Music Monday: The Sign

There’s already so much meaning behind the Ace of Base song “The Sign“.

A couple weeks ago, Lazarus took it to another level.

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong?

Richard Spencer Taps Group as “Official” Alt-Right Band

In an interview yesterday, before he was so rudely removed from CPAC, AltRight.com founder Richard Spencer playfully pegged Depeche Mode as the “official band”of the Alt-Right.

In a later Tweet, Spencer clarified he was only joking but identified himself as a fan of the band.

In the comments for the AltRight.com article covering the story, readers described Depeche Mode’s latest single as “pandering to SJWs” but provide much acclaim for the band’s 1990 release “Violator”.

Here it is:

So what do you think?

Personally, I see David Bowie, particularly his “Thin White Duke” persona, as more representative of Alt-Right culture. AltRight.com, for the most part, seems to agree, having published an article last month recognizing Bowie as such. However, that’s not to take away from Depeche Mode in any fashion. There’s no contradiction in any way.  Apparently Bowie was a big influence on Depeche Mode.

 

Milo Is Welcome Here

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Lately everyone is turning their backs on Milo Yiannopoulos. CPAC disinvited him from its event. Simon & Schuster cancelled his book deal.  Even Breitbart forced him out.  We at IPR-X have heard enough.

Even though Milo engages in unhealthy homosexual acts, at least he recognizes the problems of Islam, transsexuals, and feminism.  Those who criticize Milo are just hypocrites who care more about destroying his image as a dangerous faggot than protecting children.  There is nothing wrong with anything he said about teenagers.  He just expressed an opinion from his personal experience.

Unlike all the fair weather friends, we stand with Milo.  This here is an open invitation to Milo. You are welcome here and invited to become a contributor here if you so desire.

Please contact me at citizennorman@gmail.com.

Joy Villa’s Bowie Connection

Joy Villa, the recording artist who wore the “Make America Great Again” dress to the Grammy Awards in honor of President Donald Trump last week, made such an impact with the public that for most of last week her 2014 EP “I Make the Static” was the #1 album for sales on iTunes and Amazon.  Concerning the reception she received, Joy told Breitbart:

Honestly, I did get some hate. I got some dirty looks. I got a guy who said, ‘I would like to step on it.’ You know. I got the negativity. But they didn’t come up to me and say anything except for that one person. The people who poured their heart and soul and actually came up to me and took photos with me and said I just wanted to tell you I love you. I love your dress. I love what you’re doing. Those were the overwhelming majority that day. Even at the Grammys.

Curiously, more digging about Joy uncovers a connection to the late great David Bowie, the Thin White Duke, whom we at IPR-X previously connected to Trump’s rise.  Joy is married to Danish photographer Thorsten Overgaard.  On his website, we find a multitude of articles featuring his photography, including some photos of Joy.  One article from February of last year titled “Remembering David Bowie” discusses the impact Bowie had on both Overgaard and Joy. Overgaard writes:

Joy and I happen to have had Ziggy Stardust as the soundtrack to our romance the first 6-9 months of our time together. When traveling from New York through Canada, Europe and to Asia we had it on repeat.

Apart from that period, Bowie haven’t filled our thoughts much of the time.

But when he died, you realize what you lost.

The article also shows Joy’s personal tribute to Bowie.  Just like her tribute to President Trump, Joy honored Bowie through a dress.  After last year’s Grammys, Overgaard and Joy visited Garbage Gone Glam where they created a dress on Joy’s body made up of Bowie album covers.

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Garbage Gone Glam’s Kristen Alyce creates the dress on Joy’s body

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Workshop photo by Mark Tenally