Diamanda Galas: Who Scares the Monsters?
Devil lady ain’t nothin’ ta fuck with
This entry is brought to you courtesy of Swellco & Swellco’s month-long homage to Women’s History Month, “The Female Power Project.”
Not that we are monsters, but some seem to think it. In the past year, the staff here at Swellco & Swellco have been accused and called all sorts of things and we are okay with that. We beat our chests as the most jaded, the most bizarre, for some around here, the most disturbed. We do revel in shit that freaks out a lot of squares. But who freaks US out?
I’ll tell you who I don’t fuck with- Diamanda Galas.
If you know who she is, you are probably shuttering already.
If you don’t know who she is, the Greek (ex)Orthodox diva is considered a musical prodigy. She is a master pianist with an operatic voice that can achieve a three and a half octave range. I won’t go into how she chooses to express those talents. If you want to know, watch the videos below. The first time I heard the Litanies of Satan, I was on 3 grams of mushrooms. I swear to this day a swarm of flies started accumulating on the ceiling as it played and I begged my friend to shut it off.
You probably don’t want to fuck with Diamanda Galas, but if I can’t dissuade you from venturing into the abyss, check out her site.
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