In the ‘60s Lou Reed and crew probably didn’t know that Venus in Furs, from Velvet Underground’s debut album with Nico, would define mystery, dark horror and sexiness for every generation that followed. Case in point, the song was just used in the 7th episode of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrinato highlight a moment of gothic sensuality.
But the band was always of their time and ahead of it, as well. 1971’s Candy Says detailed the experiences of Candy Darling, one of the first transgendered superstars, with a beautiful honesty.
Darling, who appeared in cult classics like 1972’s Silent Night , Bloody Night, has plenty of deserved online appreciation. The Velvet Underground, currently being celebrated with an art show in NYC, are always being celebrated at http://www.velvetundergroundmusic.com/, as well.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!
Don’t worry, Virginia! Halloween never dies. Especially if you’re the divine Wendi Freeman and your (comic book oriented) podcast is called Double Page Spread!
In one of her latest installments (ep. 98), the winning Freeman interviews Andrew Pepoy, the man responsible for the variant covers for Afterlife with Archie, that splatter-ific take on Riverdale, post zombie apocalypse, and Robert Hack, the genius whose artwork is making many folks take a very different, totally spooky look at Sabrina, everyone’s favorite teen witch.