Tag Archives: rock n roll

“the way things were back then”

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem: We can dismiss all of this as just the “way things were back then.” We can pretend that we haven’t heard countless songs about young “Lolitas” who were “just seventeen—you know what I mean.” We can ignore the racial implications in the mainstream media’s relative silence […]

intolerance is prejudice, don’t let fear win

I just saw Ty Segall and the Muggers Monday night at The Filmore here in San Francisco. Great show. And Ty’s new album, Emotional Mugger is also great. Here’s a piece from Pitchfork’s review: When Segall rolled out the album by mailing VHS copies to writers, he shared a clinical definition of “emotional mugging,” explaining, […]