Lydia Lunch, Adele Bertei and Anya Phillips by @julia_gorton_nowave
Lydia: If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it... here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike🖤
“you guys are okay, though, right?”
there’s something extremely naïve in his question. like everything can be fixed that easily.
but in some ways, maybe he’s a little bit right: brendon and i both know all the shit we’ve put each other through, but we seem to be... okay. we’re not okay, of course we’re not Okay with a capital O, but we’re okay with what’s happened. the unchangeable past. and like he said, that past cannot necessarily be justified, but we have to accept it, anyway. as fact.
because it happened. and we can either remain angry about it or just accept that we have to live with it.
we have to live with it. and we’re okay with the unpleasant fact.
so i tell jon, “sure. we’re alright.” then mostly to appease him add, “we’ve been friends for a long time.”
“yeah, i know. but hey, i’m glad that you guys – well, that’s good news, in any case.”
and he smiles happily, and i realise that he’s forgotten how ugly it got with brendon and i towards the end. how we were just trying to tear each other apart.
savage and brutal.
-the heart rate of a mouse, volume iii: a kingdom by the sea, part two, chapter 2: savage