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In a world of sickening brightness, the best way to stick out is to go dark. That’s why when Christina Pazsitzky was growing up in the San Fernando valley, she sought out the eerily romantic weirdness of the 80’s blossoming goth culture. It’s been many years since Christina donned all black and danced the reckless dance of the lonely to the morose crooning of androgynous new wave. Now she’s a wife, mother of two and wildly successful stand-up comedian, with two Netflix specials to her credit: Mother Inferior and The Degenerates, and her own podcast: Your Mom’s House. But no matter what, there’ll always be a part of her that’s still that twelve-year-old girl smoking cigarettes, listening to The Smiths’ 1984 debut alt rock classic The Smiths, knowing full well how alone we all really are.
00:45 – Intro
09:00 – A Columbine shooter-prototype got Christina into the Smiths
20:30 – This is an album you have to talk about with your therapist
23:45 – Latinos (supposedly) love Morrisey
26:30 – Twelve is a rough age to realize you’re alone in the universe
33:00 – “If you’re going to be fucking depressed, be interesting about it.”
36:15 – In whose face do you rub it?
43:30 – The sage advice of Howard Stern
46:15 – Suck it up, snowflake!
48:45 – Lies, lies and more lies
59:15 – Everyone is a little gay
01:03:30 – Moms vs. Dads.
01:08:30 – Thanks for the gift?
01:15:30 – Jealousy will only get you so far
01:19:00 – Falling in love with Tom Segura
01:27:30 – Going down intellectual rabbit holes
01:35:00 – If your jokes are easy to steal, you need better jokes
01:38:30 – If the front door to show business is blocked, try the window
01:37:00 – How goth is too goth?
01:49:15 – Facts!
01:50:15 – Compassion is the strongest weapon against depression
01:52:45 – The relief of no longer being hot
01:55:00 – The gigs that make you want to quit
01:58:00 – Outro
01:59:45 – ‘They Own This Town’ by Flora Cash
The 500 is a production of Native Creative Podcasts.