Ads for gear always portray musicians as middle/upper class normies that like collecting plants and have clean organized studio spaces but the reality of all the true artists I've known is they're working out of a tiny bedroom in a disheveled filth pit of chaos and poverty.
Been releasing music as Johan Ess since 2004 and it's kinda fascinating how much material I was making in those first years that has an uncanny similarity to what would later become known as crunkcore and later as hyperpop. Not claiming I directly influenced those genres though.
First time watching Montero last night and holy stripper pole I love it! This is like the most transgressive mainstream music video I've seen since the 90's but it also manages to max out my gag meter.🤘
This whole crusade against cancel culture by the right to try and regain legitimacy is such a red herring. When your whole thing is going "a private company changed something that I don't like and that's wrong" what even is the difference between ya'll and Star Wars fans exactly?
Conservatives are all about free speech (unless you're not supporting their religion with your speech). They're also all about the "free market" (unless you are selling religious memorabilia that they disagree with).
There you go, GOP. Back on your culture war bs again.
Before we are forced back onto the hamster wheel and all the attendant distractions, neuroses, and pathologies take root again let's remember that we are living in an inherently unequal world that requires incomprehensible suffering all because we listened to the wrong monkeys.
George Carlin once said that when you're born into the world you're given a ticket to the freak show and if you're born in America you get a front row seat. But if you're like me and you're also from Florida then you get to be the one performing on stage.