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February 29th, 2012

partywitch: EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT & SUPPORT K8 @ THE…



partywitch:

EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT & SUPPORT K8 @ THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2012 

February 29th, 2012

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February 29th, 2012

therichgirlsareweeping: Davy Jones sings “Girl” on “The Brady…



therichgirlsareweeping:

Davy Jones sings “Girl” on “The Brady Bunch”

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February 29th, 2012

my response to a show listing on nyulocal that advertised our benefit (it’s not a benefit) as free and called my band "bra-burning feminists, but not annoying about it"

heidivanderlee:

damn kids. GET OFF MY LAWN! also, come to our show.

here’s the show listing.

here’s my response, which i posted in the comments but hasn’t shown up yet:

first of all, thanks for listing our show. we appreciate that. my name’s heidi and i play cello in amy klein and the blue star band.

however, we do not appreciate the following:

-implying that sliding scale = free. that is not what it means. sliding scale is a way of accommodating folks who may not have a lot of cash but don’t want to miss the show. if someone is broke as a joke, yes, we’ll let them in, but by announcing it as free, that disrespects our good will.

-referring to our show as “some feminist benefit” when it is uh, not a benefit. which you would know if you read the facebook invite you linked to in your own article. but if it WAS a benefit, that would make your insinuation that the show is free even more troubling.

-equating feminism with being “bra-burning” and “annoying.” cutting down feminism with tired cliches doesn’t make you appear ironic or witty – it just makes you appear ignorant.

Seriously.

February 29th, 2012

Kathy Acker Interviews the Spice Girls for Vogue in 1997

creaturesofcomfort:

All Girls Together by Kathy Acker

The Spice Girls are the biggest, brashest girlie group ever to have hit the British mainstream. Kathy Acker is an avant-garde American writer and academic. They met up in New York to swap notes - on boys, girls, politics. And what they really, really want.

Fifty-second street. West Side, New York City. Hell’s Kitchen - one of those areas into which no one would once have walked unless loaded. Guns or drugs or both. But now it has been gentrified: the beautiful people have won. A man in middle-aged-rocker uniform, tight black jeans and nondescript T-shirt, lets Nigel, the photographer, and me through the studio doorway; then a chipmunk-sort-of-guy in shorts, with a Buddha tattooed on one of his arms, greets us warmly. This is Muff, the band’s publicity officer. We’re about to meet the Girls …

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And that is what we mean when we say “Not selling out. Sneaking in.” ™

(™Al FlipSide)

February 29th, 2012

bradelterman: My teenage hose down of Bowie in’75 on Fairfax…



bradelterman:

My teenage hose down of Bowie in’75 on Fairfax ave (Taken with instagram)

I know exactly where this was! Chills.

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February 29th, 2012

i mean–that’s the difference between white women and women of color as writers.

milkeemountainmama:

they have entire organizations working on their visibility and doing research and taking notes on how many of who is getting published.

women of color (and i’m using this as a political term rather than a racial description) get a blog post.

and then get punched in the face for writing the blog post.

so while i strongly support people like champagne candy and emmy doing what they are doing as editors and navigating that space *because they actively work to open that space up to others*—

other folks, i just stare at them and eat my ice cream.

pretty much.

February 29th, 2012

karaj: it was awful. i didn’t even care about the hoarding, i…



karaj:

it was awful. i didn’t even care about the hoarding, i just wanted the stuff i was uncomfortable with moved. i didn’t want to spend most nights in a place that was so hostile to me. never, never, never again. i’d like to make a joke, but it’s not funny. i think it’s time for the emails. 

No room at the inn. And that’s not a joke bec you are right, it’s not funny.