While making the hang in LA, George Chen interviewed me for his Zum podcast, episode 19. It was so fun; thanks for pulling it outta me, George!
Video from L.A. Zinefest panel with Alice Bag, Drew Denny, and me. Was so fun!
Hmmm, such a hard question to answer. I mean, i feel that any answer would be too general. There are so many feminists (i hope!), who express themselves and live their lives in so many different ways, all different ages. I don’t always feel comfortable judging another “generation” cuz i don’t necessarily know. I don’t like to encourage the idea of in-fighting among feminists, between the “generations” or anything. I think every conscious, politicized person fights the power in their own ways, and it all helps. Like the personal is political, etc.
I guess in the indie music scene, I wish things were more politicized, more openly feminist, etc. Not that I necessarily know about that realm either, but most of it I hear these days seems so tame, so boy/girl cute, so lovey dovey, coded, we love animals and nature and each other, and the music is often good, but no one’s really saying much or taking a stand. Too safe for my liking. I prefer the confrontational.
Technology… well it makes our lives so much easier in certain ways, but more politically progressive? Not so sure. I just saw that movie The Social Network. I liked it in a way, but wow, for the most part, any women were relegated to the brainless groupie role, just used as backdrop to illustrate how sordid these smartypants boys’ lives had become. One could argue that “Hey that’s just how it went down, man” but I have my doubts. Most the girls in that movie are either sexualized, lobotomized, crayzee or invisible. But who knows? Maybe those Harvard girls were so technologically advanced they developed a way to become invisible!
My photos of Ari Up ruling the Black Cat backstage at Ladyfest DC, August 9, 2002. She showed up so late the BC stage manager wasn’t going to let Ari go on, but a few of us insisted. How could you not?! It was our (Ladyfest’s) show, Ari Up’s a legend, and some things are worth catering to, no matter what. She had tied fringe from a suede jacket across her forehead as bangs (“fringe”) and was singing along to a cassette she threw in a boom box and kept yelling at “Hippie Bernie” to “turn up the bass!” Totally insane, totally brilliant. It was probably the best show I’ve ever seen…
Aw thanks! I also threw a used pad during a Fitz of Depression show in Olympia, that didn’t fly as well! ha ha