Inside Out

Watson, distressed and fearing for the world's sanity, built the Asylum to put it in and help it get better. 

The Asylum is a four-walled house turned inside out. 

This week on Turned Out A Punk: Fuck Fucked Up

Recently I've been putting together illustrated discographies for some of the bands / projects related to Fucked Up. The Career Suicide one is nearly done and it includes several previously unseen (by me) pictures of things, I had no idea even existed.

There are also a few things I knew for sure existed, having spent the last few years, gathering (panic buying) anything vaguely connected to Fucked Up, and have several of these things to prove it. The point is that (stupidly) I have not, until recently, given a lot of them a proper listen, so (stupidly) am only now realising how (stupidly) good they are. Things like this:

and this:

Deaf Mutations

Flush All feces...

Deaf Mutations was Dave Brown's semi-anonymous hardcore project, Jonah was also involved and "Crash The Clubs" is their sole release. Dave and Jonah were in Career Suicide at the time, so technically it's more of a CS rather than a  FU side project, but never mind. 

Dave Brown played drums in CS, but switches here to vocals; Jonah plays guitar and maybe bass. He also recorded and produced the EP. Dave released it as a tape via his Sewercide label and a few years later, their friend Tom Ellis released it as a 7" on Static Shock Records.

Sleeve - Front

To be what I used to be, before I was...

Just added Glass Boys to the Discography on the right there>.  

It was going to include rambling interpretations about the artwork, but there's a lot of it once you get going and the page was turning into a mess, so have kept it fairly simple and will save the speculation to this bit on the left here.

To be a dog...

"May you live in interesting times" is an English expression purported to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse... The nearest related Chinese expression is "太平" (nìng wéi tàipíng quǎn, mò zuò luànshì rén) which can be translated as "Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a man in a chaotic period."

To change a light bulb...

Am I the bulb that carries the light, or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle?

If the body is a light bulb and it burns out, does that mean there's no more electricity? The source of the energy remains. We can discard the body and go on. We are the source.

Quotes from Joseph Campbell