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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RzKaGZXnpoAda. It was so good. So good! Last night, I went to see her with Marisa, Doree, Emily, and Elizabeth. She sang “Violet” and “Miss World” and “Doll Parts” and “Celebrity Skin” and “Malibu.” She also sang some songs from her new album, “Nobody’s Daughter,” which I am pretty into. Doree and Marisa recapped the night for The Awl and I’m not sure I have that much more to add at this particular (personally exhausted from staying up writing papers) juncture. Just that I have seen Alanis Morisette, Liz Phair, Julianna Hatfield, and the Spice Girls (!!) among other 90swomen in concert, and I think seeing Courtney was actually the most satisfying. Her screaming sounded great. (As Marisa said, hard living really works for her particular singing style.) Her lacy black dress and flowy white dress and pageboy and red lipstick all looked amazing. She’s got some custody issues going on that I refuse to know about, not to mention some Twitter feuds, etc., but I still find her the 90sest of 90swomen in the best possible way. By which I mean: She’s bitchy and funny and feminist and femmey and doesn’t take herself too seriously. And her life is seriously not boring.
Happy Sunday night! I am actually going to an office for work again so I want to make sure I get caught up on our conversation before the week starts.
For starters: I love White Lightning! Though I will say the “Telephone” video analogy award goes to Salon for the Health Care Manifesto analysis.
Next: I never got into Alanis so I appreciate your conversation about her. I feel inspired to defend her, too. I feel inspired to defend almost everyone from my youth, except for some reason Lisa Loeb. Continue reading
Ada, I thought you might want to take a look at what our friend Elizabeth Spiridakis aka White Lightning has to say about this Nirvana song:
“I have a theory that my generation has a speciality in darkdarkblack humor & a twisted view of the world precisely because of stuff like this being firmly entrenched in our pop culture history.
You could NEVER make this video today!
I mean…one of the biggest bands in the world at this moment (1993) and their top single’s video is a supersaturated dream of white-haired child KKKs, a wizened Santa on the cross, abortion trees and a fat lady in an anatomy suit.
As Hunter was saying…pretty intense shit to watch after school (over and over and over again on MTV).
oh, PS? This video is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD. Put that in yr wherethefuckdoestimego container.”
Could this video ever be made today? Or a song called “Rape Me”?
Performance art. Mimesis. Class analysis. Parody. Relational aesthetics. Critical fashion studies. I could theorize this picture forever.