inessential by Brent Simmons


Blade Runner riddle solved. No! That's just so completely and tragically wrong. Listen. Having Rick Deckard be a replicant is clever and ironic, sure, but pretty boring. Not knowing -- and knowing that on the most important level it doesn't matter -- is much better.

And who the hell is Ridley Scott to say? Rick Deckard is Philip Dick's creation. Ridley Scott has exactly zero authority on this. Go to blazes for being such a dumb-ass.

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Went on a Napster-induced oldies binge last night. Chiffons, Martha and the Vandellas, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Marvelettes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ritchie Valens. I like to daydream about an alternate history: how would rock and roll have progressed had the British Invasion not happened?