Tragique Mulatto
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2023-10-02 11:26:03

    Stevie’s essential demos and outtakes:

     D-E-F - songs.

    * indicates unreleased songs.

    Dial The Number * - this is an outtake from the Wild Heart Deluxe album, there are also several outtakes from the Other Side Of The Mirror sessions but it remains unreleased so far.

    The Dealer -  this song is sometimes referred to as “Mistress Of My Fate” and it  has a long history, dating back to the Rumours sessions. This version is from the Tusk sessions, it’s my favorite. Stevie later tried the song for Bella Donna and Rock A Little but she didn’t record it untill 24K Gold in 2014.

    Dreams - this beautiful outtake is from the Rumours Deluxe edition.

    Edge Of Seventeen - this song has many takes that aren’t very different but are still interesting. In the above video Stevie is dancing in the studio to one of the other takes.

    Fireflies - the song was originally an outtake from the Tusk album but it was included on the 1980 Live album, this outtake is a duet version with Lindsey.

    Forest Of The Black Roses * - One of Stevie’s most beautiful unreleased songs, one of several songs written in 1978 for the “Rhiannon” movie that unfortunately never happened. Also check out the stunning acapella version here.

    Peyrere cassette compilation

    Peyrere was a music/spoken word compilation was a compilation put out by Robin Rimbaud who is more commonly known as Scanner. 

    It is a stacked compilation with Coil, Current 93, Lydia Lunch, Nurse With Wound, Test Department, Derek Jarman and more

    Some tracks you can find other places (Coil and Test Dept.) But others I don’t think are as easy to come by (Nurse With Wound and Current 93)

    Get it from my Google Drive HERE


    I want to live my hot girl summer like I’m stephen maturin in the galapagos- just a straw hat, a sexy embroidered robe, some lizards, and vibes


    his robe is actually printed not embroidered! historically, fabric like this would have been hand-printed with a series of complex, interlocking carved wooden blocks like this:

    this is actually better than embroidered given the goal of costuming as 'communicating a lot of info about a character without exposition'. Banyan robes like this would have been worn as fashionable 'undress' at home by gentlemen - so not really appropriate to be traipsing around doing naturalist things. But, from this production's standpoint it is serving to show Maturin as softer, more 'natural' and more casual in contrast to the more stiff/traditional naval characters.

    by the early 19th c. embroidery was already largely relegated to formal wear for men, until it basically disappeared from menswear almost entirely later in the century (aside from occasional exceptions like livery or a subtle design on a waistcoat or an emblem or something).

    Cottons printed in India - like chintz and calico (both words derive from Hindi) - and later, fabrics printed in Europe which basically copied Indian design & aesthetics wholesale, were very popular for more informal clothing in the west starting in the later part of the 18th century. Here's a dress with a quite similar pattern from a similar period:

    The wiki lists banyans as being inspired by kimono, but considering the relatively limited exposure the west had to Japanese material goods prior to the mid 19th c. and the fact that 'banyan' has sanskrit origins, I think it's far more likely that the style of garment was inspired by the many open-robe style overgarments worn throughout the near east and through southeast Asia.

    Many banyans were imported garments with minimal modification, (or even could be made directly for export to the European market - a similar thing happened in the late 19th century with Western women snapping up and wearing kimono as dishabille at the height of late 19th c. Japonisme)


    There are also a lot of chintzes that were hand painted, rather than printed! Like this 18th century fragment in the Smithsonian.


    To keep it real I debauch a sloth