Exile on Hate Street

RobertFranklinWilliams
The news is recently filled with images of protests triggered by the murders of black teens by white police. However, reports about the similarities between these happenings and the Civil Rights protests 50 years ago are tightly controlled and focused on fantasies of reconciliation without retribution. It’s as…

Read More »

The Coming of the King

The King
Many folks think of the Ed Sullivan Show when they think of The Coming of Elvis Presley. Closer to the mark, folks often remember his third appearance on the Dorsey Brothers Stage Show in March of 1956 when he sang “Heartbreak Hotel.” Presley’s national debut actually occurred on January 28 of 1956…

Read More »

Wild at Heart at 25

Sailor
This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of my favorite David Lynch film, Wild at Heart. Released in 1990, Wild tells the tale of Sailor and Lula, a red-hot couple who are reunited when Sailor is released from prison. The pair take off on a cross-country road trip that turns into a journey that resembles The…

Read More »

Past Present: Virtual Reali...

VR
We’re about to be submerged in the hype surrounding Virtual Reality, but it’s important to remember that we’re witnessing the second coming of VR which began its life as a cultural artifact/technological prophecy in the 1980′s and early 1990′s. Fiction authors like William Gibson, films…

Read More »

Beautiful Dreamer

Kim Fowley
Kim Fowley is dead. Los Angelino, garage rock professor, underground icon and architect of The Runaways, Kim Fowley has been ill with cancer for some time and as of tonight, he’s no longer with us. If the name Kim Fowley doesn’t immediately have your bells ringing, here’s some of his Rolling Stone…

Read More »

Gentleman Cybernaut

Dismal
Today I have 1013 followers on Twitter, but last night I had 997. The milestone seemed like an opportunity to interact with some folks and get some help scrambling over the hump. A while back, a literary journal I review books for was in a similar position: The folks in charge of their funding were coming to town…

Read More »

All Dolled Up

Dolls
This New York Dolls documentary was just uncovered by Noisey and it’s required viewing for anyone interested in punk’s early greatest days. From the site… Directed by Nadya Beck and Bob Gruen, All Dolled Up: A New York Dolls Story is a feature-length documentary that was filmed in 1972, and sees the…

Read More »

Black Planet at 25

Fear_of_a_Black_Planet
This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet. The ambitious concept album followed-up on the success of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. That album’s socio-political observations found the band comparing that record to Marvin Gaye’s…

Read More »

Timewave Zero!

Time-Wave-Zero-Sept-2012
Keeping with my recent posts on all things eschatological here is a charming-as-hell, cyberific video of Terence McKenna explaining his Timewave Zero theory. Listen closely with your third eye and draw your yarrow sticks with care… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of…

Read More »

CNN’d of The World

CNNd of the world
Yesterday I posted about the connections between evangelical Christianity and belief in the biblical End Times. While I was flipping some new stories into our {R}emnants Flipboard mag yesterday afternoon I found another story about the end of the world involving a recently-discovered video that Ted Turner had made…

Read More »

© 2015 Joe Nolan's Insomnia. All Rights Reserved.
Built by Paper Lion. #teamwork