There's a really entertaining and interesting assessment of Lady Gaga's newest endeavor, also known as the "Telephone" video, up at Feministe. You should go read it. In the meantime, is this some incredibly sick makeup, or what? It's certainly not the craziest she's done, or the most daring, or whatever. But it looks damn good,… Continue reading gaga
So there's a big bruhaha (brou-ha-ha? brew-haha? whatever) blowing up in the feminist and indie-arts blogospheres about Amanda Palmer's latest project with Jason Webley, promoted as Evelyn Evelyn (or the Neville Sisters). You can read the history of Evelyn Evelyn here, followed by the recap and Amanda's response to the big dramz here. Basically though,… Continue reading art, activism, feminism, and the possibly impossible coexistence thereof
I have a longer entry about my writing philosophy for the year in progress, but I wanted to get these two tidbits up: 1. My poem, "Martha Stewart Claims She Has been Struck by Lightning Three Times," was selected for inclusion in Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010 anthology! Many, many thanks to Adam… Continue reading a few quick, wonderful things
Today, on two separate occasions, I totally rocked out in my car. I'm talking full-blown-air-drums-singing-at-top-volume-dancing-behind-the-steering-wheel rocking out. Which, in itself, is fine. The confession part comes in when I tell you what I was rocking out to: and this: You may commence mocking me now, but I stand firm: Matthew Sweet kicked ass. Although I… Continue reading confession
Seriously. Her show was amazing, full of energy. Her opening act / back up band, Nervous Cabaret, were out of control. Sexy, sexy music. We were at the TLA, in the balcony, and twice she came to stand in the exact spot where we were sitting. She spoke to us briefly, and we just sort… Continue reading amanda palmer is a freaking rock star.
I just read Amanda Palmer's blog from 10/29, which is an Open Letter to Robert Smith (of the Cure, for those of you unfamiliar). Yes. In every way, yes. I haven't been a fangirl since - well, to be honest, probably in about 10 years. Of course I still went to concerts and got excited… Continue reading it should not have taken me this long.
Not an official one, but just some good happenings for the day: New poem up in Wicked Alice - "Eve Considers Her Life." It's one of the final poems from Imprimatur to be published; Sotto Voce will have "Via Dolorosa" up sometime this fall/winter, and then I'll be finishing up Imprimatur in time for a… Continue reading friday goodness
I had the surreal experience of hearing three children sing along to "Handlebars" by the Flobots in the backseat of my car.
Around about the time I turned 15, I discovered that "going to shows" was a great way to spend my time. Tickets in the 1990s were pretty cheap, and the TLA was a great venue for teens: it featured all ages shows, it was easy to get to, and it was in the middle of… Continue reading don’t send me roses on your behalf.
I have a John Hughes memorial post percolating, but in the meantime, please enjoy my newest obsession (pardon the crappy video - I couldn't find a decent one) - Ingrid Michaelson's "The Chain":