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By on Jan 16, 2009 in Life, Politics

So I just got this really random IM: **** IronedCoho: You know, I’m a Christian and your recent post offended me! What if my children were on? I mean, it’s all the rage to be edgy and everything but is it really necessary to use such prejudicing words like the N-word? Grow up and read your Bible. me: who are you and what the hell are you talking about? ironedcoho is offline. **** This was an interesting moment for me, because, other than the telling fact that I never used the N-word in any post, the truth is that this guy could totally be talking about a post I wrote. So I thought I’d comment on a statement made to somehow make me feel guilty: “What if my children were on?” First of all, it is not my responsibility to ensure that your children don’t see things you don’t want them to or to ensure that your children can deal with and understand...

My sister is awesome!

By on Dec 18, 2008 in Life, Politics

Check out the Obama love over at Mabel Hand Bags: I ♥ Obama Hand Bag – in blue and in redObama Rocks My Socks Hand Bag in blue and in red I do have to stop myself for a second and appreciate the fact that someone who got upset when my parents and I had political discussions at dinner is now so excited about a politician. I just wish the excitement was about policy and issues and not just his charisma. Either way, the bags are freakin’ awesome. Don’t you want...

How to be a Rock Star – Life lessons and other such dissapointments …

By on Oct 14, 2008 in Life

In my previous, and also ironically titled, post, I wrote about having to make a big scary decision. Update: I wussed out in making it and now it has been made for me … which may or may not be better. The point is this: I’m back to square one. Literally, figuratively, emotionally. Last week, I felt like I was treading water … and had been for a long long time. I wonder where that metaphor will take me now … hopefully, swimming forward but then again, it might take me out of the pool entirely. Tonight, as I paid $15 an hour to play by myself, a certain lyric I wrote long ago hit me: i was taught a lesson i’ll never forgetthe things i want the most are the things i’ll never get Ok. Enough with the self-pitying drama. Anyone know a...

The New Mission – How To Be A Rock Star

By on Sep 14, 2008 in Life

I’ve been thinking of changing the “mission” of this blog. It’s not that I won’t or don’t enjoy posting cd/band/concert reviews and writing about other people’s music; it’s more that I think I need an outlet for my own process of doing music – my own frustrations really. In jest – seriously – I’m calling it “How To Be A Rock Star.” At the moment I actually find that really unfunny … When I came to New York 2 years ago, I felt ready. Ready to pursue music for real – not quit my job, starving artist – but pursue it with a responsible gusto. You know, practice once a week, play shows, record. I felt like it was my time – a new beginning – time to do the stuff I wanted to do. Here I am 2 years later. On the surface, I’m in exactly the same place I was. Only playing for...

More on Schlafly, Education & Beer

By on May 13, 2008 in Life, Politics

A Wash U professor wrote a very good article about how honoring Phyllis Schlafly & Chris Mathews is indicative of a larger issue: Is the University selling it’s soul – a research-oriented, intellectual, scientific award winning soul – to look cool? Also, of note, according to an alumnus who was a student rep to the Board of Trustees, the suggestion to honor Gloria Steinem was quickly shot down. Apparently, honoring individuals “from all aspects of the political spectrum” doesn’t include both sides of the feminist “debate.” As I began writing this post – using only Schlafly’s last name in the title, a burning, desparate question occurred to me: Is Schlafly’s beer, the best local beer in STL, owned by Shlafly’s family and does Phyllis have any say? The answer is yes – sort of. According the Schlafly’s...

The Dead Kennedys, Wash U, & Phyllis Schlafly

By on May 6, 2008 in Life, Politics

I just found out that my dear alma mater – Washington University in St. Louis – will be giving Phyllis Schlafly an honorary doctorate at the upcoming commencement. (Thank you Feministing!) I can handle the fact that a douche bag like Chris Mathews is giving the Commencement address – especially since I didn’t even go to my graduation so I’m not really inclined to be concerned about who graduates and their families have to suffer through – I can even, kind of, handle the fact that they are also giving him an honorary doctorate (I mean, what for?) but Phyllis fucking Schlafly?? Seriously?!?!? As a response to this outrageous bullshit, I wrote a quick email to Chancellor Wrighton: Dear Chancellor Wrighton, I was shocked to learn that Washington University will be honoring Phyllis Schlafly this year. In fact, I double checked to be sure that it...