"But one led to two, two led to four, four led to eight, until at the end it was about 85 a day - the doctors could not believe I was taking that much. And that was just the Valium - I'm not talking about the other pills I went through" - Corey Haim
|Solo Genocidal by Miqual Corley - 2001|
3" x 7"Magazine cut outs/ torn photocopy / typewriter text
We're not Candy - Public Service Announcement (1983)A classic Long Island Poison Control Center public service announcement that might be familiar to kids growing up on the East Coast in the 80's as well as all the Busta Rhymes fans out there. (via Laughing Squid). Quite a contrasting message to today in times of Ritalin action figures being distributed in Happy Meals. But can we really blame Mom for having all those pills around the house?:
|A 6 year old Rick Perry already driving |
people nuts with his fucking cowboy routine
Shel Silverstein - Quaaludes Again (1980)
Yes, that Shel Silverstein...and yes he's singing about Quaaludes. Sometimes I feel as if I really missed out on the 70's...when sex was safe and cocaine wasn't addictive.
Redd Foxx - Wrong Hormone Pills - (1980)Live standup performance touring in support of his 1976 album "You Gotta Wash your Ass"
"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing"
|Request 51% Toxicity - by Miqual Corley - 2002|
4" x 4.75" - commercial wallpaper sample book cut and re-assembled
Invisible Sex - Valium - (1982)
From Urgh! A Music War, a British released movie featuring a collection of live performances by various punk, post-punk and new wave bands such as Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Devo, Dead Kennedy's, Klaus Nomi and the Police. As far as who this band if, for fuck if I know. It's safe to say someone involved had some level of Valium in their bloodstream. Probably not the cardboard guitar players though.
Les Pros - Drugstore Midnight (1967)
60's French Beat.
Midnight refills. Oh yeah.
Dealer paid? Yes...
Dealer Paid typewriter text by Miqual Corley
Panda Bear - Take Pills (2009)
From the album "Person Pitch". I think I took too many..or maybe just enough.
|syndicate..stare..through by Miqual Corley 2004|
12" x 14" - food box / book page / sales card / needle / metal box /
domino /typewriter text on paper/ pastels on wood shelf