Monday, March 29, 2010

Holly Golightly

Listen to the new Holly Golightly cd IN FULL free on Spinner this week. GORGEOUS.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Rock Camp stuff

Don't know the artist of this bunny picture, but I assume she plays rock music. This was in Willie Mae Rock Camp's rehearsal room tonight. I'll credit this young painter when I find out!

The Runaways movie

This movie was a fun, dark ride and the excitement was contagious. Friends of mine that know Joan Jett and Kim Fowley said their depictions were SPOT ON. One friend said he fell over laughing at how accurate Michael Shannon's portrayal of Fowley was. Hmmm.... (I did think he came off as a SAINT in this compared to what was said about him in "Edgeplay, a Documentary about the Runaways.") The soundtrack was excellent (clips of "Fujiyama Mama" by Wanda Jackson, "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges during a haunting erotic scene, and of course Runaway's music, and my now favorite Joan Jett song "I Want You"...). GLAM ROCK teen bands?? HELL YES, bring them on! I hope this inspires AND sends a message of precaution at the same time. My other prediction, for what its worth, is that Dakota aka Cherie Currie will singlehandedly be bringing the feathered hair look BACK.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My favorite "punk" album as a kid

From the B52's Self Titled album released in 1979. Sooooo good. One of my favorite songs on this album.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Paradise Titty - Whiskey Meets Cupcakes

"Paradise Titty" is all female Guns & Roses tribute band located in Austin Tx. Go see them on Sunday at SXSW! And really, don't miss THIS INTERVIEW with the band!!
Paradise T facebook page

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Teaching and Work

The door at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls...

Pretty shiny colorful drums are stored at Rock Camp.

Band coaching "The Awkward Turtles" this morning. This is right before they did an interview in a film about Girl Bands. These girls are breakin' rules and inspiring other girls to break out of their "shells" and form bands too!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Altered Images!

I love Clare Grogan! This is the most underplayed "Happy Birthday" song...:-) Lets all sing this every year instead of the old one....why not? The melody is gorgeous! (Also.....was just reading up on the famous "Happy Birthday To You" song we all know and grew up with - it was written by two WOMEN: Patty Smith Hill and Mildred J. Hill, late 1800's. Their families still collect royalties.)

(enigmatic) Lyrics:
"Happy birthday - happy birthday... Happy, happy birthday
In a hot bath - To those nice nice nights - I remember always, always - I got such a fright - Seeing them in my dark cupboard - with my great big cake -
If they were me - if they were me - and I was you -
and I was you - If they were me -
and I was you - Would you have liked a present too?"

Monday, March 8, 2010

Brooklyn Guitar & Drum Studio for Women & Girls

Home sick this week and started to build brand new website. Still in the works.....More to come:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Warpaint's drummer was excellent. I left the bar to see what the drummer was doing because I heard so many RICH TONES coming from the kit (not a common or easy thing to achieve). This person completely stood out from the band. I was happy to see it was a fellow gal drummer.