Up until his tragic passing at age 39 last December, Alex Soria was the impetus behind one of Montreal’s finest rock ‘n’ roll bands ever, the Nils. One of the first punk bands on the local scene, going all the way back to the ’70s, the Nils were responsible for creating some of the most criminally beautiful music to ever emerge from these parts.
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Photo above by Louie Pepin Being punk today is very well accepted but with the 40th anniversary of Montreal first Punk Fest taking place, let’s remember those who paved the way. Those who were ridiculed, spat at, beaten and bitten didn’t have it easy. I am lucky to have a first-hand witness who was right […]
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Photo above by Marcia Resnick Warhol’s Screen Tests Warhol directed over 400 screen tests, and they serve now and forever as a remarkable archive of the personalities of the New York art scene and the Factory. Artists, male and female prostitutes, art dealers, transexuals, collectors, critics, writers, musicians, lesbians, actors, poets, dandys, painters, sculptors, dancers, […]
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The Rolling Stones in the 60s/Video Playlist A playlist of the best old tracks from the Rolling Stones A Little More About The Stones… Little did the Rolling Stones know how apt their name – inspired by the title of a Muddy Waters song, “Rollin’ Stone” – would turn out to be. Formed in 1962, […]
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A Violent Death. An Immortal Photo. The body of 23-year-old Evelyn McHale rests atop a crumpled limousine minutes after she jumped to her death from the Empire State Building, May 1st, 1947.
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PLAYLIST – PART II This is Angela Womann and This is BEATING TIME – Part II Caution: this program may contain coarse language and/or material which may be considered offensive. Please be advised. CLICK FOR PART 1 HERE!
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I Got Believers – Believing Me This is Angela Womann and This is BEATING TIME Caution: this program may contain coarse language and/or material which may be considered offensive. Please be advised.
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The Priest They Called Him Cobain greatly admired Burroughs, instigating their collaboration on The “Priest” They Called Him and visiting the Beat legend at his home in Lawrence, Kansas. And while Burroughs does not seem to have been especially impressed with the music of Nirvana, he was greatly saddened by Cobain’s suicide. Here is the […]
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IMAGE ABOVE:The Gun painting by Andy Warhol is unique work on canvas that portrays the artist’s commercialization of violence in society. Warhol was always fascinated with the idea of life and death, which can be seen in his Death and Disaster series as well as in his Guns and Knives paintings. His obsession with death […]
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Tales of Auto Elasticity Inspired by Californian road trips along endless highways through deserted baron lands. Auto aerobics began life as a tiny idea for a project about New York. Walking through Brooklyn on a winters evening is a truly memorable experience which motivated me to build a digital 3D model that captured the various […]
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