In simple terms, JP Ahonen’s Belzebubs is a mockumentary. Imagine a black metal version of Spinal Tap, with the silliness and humour turned up to 11. If you know anything about metal, though, you’ll appreciate the wry humour, which clearly comes from a deep-seated love of all things kvlt.
We lost a great talent and risk-taker in Keith Flint, lead singer of The Prodigy, this month. They, and electronic music acts like Massive Attack and Tricky, brought something to the music that made it dangerous, risky and addictive.
I love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’sideas. They are big and they always make everyone stop and listen (whether you agree with them or not). I don’t necessarily agree with all of them, but I do think these are the discussions we need to be having right now!
Penny Marshallwas a champion for equal rights not to mention an amazing artist; showcasing a wide array of colors in her palette. Take your pick of some of the greatest comedies and dramas of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, she directed them all!
Can we fix our country and be united again? If we can imagine our country without presidents, politicians, uber-rich and large corporations, then what are we left with? I think we are left with a large swath of people who have more similarities than differences. We all are trying to just live and live the best we can.
My real beef with the state of reality TV shows today (especially Keeping up with the Kardashians) is it does not convey our current reality, but it is definitely trying to shape it into something ugly. It’s saying “Hey, we talk shit to each other in our family every day, but we look great doing it, and we resolve our issues in 30 minutes, so nothing here is really wrong.”
With loss of life and love and people just destroying each other, aren’t we all just sick of it? I say fuck political grandstanding, playing to the crowd, and taking sides and not saying what we really feel to each other. Let’s just try to come up with real solutions.
I need to take some time out here to celebrate one of the most positive, powerful, empathetic, talented and generous artists in music today. I mean it when I cheer “Brandi Carlile for President!”
There is so much hate in this world and such a long history of hatred. For centuries, people have ignored what makes us as human beings so similar, and have focused on the few things that make us different. What do you take with you? What do you leave behind?
They just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Burt Reynolds was someone who would walk on screen and immediately command respect. He was a versatile actor with equal parts charm and intensity. He was the “Bandit” and he’ll be missed!
What the f#ck is up with rock bands today? Can half of these popular bands even call what they play “rock music”? Artist Damon Kardon goes on a diatribe, and illustrates one of his frustrations with music today, not to mention Award shows.
With so many great moments at FAN EXPO 2018, it’s hard to pick one that stood out. Here are just a few of the moments that made us nerd out.
From learning that Richard Dean Anderson doesn’t like the new McGuyver to Lucy Lawless realizing that acting would be easier than med school, here are a few of the most interesting facts we learned at FAN EXPO 2018.