Curious Genealogies


My son's black metal band Liturgy has put out a four-minute video of their song "Returner." Apparently there's some big controversy (like father, like son) connected to the fact that they're "hipsters" playing black metal; Bernard says the fans would prefer that they be wearing bullets on their belts and rusty nails sticking out of their shoulders. I don't get it. After playing the South by Southwest festival they stopped in McKinney, Texas, and visited my 83-year-old mother. If you knew my mother, you would find the idea of her entertaining a … [Read more...]