Castle recordings. @jackaroid doing his thing at #astburycastle May on drums for #petrolgirls BRRRING IT!!!
#the hold steady
I’m a pretty shit dancer but trust me I’m worse as a girlfriend
"The only problem that comes with being privileged is occasionally shutting the fuck up, listening to someone else, and being like “oh, that does suck. How can I help?"
next time someone tells you Muslim countries oppress women, let them know Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Turkey, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Senegal have all had female Presidents or Prime Ministers and 1/3rd of Egypt’s parliament is female but the US has yet to even have a female vice president and can’t say “vagina” when discussing female reproductive rights
What if I just don’t want to think about what I look like.
@houseofastbury team reppin’ hard at the lewisham house show earlier, accidentally all wore a different HoA bag and @estervankempen had a YOU WATCH YOUR MOUTH BUDDY tshirt. #strong #reflective #womenscycling #londoncycling #bikepunx
Men want what they want.
So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.
But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.
It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.
Seriously tho. Why *should* she be asked to smile?
Asking a woman to smile is to make her more approachable. It’s to make you feel more comfortable - not her. I, personally, have zero fucks to give about being approachable to strange men on the street. Women are not here to entertain and please random folks.
Asking me to smile is akin to asking me to jump. Um. For what?
There’s this weird responsibility placed on women to be happy and lady-like and pleasant all of the time. It rids us of being able to express our own range of human emotions.
No one is asking for men and women to not interact with each other. That’s silly. This project is asking for women to be interacted with as if they have agency over their own bodies.
I take super hot showers because I like to practice burning in hell
BEST OF BRITISH WEEK - PUNK SPECIAL:
I’ve done a punk week before but I had to add a few punk posts into this week as Britain is where punk originated. The Slits are one of my favourite bands ever. I was about 17 when I first heard Typical Girls. Changed my life =)
Yes!!!! I could bang on for a good hour on why the slits are such an incredible band. Their biography, Typical Girls, is a great read - it inspired me so much in terms of process in making music. I think it says a lot that I relate so directly to the lyrics and music on Cut over 30 years later. And they’re so interesting musically! I can listen to it over and over and find new things. They feel so much more real and raw and stinky to me than loads of bands that exist now. Arrrrgh love love love.
"We have a double standard, which is to say, a man can show how much he cares by being violent — see, he’s jealous, he cares — a woman shows how much she cares by how much she’s willing to be hurt; by how much she will take; how much she will endure."
French street artists RaspouTeam celebrate the anniversary of the Paris Commune in 2011:
"This group of French street artist activists mixes low and high tech in order to link spaces of Paris to their historicity related to La Commune. They chose forty five chapters of those three months of insurrection and for each space concerned by this event, stick up historical photographs like windows of time connecting nowadays Paris with its glorious socialist past. To each of this spaces, they add a QR-Code allowing owners of smart-phone to learn about the events that occurred 140 years earlier at the very place (s)he is standing on."
- The Funambulist
By end of the year
- petrol girls ep. 3 tracks. Complete with banging artwork.
- record all those solo tunes. Tangle of limbs. The final exorcism!! Haaa
- begin a-muse-zine. At least accumulate material. Get writing over Xmas when there will be time, dog and fire.
- figure out & cost exact process for fabricating Give Us A Smile Love in metal.
- learn about metal work..
- house of astbury printing: bandanas, snoods, hoodies, tshirts
- should probably learn some German, with the whole moving to hamburg in the spring thing…
- catch up on outrageous back log of birthday cards/ presents/ thank you letters for things you useless ungrateful nob cheese
- do some paper screen printing. Just do some art that makes some god damn cash so you’re no longer doomed to staring at water and shouting at kids for relentless hours on end.
Time is ruuuuuuning out my time is ruuuuuunning out how did it come to this ooooo- oooooeeeeeyeahyeajyeahyrahyeah ooooooooooyeahyeaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh