Terence McKenna states, “It [culture] invites people to diminish themselves, and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines, meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue, and Hollywood, and what have you.” The “City of Angels” an illusional paradigm that disguises many hidden devils, constructed on toxicity and a melting
While many celebrities expressed their support for the reprisal of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that swept the nation last summer, one artist’s reaction to the protests struck me with surprise. In late May, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, The 1975’s lead
Art, at its core and by definition, is subjective. What one person loves or considers a masterpiece, many others may find as mediocre or even poor. In an ideal artistic case, it does not matter to the artist what people think of their work, only that it evokes a reaction.
Using other people’s culture as aesthetic, commodifying it and selling it, packaging it away and manipulating it in a way that wasn’t the original intent, and stripping away its original meaning — it’s the hot word that seems to be everywhere on Twitter — cultural appropriation. Cancel culture follows right
It is rumored that their first studio album, Bleach (1989), cost a mere $606.17 to record, yet Jason Evernman, a guitarist who was briefly a member, was the only person in the band with enough money to pay. But on September 24, 1991, Nirvana released Nevermind, their second studio
After dominating the charts in the early 2010s, the members of One Direction, all have their own established solo careers now. While the members are using this new freedom as a time to find their own styles and step away from the artistic confinement of a boyband, one member has
The 1960’s are often synonymous with rock & roll music, as some of the best of the genre debuted at that time. And while The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were igniting the craze in the United States, their home country of Britain refused to play the music that was
The historical biographies of both musical composers Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) involves a triad including mystery, musical art, and suspicious death. Antonio Salieri was born August 18th, 1750 in Legnago, Italy, to a father, who he was denominated after, and to a mother who there is