I investigated a community of viscous dimwits and found the entrails of collective suicide in America's Hometown: empty minds, empty houses, empty factories, empty fields, empty refrigerators, two Wal-Marts, and a full jail. The result: UNPREDICTABLE LEATHER: LO-FI SLIT OF THE BIBLE BELT. (SLIT = sound literature.)
"America has the best prisons on Earth!" Arrested children flicker on nightly t.v.s as entertainment, students are sexually assaulted at school, and the hypocritical wars on drugs and terror rage without mercy. "Closeted congressmen for war!" Patriarchal segregation reigns. "Str8 men only!" Confederate flags hang in windows and are stamped on cars, belt buckles, and knives. "Home of the brave!" Religious fundamentalism sweeps the town like bath salts. "D.A.R.E. to be different!" Belligerent billboards of Anti-Logic scream into a blank sky and advertise aggressive war and fat cars. "The tunnels of shit flood with patriotism!" Conformity is the aftermath of fashion.
PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!
released 08 January 2013
Written, performed, and produced by Jewd Quinn. Copyright 2012.
Instruments: clocks, guitars, drums, chairs, air conditioners, trains, pens, fingers, tables, dogs, thunderstorms, water, water bottles, cigarettes, mistakes, teeth, and voices. All performed by Jewd Quinn.
All visual art created by Jewd Quinn. Copyright 2012.
"Poetry is the shit for your fan" quoted from a forgotten author.
"Munich Mannequins" and "Daddy" quoted from Sylvia Plath.
"Somebody blew up America" quoted from Amiri Baraka.