"Rock journalism is people who can't write
interviewing people who can't talk
for people who can't read."
(Frank Zappa)

Because hand-delivering hate mail to The Rolling Stones is super ballsy

Because hand-delivering hate mail to The Rolling Stones is super ballsy

We love Letters of Note for collecting and sharing stray bits of compelling correspondence written and received by noteable figures throughout history. Thanks to them, we read a delightfully ballsy piece of hate mail written and hand-delivered by a Fijian child to The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts) as they vacationed...
Because it's Michelle Williams and her pink walkman is so cool

Because it’s Michelle Williams and her pink walkman is so cool

Kudos to Wild Nothing for snagging Michelle Williams for the newest video, Paradise. And how impressed are we with the mid-song monologue? Finally, to whomever sourced out that awesome-possum pink walkman, well done, my friend. Well done. Paradise is taken from Wild Nothing’s Nocturne LP.  The video is directed by Matt Amato.
Because we're always on the side of sensitive, misunderstood monsters

Because we’re always on the side of sensitive, misunderstood monsters

This video is sufficiently quirky on just the right number of levels to keep us engaged. It stars a green-faced monster who (horribly) is relegated to doing laundry on a Saturday night, and who plays ukulele to console himself while clearly pining to be understood and to be loved, dammit. Based on Jonti’s previously-released Saturday Night...
Because it's perfect for a rainy day: HTRK's 'Fascinator' (Part Time Punks Session)

Because it’s perfect for a rainy day: HTRK’s ‘Fascinator’ (Part Time Punks Session)

Australian noise rock outfit HTRK are hard at work on their forthcoming third studio LP — with producers Nathan Corbin, Nigel Yang and Jonnine Standish — in Santa Fe. While we await the 2013 release to be properly scheduled — and because it is so rainy and dark and dull this morning — we thought we’d...
Because it's Halloween: Concrete Blond's 'Bloodletting'

Because it’s Halloween: Concrete Blond’s ‘Bloodletting’

Concrete Blond never really entered our radar until this song came along. It’s been a Halloween staple ever since.
Because it's Halloween: 'Garbage Man' by The Cramps

Because it’s Halloween: ‘Garbage Man’ by The Cramps

This one used to play each Halloween on Muchmusic without fail and I loved them for it.  
Because it's Halloween: 'Lucretia My Reflection' by Sisters of Mercy

Because it’s Halloween: ‘Lucretia My Reflection’ by Sisters of Mercy

Back in the early 80’s when I was full-on into my vampire phase, Andrew Eldritch was a veritable dark lord. The line, “dance the ghost with me,” seemed the most romantic thing a gangly UK goth singer could possibly utter to my teenage ears. I played this record so many times, I wore down the...
Because it's Halloween: 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' by Bauhaus

Because it’s Halloween: ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ by Bauhaus

A predictable post for today? You bet. But Bauhaus are golden goth gods and this vampiric anthem will never get old. Ever.  
Because it's Halloween: 'I Don't Want To Go (Down To the Basement)' by The Ramones

Because it’s Halloween: ‘I Don’t Want To Go (Down To the Basement)’ by The Ramones

A longtime fave on Halloween, this amazeballs animated clip is created by the UK’s Stelos485.