FUCK CALIFORNIA by Juliet Escoria
Escoria takes a strong anti-Propellerheads stance with the title of her latest video. With their hit of ‘Take California’ they celebrated the natural beauty
of California. But beauty doesn’t matter that much. If someone is miserable
they will be miserable anywhere according to Juliet Escoria. She’s right too.
Misery knows no geographic limits. No city limit defines where misery begins or
ends. Rather it simply exists there for somebody to discover it, to feel the
misery, wrestle with it, and hopefully one day win. Of course such things are
fine things. Even misery has a purpose: to help people realize what the bottom
feels like of staring up at the sky and feeling crushed by the empty space. By
itself misery has no power. People give misery its power. It is easy to fall
victim to misery for life can be incredibly hard in a myriad amount of ways.
behavior knows no limit. A rope swing can be cut out of fear of a lawsuit. Such
things are terrible. With worry replacing fun the fun to be had is squeaky clean,
boring, lifeless. Millions of people live boring lifeless fun. In the video
Juliet Escoria shows what misery means in California: it means driving. Perhaps
out there on the Californian highways are people who enjoy watching endless
streams of traffic. For those people the anxiety related to movement, to moving
without anywhere to go, is fun. Yes the expression is to always move forward
but what are people even heading to day after day, going to the same places.
How come change is seen as such a bad thing?
are the embodiment of bliss. Juliet Escoria has an unusually clean bathtub.
Typically bathrooms (especially tubs) rarely look so zestfully clean. Even with
two individuals sharing the tub, spitting blood at each other, it is still
really impressively clean. Whether or not this is a reference to that weird
couple who spat at each other in a hotel in ‘Catcher in the Rye’ remains to be
seen. Nothing J.D. Salinger related is otherwise reference so it could
potentially be a one-off. Spitting blood at each other is a great way to make bath
time more macabre. Perhaps it is time to reclaim bath time from the lowly,
useless infant and make it adult bath time once more.
up into a Mushroom Head is what Can sang about many decades ago. Few have taken
them up on the suggestion. Juliet Escoria one day woke up to feel like a giant
mushroom. This is a good thing. Mushrooms are wonderful: edible, deadly,
life-changing, psychedelic, mushrooms do it all. One day everyone will become plant
life and what better creature to become then an organism that produces
asexually through spores. The mushroom is forever alone and can produce
offspring in its image.