Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Cult of Beck

http://www.lermanet.com/beck/

If you have some time and want to read a fascinating article on Beck and Scientology (Beck has in the last year 'come out' as a practicing Scientologist), click above. It is incredibly well thought out and, frankly, a bit scary.

I hate to subscribe to conspiracy theories, but Beck's latest album, GUERO, was pretty shitty, and there are a lot of theories about its Scientology roots and how he has stopped reaching out to new forms of music (for the uninformed - Beck's albums up until GUERO had very little to do with one another musically - the dense, sample based ODELAY was followed by the 'band' record MUTATIONS, which was followed by the party-funk-Prince-worshiping MIDNIGHT VULTURES, which was followed by the somber and mostly acoustic SEA CHANGE) for the inability of Scientologists to interact with non-Scientologists. Fascinating stuff if you have a few minutes to read.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The best article ever written on Eminem

http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/e/eminem-curtaincall.shtml

For good music writing, read that. Quite impressive.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My blog was jacked...

...by Miss Erin Averill. She thinks she's funny.

I know otherwise.

-B