Comments on: An invitation, or performance art? http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:24:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: nicoleandmaggie http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1674382 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:58:22 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1674382 … it’s Tuesday…

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By: M&M http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1668678 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:21:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1668678 Such scribble is reminiscent of a Squidbillies cartoon-mullets and trucker hats included-I saw on a campus bathroom stall a couple of years ago. If the scrawlers were into Keith Morris and Company, shouldn’t the “e” be backward? The DK’s albums ( at least the first three) always resonated as audible horror stories regarding society.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667833 Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:16:16 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667833 skank

Agreed. I was thinking of the people in the relevant community. Those really were community values and topics for serious conversation.

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667476 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:31:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667476 Yeah, apparently this was indeed recorded at the Peppermint Lounge:

This lineup is filmed at performing the song “Sax Maniac” live at the Peppermint Lounge probably in either December 1980 or January 1981 in the Glenn O’Brien feature film “Downtown ‘81” featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat and many others, released in 2000.

http://weaselwalter.blogspot.com/2011/11/early-history-of-contortions-5.html

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667473 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:28:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667473 OK, listening to Sex Bomb just now and the crazy saxophone reminded me of James Chance and Contortions/James White and the Blacks. We used to go and see them at the Peppermint Lounge all the time.

I’m not sure, but I think this live version of Sax Maniac may have been recorded there, although it would have been a year or two before my time.

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By: Comradde PhysioProffe http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667463 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:17:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667463 Sex Bomb by Flipper was our high-school party anthem.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667344 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:09:15 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667344 The DKs were about equity and justice (“Nazi Punks F Off,” “Terminal Preppie,” “Holiday in Cambodia,” etc.). The guys (and they WERE all guys) who wrote “I Just Want Some Skank?” Not so much!

(It’s more the particular band & album and not the genre that embarrasses me at this point.)

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667243 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:23:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667243 I’m not shocked or embarrassed to have owned Circle Jerks recordings. The hardcore and anarcho-punk scene was far friendlier to women than anywhere else when I was in college (especially compared to science and engineering dudes). Might have been because the punks were actually thinking about equity and justice.

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By: Matt_L http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1667235 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:14:14 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1667235 I remember the Circle Jerks back in the 1980s. Not as good as DK or Black Flag. Not as obscure as Flipper.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/09/19/an-invitation-or-performance-art/comment-page-1/#comment-1666823 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:35:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21854#comment-1666823 Maybe it’s some kind of a “cool jerk” take-off on the traditional pep rally trope in relation to the ‘Bama game? We have a new head coach off that very same staff too, and maybe we can get in line for a pricey photo-op down in Tuska Loosa, or maybe in Birmingham. I found this on the USA Today webpage about the new approach to things in the AD’s office at BRU:

“The level of play coming out of our football program and (the school’s) orientation to athletics in general wasn’t acceptable,” said Jack Graham, a former Colorado State quarterback who left private business to become the school’s athletics director in 2011. “It wasn’t matching the standards and level of excellence throughout the rest of our university. We were lagging way behind, and that had to change.”

Changing that “orientation… in general” will be the challenge. Even if ESPN brings “Game Day” to campus, some students will still want to hike in the mountains, work for Habitat for Humanity, or even do laundry and homework.

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