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I knew one of the Inflatable Boy Clams back in the day and she’s as cool as you can imagine.

oh my word, did you really? that’s incredible. their self titled means so much to me, it’s my very favorite record. i even have two copies- one for framing, one for spinning. the same women from inflatable boy clams were also in pink section, right? i remember carol being in a few other good bands, at least. i always imagined they’d be the neatest gals. wow, i’d probably lose it if i ever met any of them.

i wonder if they know they have something of a cult following. we are wee in size but mighty in devotion. i know ariel pink & his bassist tim are fans, we geeked out a little over them last year.

serious business indeed

for the longest time i thought john cale and john cage were the same person (blame wonky metadeta of ‘paris 1919’ in my itunes + them both working w/ prepared piano) until i said something profoundly dense in a music theory course- “i may not like him as much as his peers, but i admire his versatility. composing pieces complex as I Ching while forming a band as influential as the Velvet Underground.” the professor gave me a perplexed once over, cocked his head & said “…i think… i think you may be mistaken.” god, i wanted to die.

i used to be a huge nico fan, never got people who favored chelsea girl to the marble index or desertshore (her & john cale were a dream team. they were darker, truer to her vision, a precursor to gothy post-punk [+elliott smith]) but now genevieve spins it a lot, i think i was too harsh. “these days” is delicate in its saturnine sentimentality, i get the appeal. that last line ruins me.

mostly i wanted an excuse to draw her. she was an alien kind of gorgeous.

forcing myself to practice line art panel backgrounds to get over my loathing of drawing scenery 

cover of amaryllis’ “おとうさん” (1985)

cover of amaryllis’ “おとうさん” (1985)

"something to be said for a city you can’t get lost in"

"something to be said for a city you can’t get lost in"

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ugh http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/read_a_5th_grade_girls_diary_entry_about_discovering_punk_music

i swear that journal entry will be the post gone rouge that haunts me till i die and if i had a dime for every time it’s been shared on other sites or someone’s accused me of “faking it” i’d have enough money to buy the ‘79 alternative tentacles first pressing of “california uber alles” 

Do you have any feelings about Alison Bechdel winning the MacArthur genius award? I thought I remembered you saying you were a fan at some point but could be mistaken. Either way big deal for women in comics yeah?

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yes. at first i was just extremely happy but then my mom saw an article about it and called me to say “so maybe making weird little autobiographical comics could amount to something after all”- she’s never before really acknowledged any kind of art/ creative pursuit of mine as more than a hobby/ something i’ll grow out of eventually/ nothing i can ever count on as a career (or even talked to me since the whole college thing) so i cried. little sad that it took bechdel winning an award that demands her medium be taken seriously to make that exchange happen, but i’m ecstatic about it either way. for both the universal and personal significance.

it’s all made me feel a bit less insecure and fervently doubtful about my own work. starting to think it’s not all as otiose as i tell myself it is. so yeah, god, everything about bechdel winning the macarthur is good. she deserves it.

 

nylso’s work from tunes: a comic history of rock and roll (my own scans)

didn’t much care for the book as a whole but i love his pages in it. so apt for the bands he chose, makes me feels pangs of nostalgia for being 17 and loitering around crown hill. wish i could find more of his stuff online

walks

walks

hey i received mr. dan barrett’s blessing to print and sell copies of that HANL comic book (with an offer to buy some wholesale to sell in the shop what a thing) i’m pretty happy about it and am probably gonna take a day or so off work this week to add a the few more pages i have laid out then go get a bunch printed, so stay tuned. how neat though.





begin the onslaught of halloween-y CDs. this is one i made for jill in haste cause we’ve both been pining for an early fix of louise huebner-esque dark and offbeat witchiness (please listen to her 1969 masterpiece “Seduction Through Witchcraft” it will get you through october) real witch business.
Orgies, a Tool of Witchcraft – Louise Huebner (1969)
Hello Horror – Annie Anxiety (1981)
Spleen – Ruth White (1969)
Devilcock – Princess Tinymeat (1987)
Evening of Light – Nico (1969)
Mass Emmanuel – Sister Irene O’Connor (1976)
Spiritual Cramp – Christian Death (1982)
Requiem pour Satan – Camille Sauvage (1976)
Falling (from “Dreams”) – Delia Derbyshire (1964)
Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s theme) – Robert Cobert (1969)
Invocation of the Gods – Freya Aswynn (1987)
Over Dark Harbors – Maybe Mental (1982)
Spellbound – Pink Military (1979)
Death Posture – Zero Kama (1984) (what’s a respectable witch CD without your favorite “human bones as instruments” band)
Dark Footsteps/ Isolation – Gene Moore (1962)
The Blackness – Boyd Rice and Friends (1990)
Noxious (The Demon’s Game) – Corpus Delicti (1994)
Frauyer – Horrific Child (1976)
Litanies of Satan – Diamanda Galas (1982)
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begin the onslaught of halloween-y CDs. this is one i made for jill in haste cause we’ve both been pining for an early fix of louise huebner-esque dark and offbeat witchiness (please listen to her 1969 masterpiece “Seduction Through Witchcraft” it will get you through october) real witch business.

  1. Orgies, a Tool of Witchcraft – Louise Huebner (1969)
  2. Hello Horror – Annie Anxiety (1981)
  3. Spleen – Ruth White (1969)
  4. Devilcock – Princess Tinymeat (1987)
  5. Evening of Light – Nico (1969)
  6. Mass Emmanuel – Sister Irene O’Connor (1976)
  7. Spiritual Cramp – Christian Death (1982)
  8. Requiem pour Satan – Camille Sauvage (1976)
  9. Falling (from “Dreams”) – Delia Derbyshire (1964)
  10. Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s theme) – Robert Cobert (1969)
  11. Invocation of the Gods – Freya Aswynn (1987)
  12. Over Dark Harbors – Maybe Mental (1982)
  13. Spellbound – Pink Military (1979)
  14. Death Posture – Zero Kama (1984) (what’s a respectable witch CD without your favorite “human bones as instruments” band)
  15. Dark Footsteps/ Isolation – Gene Moore (1962)
  16. The Blackness – Boyd Rice and Friends (1990)
  17. Noxious (The Demon’s Game) – Corpus Delicti (1994)
  18. Frauyer – Horrific Child (1976)
  19. Litanies of Satan – Diamanda Galas (1982)

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