Guest Essayist for Norman W. Long’s “Calumet in Dub” Solo Exhibit

As some of you may know, one of my career goals is to adjunct college without ever stepping a single foot inside of graduate school. So, I am pleased to announce what could only be the beginning of my journey to being a Guest Lecturer, with the arrival of an incredible solo exhibit from Norman… Continue reading Guest Essayist for Norman W. Long’s “Calumet in Dub” Solo Exhibit

Musical Haiku Essay on the Theme of Snow and Consciousness

Currently, my favorite thing about the snow is that my dog loves it, and her favorite thing is when I make her a snowball, throw it, and it dissipates into the rest of the snow as it lands: a Very Good Puppy Mystery, and also a way I am teaching her about being-in-the-world and consciousness. I am… Continue reading Musical Haiku Essay on the Theme of Snow and Consciousness

Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

Honored to be featured in the first issue of the first volume of the new music publication, Brilliant Corners, and excited to have a place to write things in the first person for a change! It's a very personal essay on one of my favorite albums, the Black Eyes S/T. It's also about trauma and… Continue reading Black Eyes Essay in Brilliant Corners 1.1

Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution We Need in 2019: The Only Criticism of the Bikini Kill Reunion Anyone Dared to Publish

By: Erin Margaret Day Bikini Kill have been in the music news a lot lately. They got back together for some reunion shows recently, and I made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles to reconnect with my feminist punk roots. Functioning as leaders of the “riot grrrl” movement, Bikini Kill called for “revolution grrrl style now”… Continue reading Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution We Need in 2019: The Only Criticism of the Bikini Kill Reunion Anyone Dared to Publish

Sonic Rorschach: Dance Music as Collage and Its Dancing Subjectivities

Preface: I originally published this on the Hugo Ball Chicago website in January of 2015, when I was actively working in service of the Motherbeat with them, as the Resident Glue Sniffer and Hannah Hoch of Chicago Dance Music. It has been revised to reflect preferred gender pronouns which have evolved over time, as we… Continue reading Sonic Rorschach: Dance Music as Collage and Its Dancing Subjectivities