a shoddy bomb casing filled with used pinball-machine parts
I live in a constant state of fear and panic at the thought of a MAC Lip Glass revival.
The Bonnebell lipstick slidey cases used what I believed then and still believe now to be some kind of mindboggling engineering witchcraft. Remember it making me feel like I was in Lost In Space/Gattaca/Hackers/Tomorrow Never Dies.
man this hits hard. i do think the greater number of outspoken queer musicians around these days does have a lot to do with it! (also that righteous retreat thing-- some sort of disconnect on her part manifesting there). maybe even just the broader acceptance of queerness is a part of her aging out though. when i listened to her in college (and secretly in high school) it was this key mode of self-identification (like watching the L word). It drew us homos together, made me feel a part of things before i could really be part of a queer community. i mean, i also just liked her. but i'm afraid listening to her now will punch me too hard in the chest. let's find out!
(broad city abbi shouting "i'm not a mom!" comes to mind here)
thanks, you guys.
This. Is. AMAZING! I became a hardcore Ani-phile in high school and still listen to her early work quite often. But I admit to burning out and not really paying attention to anything post Revelling/ Reckoning. I think your observations are spot-on: the lack of growth in her music and politics, the cringe-worthy decision-making she sometimes employs, etc. I find myself feeling this way about a lot of artists these days, like their best work is behind them no matter how much we wish it weren't so. (Also, clown cones forever!)
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writer based in Toronto interested in culture, identity and things that make people cry.
Well. Good job.
@Vipros that is an A+ joke. Adding it to my repertoire of "nerdy word jokes that will bewilder most people," aka my favorite kind of jokes
this has reminded me of a joke:
how do you titillate an ocelot?
you oscillate its tits a lot
I keep trying to comment something further on your response to the third question but I can't, it's just perfect.
I second what @gilmore_hurls said. I came up with a username just to log in and praise this for being perfect.
Also, I once had a pen shaped like a syringe, and it was fucking awesome.