On Pablo Picasso’s birthday, we revisit his iconic ‘light drawings.’
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DAFT PUNK: THE CREATORS
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“Their major influence has been to not stick by any rules, and in dance music there are a lot of rules.”
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The 40 greatest stoner albums of all time.
What’s behind the song “Tunic (Song for Karen),” from Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo?
I wanted to put Karen Carpenter [who died of anorexia] up in heaven playing drums and being happy. This whole thing about teenage girls cutting themselves and that being associated with anorexia and girls being conditioned to having such a big desire to please – I’m just curious, because of Coco, at what point do girls start getting their sense of self-worth and [need to please] people, and why don’t they have anything else?
Happy 60th birthday Kim Gordon! Read our 1997 Q&A with the Godmother of Grunge where she talks about feminism in rock.
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Radiohead’s Pablo Honey was released 20 years ago today. Read our first story on Radiohead from 1993, when the band was relatively unknown and we called “Creep” “the most audacious pop move since the Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take.’”
OMG! Already 20 years had passed! I am getting old…
“Most of the music is really personal as far as the emotion and the experiences that I’ve had in my life, but most of the themes in the songs aren’t that personal. They’re more just stories from television or books or movies or friends, more so than mine. But definitely the emotion and feeling is from me.” - Kurt Cobain, 1992
Today would have been Kurt Cobain’s 46th birthday.
Richard Nixon and Robocop