Yes! Two blog posts in two days! A mish mash, as they say.
After a summer hiatus Five Points is back! And let me be the first to say how fuckin psyched I am about this one. Kate pulled out all the stops. We aim to raise the bar even higher this year.
Click this link to see Future Shipwrecks awesome write up on the whole affair click me!!!!
This pic of Melanie I found while searching for vids for Sascha's birthday post. What a psychedelic beauty, no?
And lastly but not leastly, this book came out:
I saw Sarah Marcus read from the book at Skylight on Tuesday and it was pretty amazing. And it's pretty amazing that we finally have a full researched academic compendium about this time in history. Lots of rad women who started out as riot grrls have grown up to be amazing artists, writers, journalists, and musicians, amongst other things, of course. Some of them are even mentioned in the book, Jessica Hopper is just one of the people who to comes to mind. Anyway, for those of you who follow my blog you know that I have a super duper dope friend named Cathy De La Cruz, well Cathy is awesome for lots of reasons, but one of the coolest is the fact that she is a first wave riot grrl, she was there, she was up in the mix, pen palling, organizing- she was one of the organizers for the first Ladyfest, and setting up shows for traveling riot grrl bands in her small hometown of San Antonio. All from a mail box she rented in town, in order to keep her dealings private from her conservative family. Cathy was 14 when all of this was happening and she helped make San Antonio an official stop on the riot grrl tour route. In any event, on the website devoted to promoting the release of the book, Sarah Marcus posted videos of some OG riot grrls to talk about thier experience. Here is Cathy's awesome video:
And here is a link to the website itself, so you can watch other awesome women discuss how riot grrl changed their lives.