I’ve told you about the eye-popping, mind-jarring collection of images, videos and music available over on the RIBBON AROUND A BOMB site, curated by La Lengua and devoted to female-fronted punk, no wave and all manner of related cultural artifacts. She’s got a terrific radio show as well on San Francisco pseudo-pirate radio station Radio Valencia with her partner “DJ Ashtray” that’s remarkable in its breadth of femme-punk from the 70s, 80s & (rarely) beyond.
You gotta download the podcast of Show #23, which I just listened to. Mr. and Mrs. Lengua are in the studio with their daughter as she plays a variety of scorching, blinding and ear-throttling punk and postpunk (Slits, Au Pairs and Delta 5 all within a 10-minute block). Mrs. Lengua even gets a shout-out for turning her daughter onto punk rock, having been an original recipe X and Clash fan back in the proverbial day.
These two young women, who normally curse like the merchant marine on shore leave, are on what must be their best behavior, and tone down their filthy toilet talk down to parentally-approved levels. It’s a great listen that even made me ponder whether I should have ignored Girlschool these past thirty years. Listen here.