Almodovar films are an unyielding orgasm of color and anarchy. His movies are simultaneously an exploration and cannibalism of genre. Almodovar stuck with his vision through an obstacle course of financial barriers, making an astoundingly minimal number of compromises. There is not a film he created solely for a paycheck and not a frame of his work that is not worth seeing.
Much of the best punk exists beyond the common narrative. The same holds true for jazz.
“The weirdos of America have always been ignored but have always made great shit happen.” –Taylor Ho Bynum
The wrestling arena, just like the basement or DIY venue, is somewhere you can go to be among fellow freaks and weirdos.
The first great thing about a Thomas Pynchon novel: it invites us to see life with more complexity. The world around us is chaos in the purest sense. The second thing about a Pynchon novel: it’s not for everyone.
Figuring out that a seed could be placed in the ground to produce more fruit is the greatest technological advancement in the history of the world…. I consider it a revolutionary act to get off the computer, go outside, and plant a seed in the dirt.
Most DIY punk labels lose money regularly. There is a simple reason for that: their business model is not one defined by profit-maximization. In the simplest terms, they are intentionally bad capitalists.
I can almost guarantee your first thought when you saw the title to this piece was, “Christian punk? What in the world is an article about Christian punk doing in Razorcake?” Well, it’s likely you’ve come across a punk or two (especially if you live in an area with a predominantly Christian population) who describes themselves as a Christian punk…
What the private jet is to vulgar rock superstardom the bike is to punk, but in reverse. Eat, hydrate, ride, repeat.
“Culture attracts the worst impulses of the moneyed. It has no honor, it begs to be suburbanized and corrupted.” —Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge
Bizarro Central, the online home of the genre, describes bizarro fiction as the cult section of the literary world… What ties the genre together is a commitment to doing weird, surprising shit. Elements of horror and science fiction are common. Grossness is not unusual. Humor is almost always present. However, no two bizarro books are the same.