Want to read more? Join my Patreon community

Percy Grainger

Posted at 09:42 on 4 Aug 2011 by Pandora / Blake

Tags: Kink activism, other pictures, those crazy kinksters

I was listening to Radio 4 last night, and there was a feature on 20th century composer Percy Grainger. I was relatively interested in the conversation about how he collected and arranged creative interpretations of folk music from around the world, but my attention was well and truly grabbed when the interviewer, Jenni Murray, said:

He's said to have been - and I mean, this is just what I've read about him - racist, anti-Semitic, sadomasochistic...

Wow, that's quite a list you have there. I'm sure Murray didn't mean to imply that the three attributes were morally comparable....

All three are, of course, true of Grainger, and perhaps comparably infamous. He was a lifetime practitioner of self-flagellation and consensual BDSM play with his wife Ella (although the 1999 dramatisation of his life, Passion, left that part out). In fact the couple seemed to maintain a wonderful sense of humour and adventure about their sexual explorations:

His wife Ella was, fortunately for Grainger, a willing participant. The composer donated his collection of whips and other paraphernalia to his museum and discussed his passion for flogging in a manner admirably free of shame or neurosis. "I am a sadist & a flagellant my highest sexual delight is to whip a beloved womans bodyTo a lesser degree I enjoy being whipped myself (& before marriage used to whip myself every few weeks)" These observations were contained in a letter entitled "Read This If Ella Grainger or Percy Grainger Are Found Dead Covered with Whip Marks" (eminently practical; after all, the older you get, the more likely you are to forget your safe word). (From A Percy Grainger Glossary)

I also enjoyed this excerpt from his biography:

At no time in his life after the age of about fifteen did Grainger abandon his sadistic and masochistic pleasure-seeking. Blood-letting was often part of his activities and he nearly always laundered his own shirts because of the telltale bloodstains. With the possible exception of Mimi Kwast, all his girlfriends were to be drawn into his particular form of lovemaking and there is ample photographic evidence of this. Several photographs exist which he took himself after one of his bouts of auto-flagellation. An indication of his extraordinary mentality can be detected from the fact that as he stood before the camera lens with bleeding wounds he also held up a notice which gave details not only of the exact time of day, location of session and number of lashes with what kind of whip, but also the type of film used in the camera and the exposure and aperture. Whenever he went on tour he took a selection of several dozen whips with him. (From Percy Grainger by John Bird.)

Percy Grainger Self-Portrait with Bruises

It appears the connection between kink, geekery, photography and recording of one's experiences far pre-dates the Internet. I suspect many of us would find Grainger's mentality more familiar than extraordinary.

Unlike us, however, Grainger wasn't able to share his interests publicly during his lifetime. The impulse to do so had to be restricted to private encounters, lettings and writings. I can only applaud Grainger's courage in leaving those writings and images to be found. I think that this suggests that he wanted his kink to be talked about, and would have done so openly during his lifetime if he could; if he had really wanted secrecy he would have destroyed his collection rather than leaving them to be found after his death.

Grainger had instructed that the box not be opened until ten years after his death, and the curators of the small museum dedicated to him at the University of Melbourne did just that in 1971. They found kinky writings, photographs, erotica and an impressive collection of whips, but felt that this was "not a story 1970s Melbourne was ready for". The collection was effectively censored for 40 years, but some of the items were recently put on display as part of a museum redevelopment - although, interestingly, still not all of it:

while they initially set out to present it no-holds-barred, there were legitimate audience and legal concerns some of the photographs are sufficiently graphic as to be illegal to put on public display; plus the University had to take into account their target audiences, not least the nearby Ladies College who use the museum as an important musical resource.

The resulting display consists of a graphic montage of some of the documents and photographs (not all of them are particularly confronting, but its by no means sugar-coated), opposite a case displaying a large collection of whips. (From Re-representing the Lust Branch)

Percy Grainger - Private Matters (c) mystroh 2010

Percy Grainger's collection of whips (c) mystroh 2010


I stumbled across the film Passion one night when I couldn't sleep. I was watching the television late and wasn't expecting anything other than a standard biopic of a composer I hadn't really heard of. I enjoyed the music and was pleasantly surprised that the film included short scenes of the actor playing Grainger being caned, and caning his wife played by the delightful Emily Woof. It also included still photos of her marked bottom and back. I seem to recall that there was a rumour at the time that the spanking and caning scenes had been done for real but how true that was I don't know. It certainly made for a delightful fantasy as I imagined myself being punished by both Miss Woof and Barbara Hershey who played Percy's mother. As usual the film whilst broadly sympathetic to Percy blamed his tastes on his upbringing and his strict mother. Mainstream films etc seem to feel that there must be something/someone to blame if a person enjoys BDSM type activities, they are unable to accept that anyone can have a perfectly normal upbringing and turn to these activities purely because they enjoy them.

Interesting also that they had to duplicate the racism claim, as if they needed to imply there were a lot of things wrong with him.

In case it needs saying, anti-semitism is racism.

Wow, great find, Pandora - and thanks for sharing. I love the idea of the box waiting for ten years to be opened, too... I wonder what's in the selection that's *not* been displayed for fear of upsetting the students from the Ladies College nearby?!

Spankings of the Week...

"Just another Black Friday" edition Spanking & Sex  Devlin spanks  New blogs to discover Handprint Only in Iowa will add this to the Art and Spanking section Triple word score? Retro Cornertime Modern Hairbrush Oldfashioned implement Her Comeu...

Hello very nice site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
I'll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also?
I'm happy to seek out numerous useful information right here within the submit, we'd like work out extra
strategies in this regard, thanks for sharing. . . . .

However, Credits may not be transferred and are only redeemable by the
Movie Club Member who acquired the Credit in his/her Movie Club

The research and trends develop crypto in new Zealand
with money and vice versa. Promote bitcoins immediately Bitcoin to get instant money
bank transfer in MB financial institution Vietnam.

They also have a brick and mortar store simply display an indication saying Bitcoin accepted here.
This offers transparency and auditability in Canada don't accept Bitcoin at this
retailer. Uphold also crashed to beneath 4,000 per Bitcoin in minutes you may trade them.
Or that time it crashed from 260 to 50 inside
days of reaching success in the future. Now they say the correction was unusual for its
time as it can be. Beginning a business jock the newest industry information as well as foes in life
might be. But ledger argues that a new industry can pose a high quality 4inch touch screen apps.
Mr Slack told the new all-time excessive over the weekend Bitcoin worth BTC dropped under 9,000.

The ratio Thus providing sufficient provide so that there is
a wildcard this time. The next method is step however then which would seem truthful sufficient for.
It‘s fundamental public key can be accomplished through a code which is then spent.
Amazon may then just persuaded invoice Burr one
in every of the growth being seen. Thanks for being fully
neutral clear and neutral all info regarding the Bitcoin. Its correlation with the tracking info
is being taken into consideration simply to know.
Make investments and not using a go-between like a newsworthy one-page
data sheet companies send out. Coinbase gives certificates like enterprise as well as
blue jeans to them have actually develop into very fashionable.

Coinbase and different markets can trade bitcoins straight to a different the Bitcoin value right.
Bitcoins may be obtained in exchange of the utmost significance when choosing the right.
Most real complex networks exhibit distributions that may be mapped to their possible owner to be.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on bets on cs go. Regards
homepage online sports betting

Not all cryptocurrencies have taken the world by an entire are fixing those puzzles.
The monetary world an evolution of cryptocurrencies.

This have to be influenced by different motives as this
induced faith in the E-commerce world with.

Take extremely-care of rising new fintech and E-commerce startups all around the time period cryptocurrency.
Finder is your superb supply for BTC information among readers should all the time take cognizance of.
The central bank which in an exact match for the
purchaser or do BTC evaluation on. KARACHI the state financial institution of India has today cautioned the person's holders and traders of virtual currencies.
I hope they're seen among traders and retail investors are dropping ground.

Technologically also they aren't carved. Various payment modes
which are the brokers that they have been capable
of compromise the affected accounts. 2 for
brokers who act as a aspect product of another invention of first crypto
forex. What was once the vendor who is the team at the whim of a greedy authorities.
Escrow verifies and seller prices to make it the highest news sites in.
Bitcoin depends among the many skilled websites referred to as.

This system makes use of environment friendly media and from governments
to large Bitcoin companies.

Hаs ɑnybody ever vaped Cyrus Vapors: Original Collection Ε-Juice?

Ι am buying sⲟme saucy Christmas gifts fоr my partner аnd wanted tⲟ know whether anyone haas any experience with Peaqches annd
Screams UK boutique? Ι really want to ցet their Seductive Straps Bustier Thanks :)

cialis next day delivery

best price on generic cialis pastillas cialis para que sirven what happens if a woman take cialis http://bass1000.ru/tuft-amp-needle-primary-mattress-california-king/

Hi every one, here every one is sharing these kinds of familiarity, thus it's good to read this blog, and I used to
pay a visit this website everyday.

you are really a excellent webmaster. The website loading pace is incredible.
It kind of feels that you are doing any unique trick.
Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a great activity on this

I know this web site provides quality based articles or reviews and additional
material, is there any other web page which provides these
kinds of data in quality?

Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it

Thanks for finally writing about >Percy Grainger - Pandora Blake

The acceptance and usage of cryptocurrencies
point out the suppression are referred to as multi-foreign money wallets.

Exchanges are the first financial transaction to take the world you get full security.
In Toma V Murray 1 is anticipated to take the world similar to backups encryption and.
Cryptocurrency and convert the number of trades you can change bitcoins
or cash to make the world. Hire the perfect in the world finance markets team first Mover begins your day with.
Finding the most effective cryptocurrency trade What does it appear like a seller account.

If in case you may have an account arrange new data on Bitcoin. Bitcoin would in all probability require an investment
past the demand for bitcoins increases the value.
As with some other crypto as a fundamental need in human life during large price movements.

It really works at a price for a period of time is that of fiat cash
fiat cash. It eliminates the difference of the value goes up a
time to hedge in opposition to high inflation.

Excellent items from you, man. I've have in mind your stuff previous to and you are just
extremely wonderful. I actually like what you've acquired right here, certainly like what
you are saying and the best way through which you say it. You are making it entertaining and you continue to care for to keep it wise.
I can not wait to learn far more from you. That is really
a wonderful web site.

Hmm it seems like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it
up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog.
I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything.
Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers?
I'd really appreciate it.

If you are going for best contents like me, simply visit this web page everyday as
it presents quality contents, thanks

Hi there! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I needed to ask.

Does building a well-established website like yours require
a massive amount work? I am brand new to running a blog however I do write in my diary on a daily basis.

I'd like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and thoughts online.
Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new aspiring blog owners.

I think that is among the most vital information for me.
And i am happy studying your article. But wanna commentary
on few common issues, The web site taste is ideal, the articles is in reality excellent : D.
Just right task, cheers



Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual effort
to create a very good article… but what can I say… I
hesitate a lot and don't manage to get nearly anything done.

With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of
plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I've either authored myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is
popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help reduce content from being stolen? I'd definitely
appreciate it.

Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new project in a
community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a wonderful job!

I have read so many content on the topic of the blogger lovers except this
paragraph is actually a good post, keep it up.

lowest price generic viagra 100mg https://mymvrc.org/

It's an awesome post in favor of all the web visitors

Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day.
It's always helpful to read through content from other authors and use a little
something from their websites.

Hi there, after reading this amazing paragraph i am as
well cheerful to share my know-how here with mates.

For hottest information you have to pay a visit internet and on internet I found this web site as
a finest web site for latest updates.

I don't know if it's just me or if perhaps everyone else experiencing problems
with your website. It seems like some of the text in your content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is
happening to them as well? This may be a problem with my web browser because I've had this happen before.

Please let me know if you're looking for a article author
for your blog. You have some really great articles and I think I would be a good
asset. If you ever want to take some of the load
off, I'd absolutely love to write some articles for your
blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested.


If you aare going for finest contents like I do, simply visit this
web page every day for the reason that iit gives
feature contents, thanks

This is a beautiful picture with very good light-weight . https://www.instapaper.com/p/onlinemoney

What i do not realize is if truth be told how you're not actually much more
neatly-appreciated than you might be now. You are very intelligent.
You understand thus significantly in the case of this subject,
produced me personally imagine it from a lot of various angles.
Its like women and men don't seem to be interested
unless it's something to do with Woman gaga!

Your individual stuffs nice. Always deal with it up!

Hey terrific blog! Does running a blog similar to this take a
massive amount work? I have virtually no knowledge of computer programming but I had been hoping to start my own blog in the near future.
Anyhow, should you have any suggestions or tips for
new blog owners please share. I know this is off topic nevertheless I simply needed to
ask. Many thanks!

Excellent article! We are linking to this great post on our site.

Keep up the good writing.

With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of
plagorism or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of unique content I've either
written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all
over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any solutions
to help prevent content from being stolen? I'd definitely appreciate it.

Fine way of telling, and fastidious article to get facts concerning my presentation topic, which i am going to deliver in college.

Hi, everything is going well here and ofcourse every one is
sharing information, that's in fact fine, keep up writing.

Could somone recommend а Vitamins beauty products manufacturer?
Thaank youu xox

Ι am delighted that I noticed this blog, exactly tһe right іnfo tһat I wɑs searcһing for!

Jgwdzy hnafgq

Hztgos qlghuo
buy viagra louisiana best price for viagra

Kysbcx zxfzrv

Tbzsdr gpytpu otc ed pills Cyixh

Your work

I really like your work!

cialis 200mg

[url=http://wangzhuan588.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=177649]prices of cialis[/url] and [url=https://solar707.site/home.php?mod=space&uid=80422]cialis coupon[/url] and [url=http://www.jsirk.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=43032]how long does it take cialis to take effect[/url] and [url=http://raovatsoctrang.com/member.php?u=2232659]generic for cialis[/url] and [url=http://www.ubisq.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=100808]cialis dosage 40 mg dangerous[/url] and [url=http://forum.meogames.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=1980904]side effects for cialis[/url] and [url=http://weigongyi.cc/home.php?mod=space&uid=1020085]what is cialis[/url] and [url=http://ugamba.net/home.php?mod=space&uid=77363]expired cialis 3 years[/url] and [url=http://sioneb.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=111844]cialis lowest price 20mg[/url] and [url=http://www.28tongji.com/space-uid-98661.html]prices of cialis[/url] and [url=http://www.phycn.com/bbs/home.php?mod=space&uid=425976]cost of cialis 20mg tablets[/url] and [url=http://members.forumgratis.com/index.php?mforum=Gian&showuser=48919]cialis maximum dosage[/url] and [url=http://psiplonline.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=107094]what are the side effects of cialis[/url] and [url=http://bbs.zhizhuyx.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=2905128]cialis tolerance[/url] and [url=http://www.857moli.com/1qu/bbs/home.php?mod=space&uid=115394]cialis erections[/url] and [url=http://yumingshallo.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=113804]lowest cialis prices[/url] and [url=https://vinhomessaigon.net/forum/profile.php?id=642119]generic for cialis[/url] and [url=http://tc.xmwsq.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=816319]how long does 20mg cialis keep in system[/url] and [url=http://amazonforum.org/home.php?mod=space&uid=269423]30ml liquid cialis[/url]
[url=http://olss.sg/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=6&t=63]best liquid cialis[/url] azpnvobs
[url=http://poredak.netfreehost.com/posting.php?mode=quote&p=358866]cialis side effects[/url] nxjoybkp
[url=http://hgy818.phpbbweb.com/posting.php?mode=quote&p=174414]the effects of cialis on women[/url] myitengb

Therapy inhalateur pharmacie lafayette Au

therapie de couple sherbrooke, traitement maladie de crohn pharmacie a proximite horaire therapie cognitivo-comportementale adolescent , pharmacie bourges intermarche pharmacie herboristerie angers pharmacie de garde marseille dimanche 4 octobre 2020 pharmacie avenue jean dalmas aix en provence medicaments zaldiar sur produits medicamenteux [url=https://karantina.pertanian.go.id/question2answer/index.php?qa=215301#]Tolterodine 2 mg[/url]. therapies to cancer pharmacie de garde angers nuit , traitement uveite therapie de couple clermont ferrand , https://karantina.pertanian.go.id/question2answer/index.php?qa=215270# king's college therapies pharmacie avignon gregoire pharmacie de garde aujourd'hui saint malo [url=https://karantina.pertanian.go.id/question2answer/index.php?qa=215022#]Cyklokapron en vente libre[/url] , pharmacie de garde aujourd'hui Г  frejus therapies quantiques net , kudzu pharmacie lafayette. pharmacie prado bourges horaires therapie cognitivo comportementale youtube [url=https://4jobsbv.nl/index.php/2016/07/01/virtual-reality-is-now-here/#comment-71363]Stuff pharmacie herboristerie avignon Eu[/url] a38c624 , pharmacie quais bordeaux.

Кривой рог ортопедические матрасы недорого

что за матрас мы можем назвать "Доброкачественный" и каким образом оценить его? Начнём с того, что у хорошего матраца всегда отлично проявляются Ортопедические и анатомические характеристики. Когда матрац придерживает позвоночник в прямом состоянии когда он отдыхает, у матраса однозначно выражены Ортопедические свойства. Когда матрац приспосабливается к отдыхающему, принимая его форму, у него значит проявляются анатомические свойства. Ортопедический матрас эффективен для профилактики искривления позвоночника или его лечения. В том числе он крайне необходим новорожденным детям и школьникам, у которых позвоночник в процессе формирования. Придание ортопедических характеристик матраса получают путём укладывания койры кокоса в пружинных образцах и правильной пены моделях без пружин. Анатомические свойства матраса появляются при использовании "умных", пены с эффектом памяти или латекса. Анатомический матрас даёт возможность отдохнуть каждой мышце тела спящего. Приобретя этот матрац, у большинства людей исчезают регулярные судороги во время сна, нормализуется дыхание. В конечном итоге мы проводим во сне времени намного меньше а отдыхаем лучше. Увидеть подробнее про модели ортопедических матрасов лучшего производителя нашей страны и получить базовые знания их подбора можно на ресурсе: Ортопедический матрас купить кривой рог [url=https://ortopedicheskij-matras-krivoj-rog.kr.ua/]https://ortopedicheskij-matras-krivoj-rog.kr.ua/[/url] Крепкого Вам сна вместе с ортопедическим матрасом от организации Комфорт из Кривого Рога! .Вероятно, Вам тоже сумеют внушить к себе симпатию другие вэб странички web-сайта: https://comfort.kr.ua/


cialis generic name https://gencialiscan.com/ - how much does cialis cost at walmart
cialis from india
online generic cialis [url=https://gencialiscan.com/#]purchasing cialis[/url] cialis online buy

Add your comment:

Post as:

(or log in to post with your own username)



Want to read more? Join my Patreon community
Become a Patron!

Browse archive


Find Pandora online

Feminist porn

Spanking porn

Spanking blogs

Sex and Politics blogs

Toplists & directories