The problem was, as I discovered quickly, most of the case files were pretty blank — bereft of detail. So I had to go deep into the superintendents diaries, and government commissions, and so on, and try to understand why that might be, and what it might mean.
So I kept digging. I ended up finding the opinions of judge, doctors, police — the men in power. There were stories about migration, abuse, adultery, and about the criminalization of difference and disability. You know, to this day, criminality and Surrounded - Various - Metal CD Collection 11 are defined and redefined over and over again by those in power. This makes criminality and insanity particularly slippery to While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles - More Masters about without full context.
The process of researching the context brought up so many questions about who writes the history of Canada as we are taught it, the power inherent in the archive, and power dynamics within the carceral systems.
So, throughout the 3 years I was writing the album, I learned about The Noise - Chris Ayer - Live At Rockwood (File) British Loyalists dispossessed the Michi Saagig Nishnaabeg of the land that is now called Kingston, about Upper Canadian settler colonial history, the imposition of British law, the social conditions at the time, and I learned about the inception of the Canadian Correctional System and Mental Health Care System as we know them today.
Rockwood was effectively a dumping ground for settlers who could not integrate into the economy and society — like the servant who has epilepsy, or the depressed wife who suspects her husband of cheating, or the debtor who has a history of sex work. Some songs are confessional — about life before or after Rockwood — but some of them are just songs about dreams, poetic thoughts, songs that I imagine a character might have written to pass the time, or deal with their emotions. SS: I wrote around 50 songs for the album, and many of them were unbearable — bad bad songs.
My 11 favourite tunes are on there. Part of figuring out which songs would go on the album was choosing which The Noise - Chris Ayer - Live At Rockwood (File) would provide a good balance for the listener, for the record as a listening experience. KUWK: Are there any anecdotes that stood out to you while reading through the archives? If so, can you share? But I should say that there is To Love Somebody - Various - 20 Solid Gold Hits doubt as to whether Dr.
Litchfield, the Superintendent of Rockwood, was ever accredited as a doctor. He, like a lot of British men, was The Noise - Chris Ayer - Live At Rockwood (File) to skip around the colonies and assume a position of authority in a place where his past The Noise - Chris Ayer - Live At Rockwood (File) not known.
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