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Monday, May 08, 2006

The Blood Arm is the Lady; Contest; UK Tickets

Courtesy of the High Society - the University of Nottingham's Indie and Alternative Music Society:

Whoever can best explain this poster to us will win a special prize... what is the symbolism here? (If you include your response in the comments section, please remember to leave your name and email. Otherwise send your answers to with "contest" in the subject line. All entries must be posted by Friday, 12PM GMT. (That's Friday, 4AM if you live in California.))Special thanks to Joel Wright and James Birtwhistle of the High Society!

Also, we've made it that much easier for you to buy tickets online for most of our upcoming UK dates via these handy "Buy Tickets Online" links! (For those dates without links, check out the box office at the listed venue for information.)

UK Tour
June 4 Nottingham Social
June 5 Glasgow King Tut's Buy Tickets Online
June 6 Liverpool Korova Buy Tickets Online
June 7 Leeds Club NME at The Faversham
June 8 Middlesbrough Club NME at The Empire
June 9 London 93ft East Buy Tickets Online
June 10 Stoke Club NME at The Underground
June 11 Manchester Roadhouse Buy Tickets Online
June 13 London White Heat at Madame Jojo's Buy Tickets Online

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

being a Jew,
you support the Vichy Govt?

4:35 PM  
Blogger BLOOD AMBITION 2006 said...

We would never support them! The only thing we support about them would be their hanging deaths at the hands of Charles de Gaulle!

But seeing as how it is they who are supporting us... well... I guess I can get behind that.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Moko said...

The meaning is this: even if you manage to have a naked woman atop a decapitated donkey you’re still going to need an umbrella to go see The Blood Arm at the Social.


Because it always rains here in London. Always…Except today. Today was very nice.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Corny said...

The woman represents the audience, the zebra is the Blood Arm. The zebra is pleasuring the woman but it's head has come off in the process, still the zebra is good natured and doesn't mind. Meanwhile, the bony arm of the "audience" grabs a ribbed dildo in one hand and an umbrella in the other, representing America and the UK respectively, the meaning of this is obvious, she is also the ocean, a nod to crowd surfing and the complex relationship between audience and band.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Moko said...

Ooh, I vote for Corny's theory. Or I did...until a bit of web searching revealed that this is not the first time this image has been used:

The donkey has long been a symbol of ignorance…and of the Democratic Party. Working with that traditional symbolism, the image of a decapitated donkey sucking at the teetsies of a flapper was created in 1929 by Army cartoonist Walter Noonan. Noonan intended the drawing to signify that the Democrats had been so busy screwing flappers that they had let the economy go to pot (read: the Great Depression). The addition of the sawed-off arm is just a cute little nod to your band’s name.

So, this is clearly an attack on the impotence of the Democratic party...And, I still hold, a commentary on the piss poor English weather.

12:43 AM  
Anonymous christine said...

What is black and white and red all-over?
A) A newspaper
B) A zebra with a sunburn
C)Some zebra in the London Zoo, you know where kinky was invented.

5:49 PM  
Anonymous skittle teeth said...

I say corny get it.

5:28 PM  

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