“On a Magazine Cover”

    The purpose of this gathering of faces And multifariously textured sinews Is entertainment, the abrupt halt Of the conception of reality of masses, Millions of ongoing viewers with Limp hands in buckets of popcorn, Feet absently fondling a blissful cat and Manufactured faces on all the walls.  

“List of Classic Albums That Came out Less Than a Year before Kurt Cobain Killed Himself (04/05/1994)”

It’s almost impossible to contextualize the year 1994, a year which began with Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan getting brutally beaten after coming out of a competition practice, a year which brought us Pulp Fiction, and which found itself within the volatile, drug-addled throes of the cultural and musical sea change that was “grunge.” Nonetheless, that’s what […]

“So Yeah, I’m Guessing That Courtney Love Just Mandated That Kurt Cobain Hate Ugly Kid Joe, and That’s What Happened”

Certain components of this situation strike me as noteworthy; others, not so much. Take the hate, for instance: nah, he’ll get over that. They’ll all get over that. Plus, it’s tongue-in-cheek… makes for good copy. At least in the ’90s it did… it was actually radical then. But what cannot be overlooked is that Ugly […]