Or why Barbie is a cultural martyr.
I was mowing the grass this past weekend when I came upon the scene of the crime. A mud spattered naked plastic woman, her body prone on the grass, her decapitated head supine. 1,544 more words
The 1970’s was the first decade that saw Glam rock and pop culture explode into normal day routines. Marc Bolan had developed into the decade’s first superstar and David Bowie had redefined the whole era with his breathtaking, 1970s discography that represented a boundless network of underground music, innovative art, film, and literature. 487 more words
As ‘Nevermind’ celebrates its 26th anniversary since its release in September 1991, it is important to recognise what this sophomore record created in it’s wake. Culturally, it decimated the stereotypes and youthful segregation between underground and ‘normal’, and pronounced the end to the baby-boomer era. 528 more words
As a lifelong fan of Leonard Cohen I have been watching the tributes pouring in since his passing a couple of weeks ago. As one who signed on in the sixties as a teenager thrilled with his sombre delivery and poetic language, feeling, as did the celebrated British DJ John Peel, upon playing… 1,243 more words