‘Psycho Killer’ by Talking Heads
This version features Arthur Russell on cello, and it’s pretty fantastic.
‘Baboon’ by The Mountain Goats
“Daisies on the hillside like cancer on the skin/Pretty little eyes that flutter in the wind/I’d be grateful my children aren’t here to see this/If you’d ever seen fit to give me children.” That line still shocks me in the best way.
A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly:
“Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of it.”
The sexualization of women is only appealing if it’s nonconsensual. Otherwise it’s “sluttiness,” and sluttiness is agency and agency is threatening."
‘Magic Man (Heart cover)’ by Helms Alee
Played totally straight, but totally fucking awesome.
‘The Bars & Bars’ by Partisan is my new jam.
‘She’s Lost Control’ by Joy Division is my new jam.