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Bands Are the Best Functional Dysfunctional Families

November 12, 2010

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I remember reading the word for the first time and chewing it like a piece of perfectly done steak: gestalt. It had come out of the mouth of Richard Patrick, frontman of Filter. It was in one of those very mid-’90s, sound-bitey to the point of being fetishistic “light” news sections in Rolling Stone or SPIN. […]

A Timeline of Ecstatic Influence: An Addendum to Lethem

September 27, 2010

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As Lethem so definitively demonstrates, no one is complete without input—shit tons of the stuff. And yet there's something in human beings even in the 21st century that insists the things that move us be pure of history, as if charisma was a product only of the womb and not an accumulation of experience.