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the psychology of the swallowed


so!
this is my 100th post!
and ive made you a mix tape!
its 35 songs long!
just some songs that have been sticking in my head lately. sum sum summer jams/a little romantic mayb/whatever
*****CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE DL*****….it might take forever
the title is from this lecture from 1925…


1* ain’t got no senseteenage head
1979, “Canada’s answer to the Ramone’s”…found them after watching Class of 1984, previously mentioned in
twist
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2* till the end of the daythe kinks
1965, i think this is my favorite kinks song…i like their gratuitous use of “yeah” as punctuation…
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3* in my roombest coast
2010, Bethany Cosentino covers the Beach Boy’s classiccc….heres an interview with her on
All Things Considered
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4* like flies on sherbertalex chilton
1979, from the Like Flies on Sherbert album, about which
AllMusic says, “Regrettably, this album cannot be recommended under any circumstances”…
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5* looking for some actionbare wires
2010orsomething, coming to
Danzig’s Sept 3rddd!
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6* do it to me tonighthasil adkins
1955-65, common themes for this Appalachian rockabilly musician included love, heartbreak, police, death, decapitation, hot dogs, aliens, and chicken…
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7* click your fingers applaudingroky erickson and the aliens
1981, Roky was the lead singer of 60s psych band the 13th Floor Elevators. this album was made much later, after Roky was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was given involuntary electroconvulsive therapy…wicked!
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8* the listariel pink
2007, yall know how much i love him. i got to see him a while ago at the bottletree! fun, good band, but a very structured performance, no banter in between songs…but i do love how he STILL dresses like a chick tween from the 90’s.
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9* trydelta 5
1979, from Leeds England, feminist new wavers…i heard them for the first time on some college radio between Baltimore and Norfolk…
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10* time stands stillcut copy
2004, Australian….eezy breezy indie pop, and the singer is cute or something…?
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11* boys will be boysfast
1977, NYC Hi-NRG disco/pop/electro…Mikki and Paul Zone, also of Man 2 Man…bonus Keith Haring single cover…

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12* please stand bythe shivvers
1979, critics blame the bands location, milwaukee wi, for their failure to gain wide-spread popularity…previously mentioned in
not so much to be loved as to love

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13* soal asmaradara puspita
1966, indonesian, their name translates to “the flower girls”…perhaps the first all-girl garage rock group…?

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14* what should i dothe shaggs
1968, lets just call it art brut rock from New Hampshire…the shaggs was composed of sisters Dot, Betty and Helen Wiggins…their grandmother had learned in a palmreading session that they would form a popular music group, so their father pulled the girls out of school and bought them instruments and music lessons. the girls themselves had never planned to be a band. they recorded one album, “Philosophy of the World”, which recieved a lot of attention when Frank Zappa mentioned it in an interview. apparantly theres a tribute album featuring artists like Deerhoof and R. Stevie Moore covering Shaggs songs…
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15* summertime bluesthe flying lizards
1979, my dad had this album when i was little…
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16* aint youkleenex/LiLiPUT
1978, Switzerland, pavin the way for Riot Grrls or whatevrrr…

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17* 52 girlsthe b-52’s
1979, Athen’s GA, kooky quirky i wanna dance in a flapper dress toooooo
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18* little fluffy cloudsthe orb
1991…..mmm, im not that wise on house music culture…but, i like this ambient, early-morning rave stuff…reminds me of my childhood obsession with deee-lite


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19* vacationbeach fossils
2010, brooklyn…got to see these cuties at
Nashville’s Dead Freakin’ Weekend. thats Bekah Cope’s pic…
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20* the turnpike downthe lemonheads
1992, Boston…guilty summertime pleasure, Evan Dando is a forever kind of love…

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21* dying for itthe vaselines
1986, glasgow scotland…a little-known band with a short career, Kurt Cobain covered their songs “Molly’s Lips”, “Son of a Gun” and “Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam” bringing them exposure…also they are super cuties

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22* stop itpylon
1980, athens GA, i discussed them previously in
las vegas diamond lust….i wanna scream like vanessa briscoe

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23* sleepyheadpassion pit
2009, boston…another guilty pop pleasure! what can i say, im a sucker for dumb beats…thats the originial sample they use, celtic singer mary o’hara’s “oro mo bhaidin”…i really miss a good pop dance party
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24* schizophreniasonic youth
from 1987’s Sister album, this is the song i turn to when theres nothing else i care to listen to…previously discussed goo in
it was all whirlwind, heat and flash
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25* new lifethe bird names
2008, Chicago…previously discussed in
rainy day driving

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26* anniemirrors
1973, Cleveland. by 1975, mirrors had reformed to become the Styrenes. aaand i saw them at Bettys this past winter!
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27* tonightthe spits
2009, Seattle…another radical show i got to witness! this time at the
Stinkwater supper club…good times! fog machine, fire, stirrin the pit. punched in the face fun…pic by bekah
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28* vertigothe screamers
1977, LA. the band never released an official record but was extremely popular in the club scene. they were famous for elaborate stage shows and costumes, probably inspired by frontman, Tomata du Plenty’s relationship with the Cockettes, a psychadelic drag queen group from San Francisco…

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29* freaks outhubble bubble
1978, Brussels…short-lived punk experiment of Roger Jouret/Plastic Bertrand
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30* loreleitom tom club
1981, LOVE YOU TOM TOM CLUB! talking head’s tina weymouth and chris frantz…this debut album also has the song Genius of Love on it which was heavily sampled in the 80s and 90s…most notably by Mariah Carey for the song Fantasy…i mentioned my love of tom tom club to a friend and he suggested i listen to Bohannon, bad ass disco bandleader from the 70s…super slick and sexyyy. makes everyone else sound lazy and severely under-whelming…

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31* its needlessthe toms
1979, New Jersey, the toms is actually a one man band named Tom Marolda, an established record producer and sound engineer…
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32* try againbig star
1972, this song just breaks my heart…
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33* baby, you’re just youthe pastels
1989, Glasgow Scotland, frontman Stephen Pastel’s record label 53rd and 3rd carried Jesus and Mary Chain and The Vaselines…connections! they look like such bebes…

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34* andmoreagainlove
1967, LA. another band that shoulda woulda coulda been bigger. apparantly they just refused to tour…
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35* chereesuicide
1977, NY, and then Bruce Springsteen heard suicide’s “Frankie Teardrop” and wrote “State Trooper”…

tada!! enjoy!!

it was all whirlwind, heat and flash…


so i dont know why, but ive always been unfailingly fascinated with psycho killers and murderers and stories of violent atrocities.
i dont know what it is, maybe because ive had such a sparkling, care-free life, because ive hardly been touched by death or harm…im so entranced by something so opposite from what ive experienced? im not sure.
regardless, i stumbled upon Myra Hindley’s photograph on this iconic photos blog (which is genuinely worth a look) and i realized i didnt actually know much about her case.
in 1966, Myra and her lover Ian Brady were convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting 5 but possibly 6/7 boys and girls aged 10-17 and then burying them in Saddleworth Moor.
This is Myra with her dog, Puppet, at John Kilbride’s grave (one of their victims)…spooky

Myra never admitted to actually murdering any of the children. once she confessed, she insisted that she was always somewhere else (in the kitchen, looking out the window, running a bath) while Ian killed them. however, Myra always played a key role in the abduction of the victims…Myra convinced the first victim, 16 year old Pauline Reade, to come along with her to the moor in order to search for a lost expensive glove…Myra has admitted:

My crime was worse than Brady’s because I enticed the children and they would never have entered the car without my role.”



but in other instances, Myra said that Ian drugged her in order to convince her to go along with the crimes
(thats called pullin a Patty Hearst). she and Ian were given multiple life sentences and Myra continually petitioned for her early release but died, incarcerated at the age of 60. Ian, on the other hand, asked to be put in solitary confinement and has said that he never wants to be released. he is the longest serving prisoner in England and Wales and has attempted suicide through hunger strikes. he promised to give up additional information for the right to kill himself, but was denied…hes still alive as of now and has published a book called The Gates of Janus, an analysis of serial murder and specific serial killers.

from wikipedia regarding their relationship:

“Brady asked her [Hindley] on a date to the cinema where they watched a film about the Nuremberg Trials. Their dates together followed a regular pattern; a trip to the cinema, usually to watch an adult film, and then back to Hindley’s house to drink German wine. Brady then gave her reading material, and the pair spent their work lunch breaks reading aloud to one another from accounts of Nazi atrocities. Hindley began to emulate an ideal of Aryan perfection, dying her hair blonde and applying thick crimson lipstick.”

mm, i do love a good riesling
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there are two made for tv films about the case. the first is Longford for HBO and it concentrates on Frank Pakenham, the Earl of Longford and his unsuccessful 1985 campaign to get Myra Hindley paroled.
he contested that she was merely a political prisoner, that she had repented her sins and become a changed woman. a year after the campaign started, Myra admitted to two more murders but the Earl did not relent his crusade.
this is now at the top of my netflix list, but, i must say…Samantha Morton just cannot pull off those psycho Myra eyes, she kinda looks freaked out…right? i dunno, maybe shes got it….


anyway the second film, is called See No Evil…this totally has a Twin Peaks vibe. now this Myra looks evil and calculating and manipulative…

i guess in Longford, theyre trying to make her out to be a victim of circumstance, coming from an abusive household etc. but yeah, here shes an ax wielding maniac…i mean, bitch was a lying psychopath, lets tell it like it is. i wish i could find more pictures, but its an English series so, this is all i could find.


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and thenn, theres the Marcus Harvey painting “Myra” composed of stenciled children’s hand prints…part of the 1997 Sensation exhibition, and perhaps the most controversial of all the works included in the show. viewers were disgusted by it, even Myra herself said the artist should remove it from the show. it was attacked with eggs and ink and had to be put behind perspex….but i mean…think about it! its demented, its perfect, its fear and inhumanity objectified…
art critic Richard Cork wrote:

“Far from cynically exploiting her notoriety, Harvey’s grave and monumental canvas succeeds in conveying the enormity of the crime she committed. Seen from afar, through several doorways, Hindley’s face looms at us like an apparition. By the time we get close enough to realise that it is spattered with children’s handprints, the sense of menace becomes overwhelming.”

yes.
ugh, there is so much out there about her. just go look it up yerself….
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ok! final thing, and what i think is my most exciting find during this fevered research….
this: Raymond Pettibon’s cover for Sonic Youth’s Goo….

is based on this: a paparazzi photo of Myra’s sister Maureen and her husband David Smith arriving at Myra and Ian’s trial in 1966….David Smith witnessed the pair’s last murder, and it was his phone call to the police that started the entire investigation….

ugh…i did not mean to end up on this rant….i had some other things i wanted to mention…but i guess theyll just have to wait. i can’t help it that interests are interesting