Modern Love

Posted in Music, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. ”
-Jackson Pollock

Biffy Clyro, Scottish alternative band, recently produced a cover version of David Bowie’s song ‘Modern Love’ for The Howard Stern David Bowie Tribute Album. The transformation is radical, and no doubt confronting for those who remember the original. Continue reading

Sauvage

Posted in Film with tags , , , on March 24, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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Sauvage is challenging. Continue reading

Twisted Valentine

Posted in Love letters, poetry with tags , , on February 14, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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Tattoos and piercings lodged in the weave of her becoming

A pale flame that undulates from my hips towards the ceiling

She feels like mine but is held within the darkness’ grip

Its heavy fingers printed in the slats between her ribs Continue reading

Jordan Peterson

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , on February 5, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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Perhaps this is a function of modern life; every time Peterson posts a lecture, it is watched by millions of people. This is a highly intelligent, eccentric and (by his own admission) fragile person. It is foolish to think this kind of attention would not be difficult to adjust to, and put a profound strain on his character. Continue reading

Jordan Peterson

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle

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A friend of mine sent me a critique of Jordan Peterson yesterday in response to my encouragement of her to give him a listen. Originally published in an American journal called The Star, it’s the first decent criticism of Peterson I have read. Continue reading

You Rang Me Like A Bell

Posted in Love letters, poetry with tags , on January 22, 2019 by Jarrod Boyle
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You rang me like a bell.

I lie on my back with the night pressed against my face

And the images resonate one after another –

Lying propped on your elbow in the eddies of the sheets

Looking at your bare ass as you’re bent over packing your suitcase

Prowling the footpath beside me with high-heeled precision

Reaching up inside you toward the depths of where you dream

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Lady Gaga: Magnificently Ugly

Posted in Film, Real Men with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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If Hollywood filmmaking is spellcasting, A Star Is Born seduced me absolutely. Continue reading

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