Riff Raff tweeted a picture of a porn star modeling a collaboration tank-top (him and Neff) which I won’t be sharing in the interest of keeping pastie-escaping areola away from my tumblr (and saved to my desktop, where it oughta be). However, I didn’t realize she was a porn star until I clicked through to her tumblr and was greeted by this header:
Which is probably the dek I would write for my own tumblr if I was in porn.
The meta-t-shirt game is HOT right now son
it is a mystery // u will have to listen to find out what the songs are
001. it is a mystery | 002. it is a mystery | 003. it is a mystery | 004. it is a mystery | 005. it is a mystery | 006. it is a mystery | 007. it is a mystery | 008. it is a mystery | 009. it is a mystery | 010. it is a mystery
HOLY JESUS BONIN SWEET SEXY GOD, MAMBO NUMBER HONK
I wrote this on one friend’s FB status today and then copy-pasted it to another which I guess is as good a sign as any that I liked what I wrote.
What if Miley had co-opted metal culture rather than hip-hop? What if she suddenly started namedropping Mastodon and posting Instagram photos of her kicking it with Dimmu Borgir, but doesn’t bring either of them into the studio? And onstage at the VMAs and in her videos she insists on headbanging but keeps her neck stiff, then throws up the m/, thumb included. Sure, all the real metalheads know she’s a joke, but now you have to contend with a swarm of 13 year olds who ape her and start claiming to know everything about metal, which is only furthered by One Direction going out of their way to follow in her footsteps and release an over-produced metal-tinged LP. And then everyone in pop does it.
But if watching clueless giggling children shit all over a genre with decades of history isn’t enough, you have to remember that other people who dislike pop/Miley will begin to associate metal with her rather than the real metal acts. Folks who might’ve listened to metal (like, say, cool 13 year-olds like we were), will be turned away from it, while people who didn’t really care about it will begin to actively hate it. (“Miley was so sweet until she started listening to that damn BLACK metal MUSIC”)
And then watching it all go down, you realize that the pop music machine is bigger than most other cultural forces in the country, and there is literally NOTHING you can do to protect the music you once loved. (Or I mean, you can try, but people will call you a snob and you will accomplish nothing).
I imagine that’s what cultural appropriation feels like. And, on top of that, Scandinavia was never enslaved by the people who would be adopting their music and style.
I watched the VMAs last night! Lots of different ones! Which, according to most folks, was a better idea than watching the live show!
I’m not a devotee of any artists included here, but I had constant cold tinglies racing around my spine for MJ’s 15-minute god-mode performance and Nirvana coming to terms with their fame.
The Late Movies: 9 Iconic VMA Performances
Breaking Bad Sings R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)”
Alright boys lets get to work making this for every popular song and tv show ever. we’ve got a lotta catchin up to do
Every Anime Opening Ever Made
I cracked up at the 45 second long chunk of doe-eyed characters looking over their shoulders. But also followed it up with this video of visually-striking intro clips by the same guy, and it was just as worth my time.
The guy responsible for the careers of past Idol winners more than Randy, Simon and Paula combined is taking point on the new season. He will decide the recipient of the next “Since U Been Gone.”
Anyway, more interesting: apparently nearly every single Idol finalist is worthy of their own Wikipedia page.
Dr. Luke Officially Joining American Idol as 3rd Judge | E! Online
We’re so busy growing up we sometimes forget that they are also growing old.
Hey, Mr. Meditation on Mortality, evr heard of Skype
See Your Folks
Wait who let yall in
no Bristol you are not welcome