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Tuesday, February 23
dear God, i hate myself OUT
the new xiu xiu record
dear God, i hate myself
is released full on outside on earth.
it is making its way through the
stupid wilderness to find you,
Tuesday, February 16
Dear God, I Hate Myself released in UK
the new xiu xiu record
dear God, i hate myself
is released in the U.K.
as of TODAY
xiu xiu tour of UK will commence as of~
20 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
21 - Glasgow, UK @ NiceNSleazy
22 - Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus
23 - Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
24 - Sheffield, UK @ The Harley
25 - Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Arts institute
26 - London, UK @ The Luminaire
27 - Brighton, UK @ Freebutt
28 - Coventry, UK @ Taylor John's House
Monday, February 15
thinking of you
Friday, February 12
it gets amazing at about 3:00 minutes
Thursday, February 11
Strangers Marry After Same-sex Couple Denied License
In an act of civil-sorta-disobediance, local LGBT activist Kitty Lambert received a marriage license to a stranger named Ed at Buffalo’s City Hall today, after being denied a license to marry her same-sex partner.
A small group gathered in the lobby before proceeding to the 13th floor. Entering the City Clerk’s office, Kitty and long-time partner Cheryl attempted to apply for a marriage license. Armed with the appropriate documents City employees informed them due to New York State law, they would be unable to grant them a license. As the clerk’s office employees gathered to watch, a tearful Lambert explained the benefits only available to straight couples with a marriage license.
With news cameras rolling, Kitty then turned to the crowd and asked for any male who would be willing to get married to her. A gay man named Ed stepped forward and volunteered. They briefly exchanged information and presented the appropriate documents along with $40. City staff verified the information, and proceeded to give them a marriage license.
Kitty’s point in approaching the City Clerk for a marriage license is that there is no religious basis for marriage, and it serves only as a legally binding contract in our society. Instead of being offered the ability to receive a license with her long-term partner, she was able to secure a license with a virtual stranger, strictly based on their gender.
Monday, February 8
New Xiu Xiu Album
Dear God I Hate Myself
is now out on itunes!
with TWO Bonus Tracks &
Lyrics & Liner Notes
Link to iTunes store
Saturday, February 6
once more regarding the vomit
The video was my idea. Jamie didn't exploit me or coerce me or anything like that.
Although this was a while ago, I grew up around a lot of people who were bulimic. Well not just bulimic, but had a lot of various issues with self hatred that were expressed in a million various ways, including cutting and drug use. Although I still encounter all various sorts of self-loathing, perhaps because bulimia was the most visible, prevalent, and even normalized form of self-destruction at a very impressionable age, I will always think of it as a major form of self-hatred. There is also something very physically torturous and viscerally disturbing (aka gross!) about the act of vomiting that strikes my fancy, I guess.
I remember one night that one of my friends was completely fucked up on a few different drugs. Then she went through the pantry and fridge eating all kinds of shit. She'd then throw it up, eat more, throw up, eat more throw up. After a couple of hours of this, I told her that she was fucking stupid and dumb and left. I never saw her again, but found out she died a couple years later from overdose. I felt stupid and dumb for calling her pain stupid and dumb.
So yes, me vomiting my brains out on video was gross as hell and it made me feel like shit afterward. Those tears and the "what the fuck is going on" look is sincere. But just because I look like shit does not mean that I didn't have a choice in doing that.
I don't know why so many people are assuming that I didn't have any agency in making of this video. I guess because I'm a young Asian female? Or perhaps some people don't understand that one can voluntarily choose to hurt themselves physically. Maybe some think it's just so stupid and dumb that one had to have been forced to do it?
I apologize for the rambling, but I guess I'm just trying to say, please don't attack Jamie for anything. It was my idea and I chose with full agency, undrugged, uncoerced, to do it. Also, I guess I am trying to explain a little bit why such a gross and stupid act is my way of showing self-hatred -- but then again, when is an act of self-hatred ever not gross and stupid?
please direct personal attacks, reproaches, unfounded racists/sexist comments, exclamations of outrage to email@example.com
Friday, February 5
birds play guitar
Thursday, February 4
xiu xiu for life blood shirts
if you ordered a xiu xiu for life blood shirt
it occurred to me that we did not ask for a size
in the next 48 hours with you name and size
if we don't hear from you then you will get a an adult small or medium
Tuesday, February 2
3rd single up on itunes
the 3rd single from the new xiu xiu record
Dear God, I Hate Myself
is out on itunes today it is called
This Too Shall Pass Away (for Freddy)
crouched in a thicket of bamboo, it will spring upon you!
Monday, February 1
the votes are in and complex news
90% of people want and i quote
"shirts for everyone!!!!"
so more life draining effort on our part but we are
fucking weird ass perverts so it is ok
there are 46 total that were available and
again thank you so much but
in the three minutes that it was up
we got 54 pay pal orders in-
so a few people who paid will be getting their money back
and an apology from us.
if you end up being someone whose order is not able to be fulfilled,
please look for a small thank you gift in the mail.
again thank you so much
this is something that joe, angela and i worked on together to make and it was
incredibly satisfying and doleful.
PROBLEM with super deluxe
sorry i am not so great at the interbot and
(wow !!!! thank you)
the super deluxe sold much faster than i had could keep up with counting before i was able to take it down
i will leave this up to a vote
more than 21 people (actually almost all the orders)
were for the super deluxe with the blood t shirt
i can make more of the shirt, that means it will be less rarified by about 20 copies. (downside)
but everyone who wants one can get one. (upside)
i can figure out a way to make it work that only the first 21 people get a shirt.
and let me know what you would like.
and thank you again so much!!!!!!!!
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