add2watchlist: eldritch anisette, 🎵 november tracks, & a slipknot skirt...
Between your fingers, what did you see
That seemed to you so naked and willing?
Blot out the mouth: Open and frightening
This silent woman does not speak
Eldritch Anisette was a Newark-based 90s emo band. every few weeks or so, I revisit a three-song 7” of theirs on YouTube. on my way to work this morning silly crocodile tears rolled down my face as Courtney Ellen Miller sang-screamed “I will not be your victim” from the track “Dissection of Silence.” a masterpiece. the lyrics are simple and raw, a genuineness most older emo has.
I recently started Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist and can’t put it down—similar to my listening obsession with Eldritch Anisette. both the music and book share a common theme of critiquing societal norms and expectations surrounding womxn. Gay and Miller express themselves with directness, awareness of imperfection, and honesty, each through completely different mediums. as a writer, this is a welcome reminder of the range of self expression I can exercise, plus the versatile voices feminist writing and thought can encompass.
this letter’s playlist was actually a CD I made for my bestie, Cara. I actually haven’t given it to her yet bc I didn’t realize how impossible it is to burn CDs with certain MacBook editions now. anyways I hope she’s not reading this, that would spoil everything!! stand-out tracks being:
I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face - Arthur Russell
Building - Embrace
Take My Hand - In Tua Nua & Sinead O’Connor (forsure one of my favorite Sinead tracks)
Vancouver - Jeff Buckley
Sci-Fi Wasabi - Cibo Matto
Let’s get to the goods -
CDG x Salomon perfect so cute mary jane sneakers
Yohji Yamamoto x Adidas boxing sneakers
90s live set compilation DVD including faves such as Breakwater, Rites of Spring, and Iconoclast
a gal’s dream duster, 90s Betsey Johnson
fantastic 90s Illig “Slipknot” rave skirt
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