The Art Critter makes her debut! This episode is kind of rough, and there’s a blooper at the end, and I played a stupid little penny whistle ditty at the end because I don’t know anything about royalty-free music, so THIS IS IT, in all its raw and silly glory. My to-buy list includes a better mic and a black glove, so you can’t see my hand anymore. Anyway, constructive criticism is welcome, because I have a lot of art topics to talk about and I don’t want my face to be on camera. So the Art Critter will be my outlet. Thanks for watching!
‘Not all my romantic relationships were bad, but some of them challenged me in a way that I didn’t want to be challenged, and I am happy I don’t have to do that now.’ Lana Del Rey.
Does Lana Del Rey really live right inside the middle of the ‘H’ of the Hollywood sign and spend most of her nights perched high above the chaos that swirls within the city of angels below, as the teaser for her new album, Lust For Life, suggests?
Or does she rent a house in LA’s Santa Monica or Silver Lake or someplace else she’s not about to divulge, in case, having taken a cryptic February tweet of hers literally, a posse of her 6.3 million well-meaning Twitter followers showup on her doorstep with the ‘magic ingredients’ to cast spells on President Trump?
Does she really only dip her toes into ‘the muck and the mires of the city every now and then’, as she says in the album’s trailer? Or does she ‘go out quite a lot actually’, as she tells me when we meet, and spend her nights having fun with a tight crew of mainly musician mates, dancing at house parties, going to gigs and occasionally wrestling the microphone from her male friends to sing Hotel California in karaoke bars? In this post-truth world, it feels pedantic to care too much either way.
Happy 31st Birthday, Miles Kane! | March 17, 1986-
“ I want to get some rock’n’roll back in the f*cking charts. Just because it’s got a guitar in it doesn’t mean it’s not pop. And it doesn’t mean you can’t dance to it. We need a bit of realism back in the charts.”