Filthy Dreams’ Ratings Machine Inauguration Playlist
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Filthy Dreams’ Ratings Machine Inauguration Playlist

Hello, babies. Welcome to year 2017. Everything is in its right place, and it’s so gerr-rrr-oo-vy. Sigh! Trump won! What do we do?! Join The Thin White Duke? Why bother! Why overcome nihilism? Wait…where have we heard that one before? Well, there’s really nothing else to do but grab the popcorn! At the precipice of these four years … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’ Candy Cane Lane Playlist
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Filthy Dreams’ Candy Cane Lane Playlist

Ho Ho HO-OOH MY GOD! Quick, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! We have no time for formalities, it’s time for some panic-driven, wild-eyed Black Friday shopping! Where do we start first? Macy’s? The mall? Donald Trump’s online store with $149 Make America Great Again Christmas ornaments? Where…WHERE? It’s time for holiday hysterics again and there’s no better … Continue reading

There’s Power In The Bottom: Queer Longing In Tsinder Ash’s ‘The Carbon Of Your Delight’
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There’s Power In The Bottom: Queer Longing In Tsinder Ash’s ‘The Carbon Of Your Delight’

Is there something about music that lends itself as a medium to explore tortured and painful yet romantic and erotic queer longing? From Perfume Genius’ melancholic songs like “Hood” to The Communards’ bizarrely manic renditions of torch songs and even, appropriated show tunes from Broadway musicals such as “On My Own” from Les Miz caterwauled … Continue reading

Move Over, Mozart! 7 Experimental Emerging Composers For Curious Novice Ears
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Move Over, Mozart! 7 Experimental Emerging Composers For Curious Novice Ears

Here is a non-definitive list of experimental emerging composers cutting it up in New York, making departures from tradition and leading us down tainted détournements of sound. This semi-competent list is made for those of you, like me, that consider yourselves utter rookies who may have tried playing the recorder for a hot half-second in school before giving up. Continue reading