December 4, 2023

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This Will not Hurt A Little bit – Faux Violence in Vintage Photography

Here’s an album of vintage snapshots exhibiting persons larking around with violence, pain, what could be S&M and incredibly quite possibly death. Provided our age and time, let’s get started with a health warning (never do it for genuine –  none of it) and a bring about warning (don’t look at these make-believe that tableaux, all of which would be felony functions if true).  This is make imagine. Stills of am-dram foolishness. Each individual picture tells a story. There is fun to be had imagining them in between the images from the extraordinary Robert E. Jackson collection.

 

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When I was just a little one, my mama explained to me, “Son
Constantly be a very good boy, don’t ever perform with guns”
But I shot a person in Reno just to view him die
When I listen to that whistle blowin’, I hold my head and cry
– Johnny Hard cash, Folsom Prison Blues

 

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Give me time to notice my crime
Permit me appreciate and steal
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be actual?
Do you definitely want to damage me?
Do you actually want to make me cry?
– Tradition Club, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

 

 

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Someplace a clock strikes midnight
And there is a complete moon in the sky
You listen to a dog bark in the length
You listen to someone’s baby cry
A rat runs down the alley
And a chill operates down your spine
And another person walks throughout your grave
And you want the sunshine would shine
‘Cause no one’s going to alert you
And no one’s heading to yell, “Attack!”
And you really don’t truly feel the steel
Till it is hanging out your again
– AC/DC, Night Prowler

 

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When she woke up and identified that her aspiration of love was gone
Madam
She ran to the man who had led her so much astray
And from underneath her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her love down
Madam
Miss out on Otis regrets, she’s not able to lunch currently
– Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Otis Regrets

 

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At break of working day when that gentleman drove away, I was waiting around
I crossed the road to her property and she opened the doorway
She stood there laughing
I felt the knife in my hand and she laughed no extra
– Tom Jones, Deliliah

 

 

She leaned herself against a fence
Just for a kiss or two
And with a minimal pen-knife held in her hand
She plugged him by means of and by
And the wind did roar and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee
A tiny fowl lit down on Henry Lee
– Nick Cave, Henry Lee

 

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Now on the sidewalk,
Lies a body just oozin’ lifestyle,
And someone’s sneakin’ ’round the corner
Could that anyone be Mack the Knife?
– Bobby Darin, Mack the Knife

 

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I woke up this early morning
Got myself a gun
Mama normally stated I´d be the
Chosen A single
– Alabama 3, Woke Up This Morning

 

 

“You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty yrs below the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they made Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they experienced brotherly adore, they had five hundred yrs of democracy and peace – and what did that make? The cuckoo clock.”
— Graham Greene, The 3rd Person

 

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