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Song of the day (Australia) – 150: Witch Hats

I’ve thought about this next entry, a lot. I want to balance out this series of being Australian with old and new, otherwise I’d just pack it with Lighthouse Keepers and Hummingbirds B-sides. And I can’t find a link to Melbourne’s own proto-Riot Grrrls Matrimony… oh wait. That’s a lie. Here’s their MySpace page. Let’s […]

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Song of the day – 129: Ouch My Face

Let’s stick with the raw-assed rock for now. After all, it was what I (mostly) made my name championing. Here’s something sweet – all squealing and implied menace, like a partially-stuck pig given the keys to the abattoir and the opposable thumbs to use them; or a breakaway sect of Babes In Toyland fans let […]

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Song of the day – 90: Kate Nash (again!)

I vowed not to repeat the same artist twice in this series, let alone two songs from the same album, but… This song is so weird, I have to draw attention to it, however. Despite the comments from various fans on the ‘net (“she’s been listening to Huggy Bear, Lydia Lunch“) (“is Kate Nash trying […]

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Song of the day – 23: Bikini Kill

It came on my iTunes at random while I was riding on the 380 bus home and literally figuratively beautifully spine-tinglingly metaphorically stupidly wantonly mind-bustingly… made me glad it had. And let’s not forget these couple of conversations about Riot Grrrl here, and here.

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Letters from Rosie 5

So I wrote back to Rosie, following her previous email, stating that I wasn’t sure that many of us have the constancy she claims on our behalf – that we all contradict ourselves and doubt ourselves and (speaking personally) sometimes wish we could be co-opted by the mainstream, but that it’s long since occurred to […]

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Letters from Rosie 4

…today, I found this. Bikini Kill archive. Maybe Kathleen’s making a documentary – which would be awesome. Riot Grrrl has been so important to me, but I never saw Bikini Kill live or even owned a fanzine. Why does it mean so much to me? I was thinking about it the other day in the […]

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Hugs And Kisses (September edition)

This is the first in the series of columns I wrote for Playground. I hope they commission more. I’ve really enjoyed writing them. Hugs And Kisses The Strangely Muted Outbursts of Everett True 1. Various Artists – Soundman Shots: the Caribou & Downbeat 78’s Story http://www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=35144&CatID=2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tQ8m_vjJTE http://everetttrue2.blogspot.com/2009/09/equators-elizabeth-archer_13.html Life is a continual distraction. You sit […]

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Letters from Rosie 2

Hey J, I WANT to know what you think about certain records, because I’m INTERESTED in what you personally think. Our interests may be esoteric, but because of the democratising power of the internet, that doesn’t seem to matter anymore. I wanted to know if you’ve heard the new Gossip record, or what you make of the Beth Ditto […]

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Spotlight – 1: The Ethical Debating Society

The Ethical Debating Society create a righteous racket, a confusion of good intentions and wonderful, garbled drumming. Vocals come strident and supportive and fast. You don’t need to understand or even make out individual consonants because you just know you’d be down the front dancing furious and spasmodic to the jerky, flailing rhythms, the storm […]

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