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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

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

Wonder Woman Should Join the Lingerie Football League

Posted in Journalism, Love letters, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

I have come late to the Lingerie Football League. Like most things of this nature, it appeared on my Facebook feed courtesy of my good friend and arbiter of all things that ride the cutting edge of bad taste, Matt Samartzis. Continue reading

Aamer Rahman

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ahmer Rahman wrote a deeply provocative essay for ‘Vice Magazine’ on the anniversary of the Cronulla riots, attributing them to the inherent racism of the Howard Government. Continue reading

Adam Goodes: My Response

Posted in Journalism, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Hi mate

I appreciated your email about Goodes. Continue reading

Adam Goodes: The Other Side

Posted in Journalism, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Mr Boyle,

Good sir, I have noticed your support for Adam Goodes via Facebook recently and thought I might offer my perspective.

I have not attended an AFL match this year, but if I did attend a Sydney match and Adam Goodes was playing I would most certainly ‘boo’ him. Here’s why: Continue reading

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