Archive for Black Flag

Is Jocko Willink A Psychopath?

Posted in Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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After taking a regular interest in his podcasts, I’m finding it hard to tell. Continue reading

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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

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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To my considerable delight, Last Exit to Brooklyn has been reissued as a cheapo Penguin classic. To my considerable surprise, it has been classified amongst the ‘Classic Crime’ series. To my considerable dismay, Anthony Burgess’ original introduction has been supplanted. The new one has been written by Irvine Welsh. Continue reading

‘…Like Clockwork’

Posted in Music, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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“My whole life, I’ve always wanted to be un-hecklable, you know? …I remember staring into GBH [record] covers, Exploited covers, Black Flag covers and just thinking, ‘Go for it, man…’ You know, getting that feeling in your stomach when you leave a first date… I’m just looking for that. I hope I can give that to somebody, somewhere.”

–       Josh Homme, NME interview, Paris Continue reading

The End of Silence

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“Caravaggio was like a right-angle in the history of art; things were one way before him, and completely different after.”

Quotation taken from the NGV’s ‘Darkness and Light: Caravaggio and his World’ exhibition of 2004, where it was stencilled on a wall at the conclusion.

Your author paraphrases Robert Hughes from memory. Continue reading

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