patrick cowley - nightcrawler.
"Nightcrawler" was originally recorded by Patrick Cowley as a student attending City College of San Francisco at the Electronic Music Lab in Winter 1973. Patrick sold his college music to Fox Studio, a gay porn company in Los Angeles, and his music was used in many films during the late 70s and early 80s. Hear the rest of the track on "School Daze", a 2LP reissue coming out on Dark Entries/HNYTRX in October 2013.
Francesca wrote something necessary and beautiful,
the fall of communism
1. what is beauty?
2. how does being queer affect the way you understand beauty?
3. what does it mean to be totally fucked up?
"When I take a dose of testosterone in gel form or inject it in liquid form, what I’m actually giving myself is a chain of political signifiers that have been materialized in order to acquire the form of a molecule that can be absorbed by my body. I’m not only taking the hormone, the molecule, but also the concept of a hormone, a series of signs, texts, and discourses, the process through which the hormone came to be synthesized, the technical sequences that produce it in the laboratory. I inject a crystalline, oil-soluble steroid carbon chain of molecules, and with it a fragment of the history of modernity. I administer to myself a series of economic transactions, a collection of pharmaceutical decisions, clinical tests, focus groups, and business management techniques. I connect to a baroque network of exchange and to economic and political flow-chains for the patenting of the living. I am linked by T to electricity, to genetic research projects, to mega-urbanization, to the destruction of forests and the biosphere, to pharmaceutical exploitation of living species, to Dolly the cloned sheep, to the advance of the Ebola virus, to HIV mutation, to antipersonnel mines and the broadband transmission of information. In this way, I become one of the somatic connectives that make possible the circulation of power, desire, release, submission, capital, rubbish, and rebellion."