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Courtney Love released her definitive artistic statement four days after her husband Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head, and she called the album Live Through This. In terms of morbidly cosmic coincidences, that’s up there with Biggie Smalls naming his second album Life After Death and then dying before its release, or the Ultimate Warrior showing up on Monday Night Raw to make a speech about how he’ll live forever because the fans are his storytellers and then suddenly dropping dead less than 24 hours later. It’s the sort of thing where you want to read hidden messages into the album’s title, and into the album itself, turning it into a document of a famous widow’s grief even if she recorded it before she knew what to grieve. And parts of the album are certainly about Cobain, who was alive when Love’s band Hole recorded it — he sang backup on a couple of songs — but who was not exactly living the healthiest of lives. “They really want you, but I do too,” Love sang on “Doll Parts,” in what has to be the best evocation of what it was like to be in Cobain’s life at that time. But truthfully, Live Through This isn’t about Cobain, and it isn’t about grief or drugs or suicide or depression, either. It’s an album about defiance and survival, about the challenge of operating with a functional bullshit detector, about identifying the ideas and people that aren’t working for you and sneeringly jettisoning them from your life. It’s about, as SPIN put it at the time, using rock stardom as revenge against the entire world. It’s a masterful piece of work, and 20 years after its release, it still sounds like an emotional smoking crater...
Hole’s Live Through This came out 20 years ago today.

stereogum:

Courtney Love released her definitive artistic statement four days after her husband Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head, and she called the album Live Through This. In terms of morbidly cosmic coincidences, that’s up there with Biggie Smalls naming his second album Life After Death and then dying before its release, or the Ultimate Warrior showing up on Monday Night Raw to make a speech about how he’ll live forever because the fans are his storytellers and then suddenly dropping dead less than 24 hours later. It’s the sort of thing where you want to read hidden messages into the album’s title, and into the album itself, turning it into a document of a famous widow’s grief even if she recorded it before she knew what to grieve. And parts of the album are certainly about Cobain, who was alive when Love’s band Hole recorded it — he sang backup on a couple of songs — but who was not exactly living the healthiest of lives. “They really want you, but I do too,” Love sang on “Doll Parts,” in what has to be the best evocation of what it was like to be in Cobain’s life at that time. But truthfully, Live Through This isn’t about Cobain, and it isn’t about grief or drugs or suicide or depression, either. It’s an album about defiance and survival, about the challenge of operating with a functional bullshit detector, about identifying the ideas and people that aren’t working for you and sneeringly jettisoning them from your life. It’s about, as SPIN put it at the time, using rock stardom as revenge against the entire world. It’s a masterful piece of work, and 20 years after its release, it still sounds like an emotional smoking crater...

Hole’s Live Through This came out 20 years ago today.

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…love is something you never asked for…

Sailormouth Mixtape # 30, March 2014: Everything is blue in this world//Melt into the green - 2014 Cont’d

INTRO: “IV (Excerpt)” MARSEN JULES / “NO, It’s Worse…”
“Alone All the Way” THE BODY
“The Downward Spiral (A Gilded Sickness)” NINE INCH NAILS vs. COIL
“Everything in Reverse” YVETTE
“Strangers” RAINER VEIL
“Dimension of Mirrors” DEAD REPTILE SHRINE
“Inside Palace” COIN
“One Hard Man” CARLA BOZULICH
“Fascist Moron” FUKPIG
“Boxes” BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB
“Got Dem Freaks Wit Me” MOODYMANN
“The Body You Deserve” HTRK
“Riots Don’t Just Happen” GABRIEL SALOMAN
“Wizzard King” INSIDE
INTERLUDE: “IV (Excerpt)” MARSEN JULES / “Cup Of tea?”
“I Could Not Shift the Shadow” CURRENT 93 feat. NICK CAVE
“Ooze” STREETWALKER
“Nostalgia (’81 Demo)” WEEKEND
OUTRO: “IV (Excerpt)” MARSEN JULES / “Boys…”

ONLY LOUD ~or~ HEADPHONES IS REAL.

….please close yr eyes at this time….Sailormouth Mixtape # 29, March 2014: Blaze! The Light of Ten Thousand Suns! - New Music Selections from Early 2014
DOWNLOAD HERE.
PART I: CALL FOR PROTECTIONIntro: Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Inside the Wave” PYE CORNER AUDIO“Carpe Jugular” THE HIDDEN CAMERAS“Wanderlust” WILD BEASTS“Rescue, Mister” TRUST“Patriarchy Over & Out” PLANNINGTOROCK“She Gutta” MYKKI BLANCO“He’s A Liquid” GAZELLE TWINIntermission:  Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Stash’s Theme” JACK DICEPART II: WEIGHTLESS“Botanica de Los Angeles” XIU XIU“Angel” DONCHRISTIAN“Weightless” NENEH CHERRY“Danceland” CARLA BOZULICH“Lobby” CIBO MATTO“Jerk Ribs (Beatnik Remix)” KELIS“Leviathan” FREEFORM FIVE & ROISIN MURPHYOutro: Church Universal & Triumphant vs. “A Living End” PERC

….please close yr eyes at this time….

Sailormouth Mixtape # 29, March 2014: Blaze! The Light of Ten Thousand Suns! - New Music Selections from Early 2014

DOWNLOAD HERE.


PART I: CALL FOR PROTECTION

Intro: Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Inside the Wave” PYE CORNER AUDIO

“Carpe Jugular” THE HIDDEN CAMERAS
“Wanderlust” WILD BEASTS
“Rescue, Mister” TRUST
“Patriarchy Over & Out” PLANNINGTOROCK
“She Gutta” MYKKI BLANCO
“He’s A Liquid” GAZELLE TWIN

Intermission:  Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Stash’s Theme” JACK DICE

PART II: WEIGHTLESS

“Botanica de Los Angeles” XIU XIU
“Angel” DONCHRISTIAN
“Weightless” NENEH CHERRY
“Danceland” CARLA BOZULICH
“Lobby” CIBO MATTO
“Jerk Ribs (Beatnik Remix)” KELIS
“Leviathan” FREEFORM FIVE & ROISIN MURPHY

Outro: Church Universal & Triumphant vs. “A Living End” PERC

….please close yr eyes at this time….

Sailormouth Mixtape # 29, March 2014: Blaze! The Light of Ten Thousand Suns! - New Music Selections from Early 2014

PART I: CALL FOR PROTECTION

Intro: Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Inside the Wave” PYE CORNER AUDIO

“Carpe Jugular” THE HIDDEN CAMERAS
“Wanderlust” WILD BEASTS
“Rescue, Mister” TRUST
“Patriarchy Over & Out” PLANNINGTOROCK
“She Gutta” MYKKI BLANCO
“He’s A Liquid” GAZELLE TWIN

Intermission:  Elizabeth Clare Prophet vs. “Stash’s Theme” JACK DICE

PART II: WEIGHTLESS

“Botanica de Los Angeles” XIU XIU
“Angel” DONCHRISTIAN
“Weightless” NENEH CHERRY
“Danceland” CARLA BOZULICH
“Lobby” CIBO MATTO
“Jerk Ribs (Beatnik Remix)” KELIS
“Leviathan” FREEFORM FIVE & ROISIN MURPHY

Outro: Church Universal & Triumphant vs. “A Living End” PERC

HAPPY 73rd BUFFY

ORIGINALLY POSTED IN 2011:

Respect. ‘Pointed Hat, Magic Signs & Things Like That’

Sailormouth Mixtape #9, February 2011:

In Celebration of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 70th Birthday, February 20th, 2011.

If you don’t know her or just think you do - start here.  Prolific, & fluid Song-Writer, Gifted & Unique Vocalist, Musical Pioneer, Social Activist, Outlaw, Witchy Woman. She was spied on by the FBI, but later won an Oscar. She was blacklisted by broadcasters, but found refuge on Public Televison as a cast member of ‘Sesame Street.’  As a musician, she was the first artist to use a synthesizer on a folk record - in 1968; 20 Years later in 1989, Buffy, an early adapter of digital recording, was the first artist to use the internet to record an album, trading files with her producer online. ‘

  • Intro - The War Racket
  • Little Wheel Spin and Spin (1966)
  • Cod’ine (1964)
  • Fixin’ To Die (1965)
  • Broke Down Girl (1965)
  • Dyed Dead Red (1969)
  • Lazarus (1965)
  • Suffer The Little Children (1969)
  • Better To FInd Out For Yourself (1969)
  • With You, Honey (1969)
  • He’s A Keeper of The FIre (1969)
  • Poppies (1969)
  • Song Of The Partisan (1970)
  • Not The Lovin’ Kind (1972)
  • Mongrel Pup (1975)
  • The Jewels of Hanalei (1973)
  • Way Way Way (1974)
  • Starwalker (1976)
  • Generation (1975)
  • Disinformation (1989)
  • Isketayo Sewow / “Blacklisted” interlude
  • Working For The Government (2009)
  • Say Goodbye To What (Bullion & Buffy Saint-Marie - 2010)