Started by Tenebracid, January 15, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
Quote from: GEWALTMONOPOL on December 31, 2016, 01:52:11 PMWhat ever next in the downward trajectory of Consumer Electronics?
Quote from: RyanWreck on December 02, 2016, 12:07:53 PM"DISCO'S OUT... MURDER'S IN!" (Feral House, 2015) I swore I already talked anout this book here but I suppose not. Anyway, it's about California punk gangs of the 80's (Vice did a piece on it here.) These were true gangs, groups of kids that murder and fight constantly. It covers FFF (Fight for Freedom), Suicidals (groups of hispanic kids took after the Suicidal Tendencies many had already grown up with their brothers in gangs like Varrio Echo X Parque), the Lads, La Mirada Punks (LMD, which is the gang the author was in), Pig Children, BPO, etc. Some of these gangs would later form into other larger more known gangs like Public Enemy Number 1 (PEN1) white gang within the Cali Prison System. Rumor has it they got their name from "Rudimentary Peni." Definitely recommended for anyone interested in gangs and the punk subculture. Here is a little list and a couple photos from that time: http://ambitiondeficitdisorder.tumblr.com/post/88117552220/suicidals-bpo-lads-came-across-this-article-on
Quote from: Scat-O-Logy on December 11, 2016, 02:10:55 PMThose negative reactions didn't have anything to do with her gender, she's just shit vocalist and that's it. Puce Mary can pull it off way better.
Quote from: HongKongGoolagong on February 20, 2017, 08:03:54 PMJoan Didion Where I Was From, 2003Sold as an autobiographical memoir, it's more like an essay collection based on the myths and realities of California. As a writer she is as synonymous with California as her most well-known protege Bret Easton Ellis (whose work was so heavily influenced by Didion it becomes almost plagiarism - read any of his work after her classic novel Play It As It Lays to see where he got his whole schtick). Her writing is known for its extreme anxiety, disquieting aspects and the generally downbeat, so her version of California includes apocalyptic and desperate crossings by settlers in the 1800s including the cannibalistic Donner Party, and an almost forgotten 1990s scandal involving a teenage rape gang in the dystopian white aerospace workers' LA suburb Lakewood. It ends with an eerie exchange with her adopted daughter which prefigures the horrific tales of her later memoirs The Year Of Magical Thinking and Blue Nights. I've read and loved almost everything she's ever published. She's fragile and self-loathing yet was also immensely privileged and certainly a part of a literary elite - no outsider chic, just the full misery of the human condition in high style prose.