyssey

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Vol. 28 No. 8, August 2014

James Sheedy has been involved in martial arts for the long haul. Beginning his journey back in 1975, Jim has been training for a total of thirty-eight years and teaching for the lion’s share of them. Continue reading

Rob Powdrill

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
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Rob Powdrill is here to fuckshitup

International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2014

Rob Powdrill is one of the stalwarts of Australian Muay Thai. With a swag of titles to his credit and forays into both MMA and boxing, Rob has been around the traps – the long way. He tells JARROD BOYLE about training in Thailand, why fighting ruins your working life, how much fun you can have with just one nostril and why you should never tie your shorts to your groin guard.   Continue reading

Billy Joel – ‘She’s Always A Woman To Me.’

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The singer/songwriter genre is the most esteemed category of ‘popular’ music. Continue reading

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