I was pleased to be included in the Music and Lyrics poster show at Hamilton Ink Spot, celebrating Record Store Day 2015.
A poster based on a lyric from The Smiths song “This Charming Man.” Riffing on Morrissey’s signature cheekiness, the poster shows a furry body taking a selfie. In the figure’s chest hair, you see the lyric, “I would go out tonight, but I haven’t got a stitch to wear.”
The poster makes a contemporary nod to the song’s original comment on gay social interactions. Putting the text on an image suited for Grindr or Scruff, the selfie evokes a gay culture rooted in machismo, vanity, and alienation.
Both husbands in Husbands are long-time fans of The Smiths, and especially this song.