Sage Francis: ‘Personal Journals’


Sexual identity, death and mental illness are confronted with equal doses of seriousness and irony, without Francis ever grabbing his crotch or beating his chest. “Inherited Scars” at first sounds like one-night-stand braggadocio (“She said: ‘I want to show you something’ “) but actually documents his sister’s experience with self-mutilation. “Pitchers of Silence” tells of heartbreak and obsession, only to end with a falsetto chorus of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name.”

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Sage Francis: 'Personal Journals' | The Japan Times Online

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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