This is a legendary book about the Top 500 Northern Soul records. Unfortunately I don’t have a copy myself but hopefully will find one somewhere since it’s now out of print. The playlist with the 500 tracks never gets boring, it goes on repeat pretty often at my house. You can listen to it either […]
Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque — Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee — boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.
Given that photography was still an emerging technology, an emerging creative medium, when these “working girls” posed for William Goldman in the 1890s at a Reading, Pennsylvania brothel, the entire exercise transcends their initial business liaison. The instantaneous concept of click-and-shoot was still decades away. To be photographed required sitting very still. The women featured in Goldman’s collection obviously caught his eye. Not just anyone is asked to be the subject of artistic documentation.
7/10 … Other reviewers have complained about the lack of gossip about other bandmembers, personally I couldn’t care less since the artists private life more or less has never interest me but the music and recordings in itselfs. My complaint is all the pilot and fencing stories that I have 0% interest in, but I get why it’s in here since it’s a big part of his life.
The book Disproving Christianity By David G. McAfee cover the Bible’s incest dilemma. The dilemma comes from the inherent contradiction that comes from the Bible’s simultaneous condemnation of incest, and its reliance upon it. Here’s an excerpt from this section of the book: Adam and Eve were the only two people on earth, and they […]
Incest, rape, adultery, exhibitionism, prostitution, homosexuality, abortion, mate swapping, bestiality — it’s all there in the book held sacred by three of the world’s major religions. Originally published to reveal the hypocrisy of fundamentalists’ attempts to censor and suppress the kind of material found throughout their own scriptures, The X-Rated Bible quickly became the American Atheist Press’s most notorious and best-selling book. It garnered media attention due to its title, subject matter (with chapters like “Lot Knocks Up Both His Daughters, ” and “Noah Gets Drunk and Exposes Himself”), and association with publisher Madalyn Murray O’Hair, famous atheist and publicity hound. This redesigned, corrected, and expanded edition will reintroduce the controversial publication that unblushingly confronts the dirty parts of the Holy Bible.
8/10 … I love Black Sabbath and I love Ozzy’s early solo stuff up until the early 90’s somewhere. I haven’t even listened to the two latest solo albums since I get a feeling he wants to “be with the times” and have made some “big pant metal” for the only sake to get on the top charts. For fuck sake on the latest record he had guest artists such as Elton John, Post Malone and Travis Scott (?!?!?!?!).
I have a hard time imagine another artist besides Ozzy and Mötley Crue that have lived the same rock’n roll life to its fullest as they have. Maybe Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) and Motörheads Lemmy. Usually I’m not that interested in artists private life, but it’s funny as hell listening to his escapades.
The period between 1969-1984 was called The Golden Age of Porn, it was a period when porn was made for theaters and had some kind of attempt to a plot. The actors looked like people did in general. The Rialto Report, a website dedicated to oral history, audio, photo, and documentary archives from the golden […]
Here you find a collection of all downloads that’s also included in various blog entries. If some link doesn’t work, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org Right click and chose ”save as …” to download the link or just press the dropbox logos to read them online. MUSIC Judas Priest ”Heavy Metal Painkiller” (Book) by Martin […]
9/10 … I listened to the audiobook version of his biography, and I loved to hear about all the craziness when they where on tour. How Ozzy set of fireworks in a hotel, how Iommi set fire on Bill Ward, the killing of Richard Branson’s prize carp fish with pyrotechnics, that Spinal Tap-inspiring Stonehenge stage set, Ghost encounters, Knife fights and auditioning Michael Bolton as Black Sabbath singer (!?!?).
I love 1970/80’s music/movie magazines and fanzines made by entusiasts. They capture a moment in time when some of the now big bands where in their early stage of their careers. Ryan Richardson have made a fantastic job scanning these old legendary magazines so you can download them from the websites he set up. Mr […]
RE/Search No. 10: Incredibly Strange Films is a thick magazine or a book about American underground and other films. It was guest edited by Jim Morton, with associate editor Boyd Rice, in the RE/Search series edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno, originally published in 1985 and expanded in 1986. I love these RE/Search magazines that came out in the 80’s. They often have that […]
RE/Search Publications is an American magazine and book publisher, based in San Francisco, founded by its editor V. Vale in 1980. In several issues, Andrea Juno was also credited as an editor. It was the successor to Vale’s earlier punk rock fanzine Search & Destroy (1977–1979), which was started with small donations, provided to Vale by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. RE/Search has published tabloid-sized magazines and […]
10/10 … If Aliens would land here and ask me to show them one record of each music style we have here on planet earth … this would definitly be the one I’ll show them when presenting Heavy Metal. Judas Priest 1982-84 (Screaming/Defenders) era is the pinnacle of Heavy Metal for me. Both the music, the clothing style, the live performances and sound. This is Heavy Metal …
This book came out in 2010, and are now long out-of-print. You will have to sell your sibling to get the money for it second hand … or at least pony-up about $100 for it. Okey, your sibling might have a higher (or lower) value than that, but you get the point. Further down on […]
9/10 … This is a real coffee table book, 436 pages and a wooping 31x25cm. I sat down with a cup of cooffe and started at the begining. I was imiditlly sucked into this amazing universe and 6 hours later I was still at it. Writting down for me new titles to discover and listening to them on Spotify to see if I wanted to hunt down the vinyl. Another aspect I love about this kind of books is that I feel less crazy for spending so much time and so much money on music. There’s a whole lot of other people out there that are the same.