“Pure & Alive”
Glam Is Gone
Venin Carmin is not your typical diva. She pushes the boundaries, and she pushes them far; I Love Her. The voice is amazing, and the production is stupendous. There is this amazingly dangerous quality to her music. And the video; well, let’s say it’s not for everyone. Carmin’s video is as shocking now as Patti Smith’s “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine” was 40 years ago. Very disturbing. It makes you think about the whole Jesus story, and the underlying sexuality of the ecstasy movement of Christianity (Santa Teresa de Avila, San Juan de la Cruz, Saint Catherine of Sweden). The video takes the Ecstasy of Santa Teresa by Bernini to the next level. Definitely not for the week at heart. For me, this is absolutely wonderful.