The Real King Behind Lorde's Grammy-Winning "Royals"
"All them eager actors gladly taking credit/For the lines created by the people tucked away from sight” - “Blame It On The Tetons” by Modest Mouse Last Sunday, Ella Yelich-O’Connor - aka Lorde - won a Grammy for her song “Royals,” which benefited from the highly marketed fact ...read more
Quotes of the Day: How To Stop Pirates and How To Anger the Chinese
"Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most." -- Merchant Navy Officer Rachel Owens on Britney Spears The story is my favorite of the day: Apparently the music of Britney Spears is now being blasted by supertankers ...read more
Does Amanda Bynes Matter?
When I started my blog, Deus Ex Malcontent, seven years ago, it was basically as a means to keep my mind sharp following the surgery I'd undergone to remove a brain tumor. For most of the site's existence, DXM has been a place where I've been able to thrust out there into the ...read more