I am really happy with our new issue, which is produced in conjunction with The Soundtrack Series. It’s all about the music video, and it has pieces by Zachary Lipez, Manjula Martin, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Dana Rossi, and Maggie Bandur.
Maura Magazine is holding an event at the Museum Of The Moving Image tomorrow night in conjunction with the museum’s music-video-centric (and imminently closing!) Spectacle exhibit, and two of the people whose work appears in this issue—Zack, who wrote about “Everybody Hurts” (as featured on Tim Moore’s latest amazing cover), and Dana, who explored Fleetwood Mac’s losing its way in the ’80s music-video netherworld—will be telling stories. I’ll be telling one, too, about Wham! and “Everything She Wants” and having a big ol’ crush on Andrew Ridgeley. The event starts at 7; come early and you can explore the exhibit for FREE.
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back cover of my grandma’s 7-inch. like her, I make friends wherever I go. #tbt
‘You’re So Vain’ by Faster Pussycat is my new jam.
the unexpected poignance of warrant’s ‘d.r.s.f.r.’
Data are not shown for some of the years you specified because the name Maura was not in the top 1000 names for those years.
ladies and gentlemen, my mom, who is keenly aware of my once double-checking to see if “gullible” was in the dictionary.
You have to watch right now because the video is coming down at midnight.
If you don’t watch right now, then you will miss out forever.
So go ahead and watch the video right now.
In case you were curious…I’m a slight narcissist because I made this my phone’s wallpaper the instant it hit the Internet. I spend a large chunk of the day staring at my name.
But that’s only because I’m really excited about this! I wrote about “The End,” an opera “free of any human appearances” which stars Hatsune Miku, for Maura Magazine. “The End” itself was pretty intense - here’s the official web site, here’s a trailer - but also a chance to reflect on the ever-changing Miku, one of the most interesting…things…in Japan today. The article specifically looks at how she’s being morphed into more of a luxury brand…and how that could alienate long-term fans, who were intrigued by the character because of her accessibility.
You should already subscribe to Maura Magazine because it is great, but feel free to stroke my ego more by subscribing now!