wetmattos:

This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) //
As sung by Unwoman //

A little gem for a good morning - this one reminds me of long gone loves, and entire nights spent talking to one another :3

You’ve got a face with a view.

crypticmeth:

2/? favorite film characters →  Nancy Downs in The Craft (1996)

"Have you ever heard of invoking the spirit? It’s when you call him… Manon. It’s like… it’s like you take him into you. It’s like he fills you. He takes everything that’s gone wrong in your life and makes it all better again."

this was basically me in high school

(Source: crypticmeth, via theeverydaygoth)

steamedpunker:

Abney Park, Frenchy and the Punk, Unwoman, and This Way to the Egress at the Irving Plaza in NYC on September, 25th, 2014!!!

steamedpunker:

Abney Park, Frenchy and the Punk, Unwoman, and This Way to the Egress at the Irving Plaza in NYC on September, 25th, 2014!!!

kiltedfarmer:

Just announced! An Evening with Unwoman on November 13 at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul.

The evening features a live performance and interview/Q&A session. Steampunk attire is encouraged!

Full details: http://kiltedfarmer.com/2014/09/18/2014-11-13_unwoman/

"Ah, another truth: Men really want 20-year-olds until reality sets in and they have to settle for Talky McAge-Appropriate. Bummer. Here’s a thing, and it’s nothing against Rudder directly or his work, which I think does have inherent value. I’m just tired of hearing what men’s preferences are. I’m just no longer interested in hearing what men prefer if they’re given all the best options. I’m tired of how we talk about it, like, as if it actually matters, or that we’d even all instantly become permanently 20 if we could in the first place. As if their feelings are some high bar we can never quite measure up to and must live with and muddle through somehow."

Tracy Moore on the OKCupid chart that “proves” men of all ages only want to date 20-year-olds. (via hello-the-future)

oh my god this is beautiful

oh my god this is beautiful

(Source: isabellaandliam, via hoop-skirts-and-corsets)

water-mee:

nickcavemurderedme:

#ObjectifyingNickCave2k14

Yummmm

sometimes I say “nick cave is not for looking at” and sometimes I am wrong

Last night I tried on this kind of amazing wig and took some selfies as the Beauty Queen Autopsy character. The discussion on my personal fb was sweet but kinda silly as *everyone* felt the need to point out that I’m always pretty. The fact is, as Unwoman I do glamorous/weird/anachronistic, and beauty is part of it, but I could never be mistook for a beauty queen with a curly mohawk or a tattered corset. Beauty queens by their very definition require looking good to everyone with high enough status (in a largely white-supremacist & patriarchal capitalist society) to judge them. This ends up being very WASP-y (in a narrower way even than my European genes determine), inoffensive, thin, high-end without being avant-garde… not really things I’m trying to conform to normally, but certainly interesting to experiment with. Matt writes lyrics from this great perspective of a hot proudly sexually liberated woman. I have no fucking clue how he does it, but as someone who kinda identifies as that, I fully endorse his take on that, which is one reason this collaboration works so well. It’s important to me that my character have a backstory and nuance. I don’t want this to be just another dead fallen angel. She has real personal power that’s not just the conventionally acceptable beauty that gets erroneously called power. Every time she exerts her agency is a nice “fuck you” to the people who would rather see her lying cold on a slab… which in Hollywood would be the appropriate punishment for being as untamed as she is. Yet, visually, she’s coming from a place of pure conformity, as perhaps someone who as a young woman was told beauty was power.Also I’m kind of in love with Lana Del Rey who I wish would address some of these issues too but I guess it’s up to us.-Erica

Last night I tried on this kind of amazing wig and took some selfies as the Beauty Queen Autopsy character. The discussion on my personal fb was sweet but kinda silly as *everyone* felt the need to point out that I’m always pretty. The fact is, as Unwoman I do glamorous/weird/anachronistic, and beauty is part of it, but I could never be mistook for a beauty queen with a curly mohawk or a tattered corset. Beauty queens by their very definition require looking good to everyone with high enough status (in a largely white-supremacist & patriarchal capitalist society) to judge them. This ends up being very WASP-y (in a narrower way even than my European genes determine), inoffensive, thin, high-end without being avant-garde… not really things I’m trying to conform to normally, but certainly interesting to experiment with. 

Matt writes lyrics from this great perspective of a hot proudly sexually liberated woman. I have no fucking clue how he does it, but as someone who kinda identifies as that, I fully endorse his take on that, which is one reason this collaboration works so well. 

It’s important to me that my character have a backstory and nuance. I don’t want this to be just another dead fallen angel. She has real personal power that’s not just the conventionally acceptable beauty that gets erroneously called power. Every time she exerts her agency is a nice “fuck you” to the people who would rather see her lying cold on a slab… which in Hollywood would be the appropriate punishment for being as untamed as she is. Yet, visually, she’s coming from a place of pure conformity, as perhaps someone who as a young woman was told beauty was power.

Also I’m kind of in love with Lana Del Rey who I wish would address some of these issues too but I guess it’s up to us.


-Erica

misskittyfantastico:

Unwoman covering ‘In Your Eyes.’ Besides everything with kellysue, this was one of my favorite things that happened at Dragon Con this year.

Also, you can occasionally hear my fabulous roommates singing along with the song.

mostlysignssomeportents:

The term cobra effect stems from an anecdote set at the time of British rule of colonial India. The British government was concerned about the number of venomous cobra snakes in Delhi.[3] The government therefore offered a bounty for every dead cobra. Initially this was a successful strategy as large numbers of snakes were killed for the reward. Eventually, however, enterprising persons began to breed cobras for the income. When the government became aware of this, the reward program was scrapped, causing the cobra breeders to set the now-worthless snakes free. As a result, the wild cobra population further increased. The apparent solution for the problem made the situation even worse.

a similar story, about rats, was part of the inspiration for my song “Bred for the Bounty”

(via kadrey)