Photo by Katy Beale from the inner sleeve of Anita Lane’s “Dirty Pearl” LP.
X-Ray Spex - Obsessed With You
You are just a concept
You are just a dream
You’re just a reflection
Of the new regime
You are just a symbol
You are just a theme
You’re just another figure
For the sales machine
'JEHNNY (SHOW ME THE MOON)' a song by JOHNNY HOSTILE
Let’s go straight to the point : the song ‘Jehnny (show me the moon)’ written by JOHNNY HOSTILE is an ode to my beautiful bottom! It was written by Johnny whilst I was on tour with Savages for the first time in America. He was in France working on new material and he called me to say he had written a song about my callipygian backside - what an honour! Few months later Johnny embarked on a six weeks American tour as main support for Savages and we released the song on Pop Noire records with an instrumental track on the b-side called ‘Del Rio’, in homage to the 70’s porn star Vanessa Del Rio. This record is a good example of Johnny’s fascination for women, his love for them in a sentimental and creative way. I think I will never stop being amazed by the amount of resources and open-mindedness he’s got to make the women/men relationship complete. Whoever gets a chance to reach his heart is truly lucky. Meeting him 10 years ago changed my life radically. He offered me to share everything with him - I mean : he REALLY offered me to share everything with him. He was intelligent, talented, erotic - engaging in life with a force and generosity I had never (and still haven’t) witnessed in anybody else before. As Pop Noire’s music main producer (Savages, Lescop, HTB, John & Jehn) and co-founder of the label, these songs are a great introduction to his musical touch and private fantasy world.You can listen to the songs here :http://open.spotify.com/album/023UggmWWbA9uOq5Awi1ZL/1XcxjpWQgNMctjoXgCSTdg
This picture of me and him working in the studio together was taken last August by Tristane Mesquita who lives and works in Paris.
I don’t even remotely have the body for such a dress..
This is a request for POC (people of color) to speak out about their struggle with mental illness. There is a lack of media representation of POC and mental illness. There are tons of articles that list people with depression and other mental illnesses but you rarely see someone who looks like you. We need to change the way this is represented. This is not something to be ashamed about. We need to confront and end the stigma that this is a privileged, white person’s disease. This is a reality for so many people in our community.
Please join me in this project to show people who are truly are. We are not our disease.
Please submit a photo of yourself holding a sign saying “I’m [your name] and I have a mental illness (or the exact type).” Whatever you feel comfortable doing.
· Deadline: Thursday, September 25 at 11:59PM EST
· Angle (shoulders up, waist up etc): shoulders up
· Send to: Dior[DOT]Vargas[AT]gmail[DOT]com
· Save the image as a JPEG and saved as your first and last name
"There is a lack of media representation of POC and mental illness. There are tons of articles that list people with depression and other mental illnesses but you rarely see someone who looks like you. We need to change the way this is represented." - creator Dior Vargas
Please spread the word! The work to reduce stigma around mental health issues in communities of color is so important.