is camila cabello really more popular than the pope?

CamilaCabello bw 1500 crop

WHO LIKES THIS SINGER? was the ques­tion on Quora that someone re­quested I an­swer. When I opened the page, there was no other in­for­ma­tion, but there was a link to an­other page some­where on the In­ternet. So I clicked it and ended up on YouTube, where I watched the linked video and a few others.

What hap­pened next is my an­swer to the ques­tion, “Who likes this singer? READ MORE

the night I saw the bangles and didn’t know who they were

Bangles photo Ritz 1984 1500 crop

WAY BACK IN 1984, way back when people ac­tu­ally be­lieved in “trickle-down eco­nomics,” I was living in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona. I had suc­cumbed to the ubiq­ui­tous peer pres­sure ques­tion of “Why do you live in the past when it comes to music?” and pur­chased a couple of al­bums by the Psy­che­delic Furs. While I thought the use of the word “psy­che­delic” in their name may have been ironic, I nonethe­less liked their post-punk British rock-pop. READ MORE