judyxberman:

In (further) celebration of Live Through This' 20th anniversary, a bonus track: the real “Rock Star,” replaced at the very last minute by “Olympia” because of certain lyrics about Nirvana. This has always been one of my favorite Hole songs. It's one of the most honest, unadorned lyrics Courtney Love has ever written, free of the flowers and milk and bodily fluids and pageant queens that ruled the rest of the album, seething with sarcasm about the jealousy-disguised-as-principled-superiority successful artists have to absorb from their less successful counterparts. Thematically, that puts it very much in line with the rest of the album, although its shiny, jangly, California guitars (also sarcastic, to my ears) make it a bridge to Celebrity Skin. Listening to it again this week, it’s the big sigh — audible for a reason, obviously — Love lets out before launching into the Nirvana verse that gets me. Like she knows she’s getting herself into trouble, saying something she shouldn’t, but she’s just got to unburden herself anyway.

"Barrel of laughs, Nirvana" is amazing. Also, "We are not who we fuck" — twenty years later, she’s still not free from this. 

“I really enjoyed the voice of Fatty XL. A voice which Niina Pollari, [Tytti] Heikkinen’s translator, describes as coming from thousands of specific google searches, which Heikkinen curates. Pollari describes Fatty as ‘an oversharer and an awful fuckup, completely concerned with appearance, substance abuse and adding to her collection of sordid sexual encounters; she is unwilling to learn and unconcerned with growing as a character,’ all of which makes her electric and compelling. Pollari continues, ‘all of her myopic observations are sourced from the teen girl monologues of blog culture, but Heikkinen curated a single, dimensional voice out of bloggy Google sludge.’ This transcendent young girl is reminiscent of Tiqqun’s Theory of the Young-Girl, a philosophical text on the commodity of the ‘young-girl’ in late capitalism, and an obvious counterpart to Fatty XL. Fatty XL behaves as capitalism desires the young-girl to behave. When Tiqqun state that ‘Capitalism has made particular use of the Young-Girl in order to extend its hegemony over the totality of social life,’ it is as though they had Fatty XL in mind.”
Sorry to quote such a long chunk! But this is from Laura Ellen Joyce’s super-extensive piece on several books from Action: The Warmth of the Taxidermied Animal, Pop Corpse, and The Parapornographic Manifesto

SELECTED FAMOUS WOMEN I WAS OBSESSED WITH AS A CHILD

1. Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit is a glamour gal.

She has bright red hair and I never knew a redhead before.

When we watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit in the family room, my father paused and rewound the scene where Jessica Rabbit’s boobs bounced.

Jessica says “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way”.

I met a little girl named Jessica after that and told my friend about her.

"Does she have red hair?" my friend asked.

She didn’t. “Yes,” I said, not wanting to let go of the idea that a future Jessica Rabbit was out there.


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2. Geena Davis

One time at school, I filled out a worksheet that asked me what celebrity I would trade places with.

I wrote down Geena Davis.

Geena Davis seemed like a girls’ girl, with her square jaw.

She was well into her thirties by the time I wrote her name down.

I had watched her in A League Of Their Own, the baseball movie about women.

The movie also has a sexpot character, but I liked Geena Davis best.

I told my best girl friend at school about this movie.

I asked if she would come to my house and watch it with me, but the movie was a rental and got returned.


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3. Alanis Morissette

I bought a copy of Jagged Little Pill.

I collected magazine clippings of Alanis Morissette and put them into a frame, like a collage.

I learned this craft from my friend who did it with JonBenet Ramsey pictures.

Sometimes I got the pictures from magazines I stole from the library.

Sometimes I rifled through people’s recycle bins for magazines; this I always did alone.

I also ordered two photos of Alanis Morissette from the back of a magazine. I liked magazines. 

The new mindtroll track, on which I get to yell about my favorite topic: falling into a well. It’s something I think about a lot. Because like, what if you fall into a well, and nobody cares?

 
“I am superficial because it feels religious”
Melissa Broder in SCARECRONE (via tracydimond)

From HORSE FEET, pt. 4

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I tap my hoof
Gently on the wood like it’s the Sabbath
The cuticle of it makes a nervous-making noise

We are going to go somewhere very soon

mellowpageslibrary:

Yes http://ift.tt/1oYZnQQ

I dropped this over by Mellow Pages so now you can CHECK IT OUT (the only acceptable use of the phrase “check it out” is when it’s a library).

mellowpageslibrary:

Yes http://ift.tt/1oYZnQQ

I dropped this over by Mellow Pages so now you can CHECK IT OUT (the only acceptable use of the phrase “check it out” is when it’s a library).

Did I post this before? It’s one of my favorite pictures. Rohin and I, back before the downfall of all the Manhattan nightlife glossies. I used to be his go-to date for media events whenever he needed someone who would dress well but not be in the way. I used to make a really reliable +1! Then I learned how to scowl.
I believe this was around 2008, and it was a launch party for something Margaret Cho was doing. We tried to leave, but then an amazing song came on. By the end, we were sweathogs. 

Did I post this before? It’s one of my favorite pictures. Rohin and I, back before the downfall of all the Manhattan nightlife glossies. I used to be his go-to date for media events whenever he needed someone who would dress well but not be in the way. I used to make a really reliable +1! Then I learned how to scowl.

I believe this was around 2008, and it was a launch party for something Margaret Cho was doing. We tried to leave, but then an amazing song came on. By the end, we were sweathogs.