Very flattering endorsement of Dynamite Hemorrhage #1 from Ribbon Around a Bomb blog/website/podcast, saying all the things that I’d probably say if I had an unbridled, rapacious narcissistic personality disorder. Thank god someone else said it for me, and thanks to Erin for the very kind words.
Sick, sad readers: I am thrilled and honored to share with you the first official music video from my favorite act currently tearing shit up in the Midwest: Sex Tide. Their new video for the track …
I’m meeting and assisting DJ La Lengua for the first time tonight, as she’s graciously asked me over while she plays female-fronted punk rock on RADIO VALENCIA from 10pm-Midnight Pacific time tonight (that’s 1-3am on the US east coast, and a different time in other places). If all goes as planned it’ll be my first time on “real” radio since, yep, 1991 (as opposed to the phony radio I’m pumping out weekly now).
Since Ms. Lengua mostly plays 70s/80s punk on her show Ribbon Around a Bomb, I’ve prepared a set of obscure “90s punk” in which the XX chromosome rules. Listen online, via the Radio Valencia app – or via the podcast that’s sure to get posted in a week or two.
DJ La Lengua just posted her new podcast of the excellent Ribbon Around A Bomb radio show, this time 100% female-fronted punk and noise from San Francisco, and with a new interview w/ Mia and Deanna from Frightwig.
Click the link, look at the photos, download the podcast. It’s just that easy.
Erin F./La Lengua, whom we now follow religiously on her killer Ribbon Around a Bomb online culture trove & punk rock radio show podcast, used to be a disc jockey on KCSB-FM in Santa Barbara, CA – just like me. Just 19 years apart from each other. The collection of insular radio nerds and music fanatics was her sorority, just as it was my frathouse.
She posted a misty-eyed review of her days there, along with a show you can listen to on “MySpace” (!). Check it all out here.
…all courtesy of great American La Lengua over at Ribbon Around a Bomb. (Suburban Relapse was one of those ephemeral early 80s punk/underground ‘zines that never made it to the west coast, and therefore never made it to my collection).
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.
Somehow found this site whilst frolicking around the internet & it’s now bookmarked for some deep divin’. Ribbon Around a Bomb is a burgeoning multimedia empire helmed by La Lengua, and she’s pretty rad across the board. Her radio show and podcast is 100% female-fronted punk rock, postpunk and no-wave noise, and I swear, I don’t know how these youngsters know so much about music these days, but goddamn it, they do, and they’re doing laps around us. She’s got a lot to teach me about the past & the present, and indeed all of us.
Moreover, Ribbon Around The Bomb website’s sort of a modern primer on past & present outsider art, music, photography and style. It’s a visual onslaught of photos, links, flyers and all sorts of underground ephemera. I’m just getting really acquainted with it right now. Wanted to make sure you had a chance to do so as well – download a couple of radio shows and get clicking right here.