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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!!

not so much to be loved as to love…


Jill Kossoris “does Blondie” better than anyone else…
apprantly Jill lives in Nashville now….hm



also, jill is totally hair inspiration for those of us fine and pin straight-haired….some of the members of the Shivvers were also in a band called In a Hot Coma, i cant find anything about them on the internet except for this snippet of a song on allmusic…i wanna stay up all night…click the lil speaker once you get there…
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man, so ben and elle have been off vacay-ing in mexico for a week now, they come back tomorrow and meanwhile! so much has happened to Rufus and I while holding down the fort (rufus is the d-o-g)…

went out to girls night! had tapas and got SICK FOOD POISONING SICK…but not immediately, first we went to see Natural Child

then i was sick forever, found a mouse in the house, made 60 bucks, spent it at the thrift store, and then i broke my glasses! end of an under-documented era…this is the only (unflattering) picture i think of me in said glasses…incidentally, this was also taken the day after my bday and double incidentally im in love with summer and i cannot wait for us to see each other again…

anyway, after a mild pout and identity crisis, i found these Bettys on etsy and said “ooooooooh!!” so i knew i needed them. im excited to begin new identity: horn-rimmed prom date/nerd-corp nurse type in regulation pink aluminum…

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and THEN i went to see Jonathan Richman at the 5spot. ugh, i DIE. what a SWOON FEST, me and my girlfriends could hardly keep upright the whole time, so weak in the knees for him!
i had seen him before about two years ago, same place, and i had forgotten what an intense performer he is! he gets this puppy dog stare while he plays, hes so sincere, id vote for him. there it is…

and he just has complete mastery of his instrument and his voice and you can tell he’s been on stage forever and adores it. and hes so funny and deep and talented and WE GOT OUR PICTURE WITH HIM and im such a blushing fan-girl, all i could do was giggle and gasp at him. siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh

via jojo blog…heres his song “older girl”…..
she smiled, and that got me thinking about her….


not so much to be loved as to love…st francis of assisi via jonathan richman.
the show last night, there were maybe 100 people there. very intimate, and everyone was completely silent…
lovely lovely lovely
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