Archive for Henry Rollins

An Open Letter to Hannah Gadsby

Posted in Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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I just wanted to write to tell you how much I enjoyed your show, ‘Nanette.’ You don’t see a lot of genuinely incendiary stuff anymore. Incendiary and vital. Continue reading

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Caliban

Posted in Real Men with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”

 

– Hunter S. Thompson.

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

Hard Hank: My Hero

Posted in Observation, Real Men with tags , , on August 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Henry Rollins has always been one of my heroes. I was disturbed to read the following piece, published in the LA Weekly in reaction to Robin Williams’ tragic suicide.

I was deeply impressed to read his public apology posted on his personal website shortly after.

The man has the courage of his convictions.

Rollins Band – ‘Weight’.

Posted in Journalism, Music, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Some years ago, I was hunting around on iTunes and discovered, to my considerable astonishment, there was no review for The Rollins Band’s magnum opus, The End of Silence. Continue reading

Top Ten Songs

Posted in Music, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

NME have celebrated their 60th birthday by compiling a list of the 100 greatest tracks of the magazine’s lifetime. 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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