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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

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

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