Chris O'Shea

Not the digital artist in England. Or the magician in England. I'm a Charlottesville-based freelance writer. No, I'm not moving to England.

You can contact me at coshea22[at]gmail[dot]com. I can also be found on Twitter. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 24

Important. 


Jun 12
Today in casual racism. 

Today in casual racism. 


May 1

Apr 9
Officially worried about Billy Corgan.

Officially worried about Billy Corgan.


Mar 10

Feb 13
Amazing cover of The Black Panther, a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panthers from 1967 to 1980.
More here.

Amazing cover of The Black Panther, a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panthers from 1967 to 1980.

More here.


Jan 29

The first time I saw Ghostbusters I remember being extremely freaked out by this scene and the accompanying music. However, now that I bothered to research the song — a remix of Mick Smiley’s "Magic" — I’ve learned that it’s not creepy at all.

The magic Smiley is referring to is the feeling of falling in love, not what happens as a result of a ghost containment grid being deactivated by an overreaching, obnoxious lawyer. 

I also think it’s worth mentioning that Smiley was a bassist for Billy Idol and penned Lita Ford’s biggest hit, “Kiss Me Deadly,” a 1998 song that seems to indicate love can be an unintentional — and often unpleasant — consequence of living recklessly.  

That probably wasn’t worth mentioning. 


Jan 4

So I forgot about this Tumblr I started during the summer. It’s sort of an odd, but interesting idea (according to me, at least): Creating fictional pieces based on the characters in popular songs. 

Anyway, the first piece examined the other side of Jim Croce’s “Operator.” I rarely write fiction, but I thought I did alright. 

And yeah, I guess “Operator” was popular back in the early 70s, but you know what I mean.


Dec 19
Doesn’t $6,000 seem a bit high? I mean, a zebra’s just a rad horse. 

Doesn’t $6,000 seem a bit high? I mean, a zebra’s just a rad horse. 


Dec 11

"Overpass" — Papoose.

New Papoose, from his upcoming mixtape, Hoodie Season 2.

Man, sometimes Pap is really impressive. I guess the problem is it’s only sometimes. 


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