Cholo goth. Makes total sense. Especially when you see “Ready to Bleed” the newest video from San Diego-based Prayers. This isn’t sad emo Morrissey stuff. Instead, hard-edged, rap-tinged lyrics about pride and struggle slam against swirling goth synth and pounding drums. NBC San Diego’s Dita Quinones has compared lead singer Rafael Reyes to Jay-Z in his HOVA persona, and there’s no denying Reyes’ street cred or the redemptive power of music in his life.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday November 12, 2013 8:00 pm|
I love American Horror Story: Coven. It’s way prettier and less suburban and lots funnier than the drab Witches of East End. And now Stevie Nicks is gonna make a cameo appearance. In the series, swamp witch Misty Dawn who has a really extensive collection of diaphanous neo-boho faux homespun fairy wear, is obsessed with rock goddess Stevie Nicks, playing her songs on 8-track tapes. Today series creator Ryan Adams tweeted that Nicks–who is aware of her influence on the show–will be appearing at some point, making 11/12/13 truly a magical day.
|By: Lisa Derrick Thursday August 15, 2013 7:00 pm|
Actor/musician/scholar/curator/bon-vivant/flâneur/bohemian/author James Franco is at it again, caressing the occult and hoping it won’t snap back.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday December 21, 2012 7:30 pm|
So many millions are disgusted by Westboro Baptist Church, and even more disgusted than normal this week by the psychotic nutbags’ attempts to protest the funerals of those slain in the Sandy Hook massacre. Anonymous has been busy DDOSing the WBC website and otherwise messing with WBC in their own inimitable style; and a petition has been sent to the White House calling for the recognition of WBC as a hate group and to be stripped of their tax exempt status. Even the Ku Klux Klan loathes WBC.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 14, 2012 5:00 pm|
I loved the original “Showgirls” for its utter Showgirls-ness delivered by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Paul Verhoeven. The classy nail artistry of the heroine Nomi Malone; “Goddess” star Cristal Connors’ drawling “darlin’ ” and of course the slimy perfidy of casino hotshot Zack Carey with his utterly tacky dolphin fountain swimming pool which was the setting for one of the most ridiculous, and short, sex scenes ever.
But whatever happened to Penny, the naive stripper from Cheetah’s who took Nomi’s spot in valet/dancer Jimmy’s modern dance flop piece “Private Dancer”?