The Re-Branding of America: Fame, it is the New Black

Fame… and it goes a little something like this … and it smells a little something like cette How to Make it in Famerica   FAME, as compounded by Lady Gaga: Tears of Belladonna: One part government hooker #tearsontap, one part femme fatale #looselytranslated, one part Donna sans the Ma #bellathemonsterball, consummated in a nocturnal…

CinéMusique: “No Church in the Wild,” The Throne

The Throne… Black Jesus walks in the wild… Where there is no church, just a primal society of spectacular sinners in the magnificent monde a la mode… Amen fashion… London is looting, Paris is burning, New York is occupied, victors are vilified, and the beasts are the beautiful beacons of a new world… Postcolonial cultural institutions,…

The Parisian Throne [Work Tape]

Pretense: This one never really sorted its scope, or structure for that matter, never quite got around to cementing its fundamental triumph beyond the blasphemous battleground, thus released as a work-in-progress (thus, the current “[Work Tape]” nomination), but for the sake of since-it-was-released… the first-take-suzeey riff *** As much the Four Evangelists as they are…