Friday, June 20, 2014 Role Model: Ode To Lana
“Are you sick, or just a lesbian?” pried the USC sorority girl washing her hands next to me, upon first glance at my newly shaved head. This was a whole bunch of years ago, but when I’m back in the vicinity of my alma mater for the sold out Lana Del Rey show at The Shrine Auditorium, it all comes back to me. Perfect tens and misfits are still the theme of the night.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Bringin’ It Back: Bandits in Bandeaus
There really should be a fan club that celebrates what Richard Prince and Abbey Lee created for Pop in 2010. If there isn’t, then I will make one and text all of you about it. It’s been four years since the editorial came out, but the leather-loaded images still make me want to ride a bike or buy a gun holster or both. Lucky for all of us, we just rounded up enough Western wear to last us until the cows come home.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: History Lesson: Three Girl Groups From The 60s You Should Know
I always assume that most people know about the greatness that was the girl groups of the 60‘s, but maybe you don’t? The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Supremes, The Crystals, The Dixie-Cups and many more all ruled the airwaves during that time with sweet triple harmonies conceived either by old man producers or themselves. Either way, they owned it on stage. They were the stars. However, there were tons of artists in that day who did not reach Mary Wells fame. These all-girl groups were breaking the rules before the rules were even made.