National Anathema

‘I use “America” throughout the text to refer to the United States. I choose to use the word America for its resonances as marker of a generic nation and mass-mediated political and cultural condition/terrain.’ – S Paige Baty ‘Away shallow USA’ The unusual, compressed typography of the track title ‘Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayit’sworldwouldfallapart’ might possibly be traced backContinue reading “National Anathema”

In the beginning was the word, and the word was ‘yes’

‘Of course, there are some people who sell themselves for money. That “some” constitutes 90 percent of the people I’ve known in my life, including myself. We all sell out some part of us.’ – Lenny Bruce Before the music begins, a man’s voice is heard. A pimp summarising what’s on offer in the sexualContinue reading “In the beginning was the word, and the word was ‘yes’”