From the July 2013 Fuckin’ Record Review archives: PMarg slags late period Pussy Galore, even though it opened the door for so much to follow (JSBX, Royal Trux, Chrome Cranks, et al). Maybe he didn’t like what those bands became either.
If you enjoy animated GIFs but just don’t think they’re quite artisanal enough, then you’re in luck. An Italian company named OKKULT Motion Pictures has begun producing a line of machines known as “Giphoscopes,” or analog GIF players.
The Giphoscope is based on a 19th century device known as a Mutoscope, which operates on the same principle as a flipbook and was often found at arcades and fairgrounds. Handcrafted from aluminum and walnut, it certainly classes up the GIF genre as a whole. And we begrudgingly concede that’s probably why they decided to use Turkish GIF artist Erdal Inci as the example on their website, rather than, say, a cat getting stuck in a box over and over again. [READ MORE]
"I really believe in history, and that’s something people don’t believe in anymore. I know that what we do and think is a historical creation. I have very few beliefs, but this is certainly a real belief: that most everything we think of as natural is historical and has roots — specifically in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the so-called Romantic revolutionary period — and we’re essentially still dealing with expectations and feelings that were formulated at that time, like ideas about happiness, individuality, radical social change, and pleasure. We were given a vocabulary that came into existence at a particular historical moment. So when I go to a Patti Smith concert at CBGB, I enjoy, participate, appreciate, and am tuned in better because I’ve read Nietzsche."