1. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place 2. MGMT - Congratulations (Erol Alkan Remix) 3. Wally Warning - Land Of Hunger (Todd Terje Edit) 4. Jamelia - Caribou 5. 123 Clap! - Constellation 6. Modern Amusement - Cold As Ice (louie Fresco Remix) 7. Flight Facilities - Foreign Language feat. Jess (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) 8. The Rolling Stones - Too Much Blood (Debonairs Too Much Dub) 9. Aeroplane – My Enemy 10. Das Moth – Moon 11. TC Crew – I Can’t Do It Alone (Eoin Cody edit) 12. Phonique feat. Erlend Oye – For The Time Being 13. Tortoiseshell – This Girl 14. Metronomy – The Bay 15. Cut Copy – Pharoahs & Pyramids 16. Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Henrik Schwarz Remix) 17. Colors Sound System – Yeah Mate I Hate 18. Pogo – Upular Remix 19. Bocca Grande – Procedere 2011 (Morgan Geist) 20. ZZT – Zzafrika (Julio Bashmore Remix) 21. Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Disco Bloodbath Remix) 22. Lazydisco – More Tigers (The C90s Remix) 23. Coatimundi – No More Blues 24. Holy Ghost! – Jam For Jerry
“Me and a Gun” is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the first single from her debut studio albumLittle Earthquakes. This song did not take off very well as a single, possibly given its serious subject matter; in fact, the track was not the A-side to its own single.
The song was inspired by a rape that occurred in LA when Tori was 21. After she performed at a bar, a patron asked her if he could have a ride home. She obliged, and he raped her at knifepoint (many journalists mistakenly state she was raped at gunpoint, possibly due to the song’s title). She escaped. Years later, in London, Amos saw the film Thelma & Louise and was stirred. On the way to a show, she wrote the song in her head. That night, she performed the song a capella.
Tori Amos explains the experience:
“I’ll never talk about it at this level again but let me ask you. Why have I survived that kind of night, when other women didn’t”, she says. “How am I alive to tell you this tale when he was ready to slice me up? In the song I say it was ‘Me and a Gun’ but it wasn’t a gun. It was a knife he had. And the idea was to take me to his friends and cut me up, and he kept telling me that, for hours. And if he hadn’t needed more drugs I would have been just one more news report, where you see the parents grieving for their daughter”. “And I was singing hymns, as I say in the song, because he told me to. I sang to stay alive. Yet I survived that torture, which left me urinating all over myself and left me paralyzed for years. That’s what that night was all about, mutilation, more than violation through sex”. “I really do feel as though I was psychologically mutilated that night and that now I’m trying to put the pieces back together again. Through love, not hatred. And through my music. My strength has been to open again, to life, and my victory is the fact that, despite it all, I kept alive my vulnerability”.
“I don’t talk about the details because I can’t, but it’s freeing to sing that song [Me And A Gun]. I have to go in a trance to sing it… It gets exhausting singing it. But there’s so much going on that nobody talks about, and I just found that out with myself after so many years of not talking.”
“I have always loved the mechanics of nature and to a greater or lesser extent my work is always informed by that.” - Alexander McQueen
The Metrolpolitan Museum of Art will offer extended hours during the exhibition’s final week. On Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5, the exhibition will be open until 9:00 p.m. On its last two days—Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7—the exhibition will remain open until midnight. After 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, visitors may enter the Museum through the 81st Street entrance only.