Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Debby Friday here to remind you to stay up. Debby Friday describes her music as "thunder." I really like this description; it really beats out "So hard and so Woman and black" as a way of describing her music, as some Bandcamp reviewer did. I mean...it definitely comes across in her music that Debby Friday… Continue reading Music Review: Debby Friday – Bitchpunk (Self-released, March 2018) & Death Drive (Deathbomb Arc, August 2019)

Music Review: Clear Channel – Hell (Self-released, April 2020)

My life and house are a mess right now, but I am committed to writing about as much music before Juneteenth Bandcamp Revenue Share Day as possible, so here it rips... Clear Channel actually welcome you to their first record themselves. This is what they say: https://youtu.be/ydcV6tosVo4 So, yes, then. Hello Disko! As I mentioned… Continue reading Music Review: Clear Channel – Hell (Self-released, April 2020)

Music Review: Time is Fire – In Pieces (Electric Cowbell, February 2020)

I will always be here for an ESG-inspired album cover. Every time I listen to this record, it becomes increasingly unclear what my favorite songs might be, and I just feel like I need to listen again and again to all of them. I am doing this right now, and I continue having to listen… Continue reading Music Review: Time is Fire – In Pieces (Electric Cowbell, February 2020)

Book Review: Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman (2nd Ed.)

Catboi Kropotkin kept his eyes open just long enough for this photo and then promptly went to sleep. He respects Fugazi very much and apologizes for his nap-based lifestyle. Note: My book review rubric is a fifteen point scale with five points available in three categories: quality of writing, quality of content/information, and general aesthetics.… Continue reading Book Review: Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman (2nd Ed.)

Book Review: Face It by Debbie Harry

Had high expectations for this memoir, but after reading it, suspect it will be used most frequently to decorate rooms. Note: As an educator, nothing bothers me more than a rating system or rubric that is not clearly explained. Fair and well-crafted assessments are important. Justify your grades, fam. I use a scale of fifteen… Continue reading Book Review: Face It by Debbie Harry

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

Sections of this appeared previously in "Shots Fired: 'Bikini Kill are Activists, Not Musicians,' and They're Not Even Very Good Activists." 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… Continue reading Bikini Kill Are Not the Revolution We Need in 2019: The Only Criticism of the Bikini Kill Reunion Anyone Dared to Publish