Aft Hold


MIND YOUR HEAD 14th AUG 09

Hunter S Thompson
Hunter S Thompson
Charles Spencer Chaplin
Charles Spencer Chaplin
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Steve Zissou
Steve Zissou
Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
Alfred Jarry
Alfred Jarry
jackson-pollock
Jackson Pollock
PJ Harvey
PJ Harvey
Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky
Edward Abbey
Edward Abbey
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
Karen O
Karen O
Skip James
Skip James
Fritz Müller
Fritz Müller
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10 thoughts on “Aft Hold

  1. QUARTERLY CHECK

    Ah shit, where’s the key for this thing?

    *for a split second contemplates blowing the doors open with explosives but quickly reconsiders given recent track history

  2. p.s. Sorry, my computer wasn’t letting me upload the pictures in frames so I had to link them straight from their sites, which is why they’re too big and don’t have nice wooden frames. I know they might not be everyone’s heroes, but they’re mine and I think there needs to be some female representation on here.

  3. I think I had a couple of women on my longer list, but when it came to cutting it to a top 6 I had to just go with the people who have had the biggest influence on me. By its very definition “hero” implies someone you aspire to being like, or at the very least someone who has some quality or qualities beyond the norm. The playing field gets set by the physical form.

    Anyway, I’m as feminist as a man can get (except when it comes to picking heroes), so it is good to see some pretty faces with magic minds up there…

  4. Yeah, there ARE a lot of men up there… but I guess my top heroes are all men, too. Kinda weird.

    Patti Smith is awesome. Her song ‘Birdland’ consistently moves me. I can remember listening to it when I was driving home last spring and was lost in construction traffic in Rockford, IL, in a very thick fog. I was starting to get pretty frustrated and so I just stopped in some empty parking lot to listen. That song is really cathartic, and I felt quite a lot better.

  5. Yeah, Patti’s the best. It’s not weird that most people, even who consider themselves feminists, would put mostly guys up, but I think that’s because on the whole the guys get a lot more recognition for what they’ve done, rather than just being cooler. I guess also as a female I aspire to be like a lot of awesome women purely because I am also a woman and maybe can relate better to that?
    No, I think it’s the music industry’s fault for publicising a negative stereotype of women being good for nothing but crappy pop and looking hot. If they do anything else they get no air time whatsoever on commercial radio. Which seems fine since commercial radio sucks anyway, but when you look at commercial boy bands they’re always given this “band” image where they write their own (awful) songs and pretend not to spend so much time on their looks.
    Even for all the proper music listeners, who couldn’t give two craps about commercial radio, there is that subtle societal filter which needs to be consciously pushed aside, even if they would swear on their life they aren’t biased towards one gender. It’s not like it’s anyone’s fault, but it needs to be individually made aware of.

    Ok feminist rant out!

  6. Curiously I invariably prefer listening to women singing

    AND we need more feminists on The Mardi

    actually, technically we need more people on The Mardi, but with a little luck those 134 bottles…

  7. What a fleet of awesome people. I’d have liked to invite Wilfred Bramble and William Blake but i’ve got my hands full with Joe & Delia.

    1. ++We have a William White in Bunkroom 3, and I’m pretty sure Wilfred was one of the interns that got mashed up by a minotaur in W’s brain. If that makes any sense to you at all++

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