Thursday, January 26, 2012


Love me some makeup. With new Mac model Beth Ditto.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Favorite guitarist series

East Bay Ray. I love this early picture I just found.

Late and fussy

I was late on listening to Lykke Li, and while not everything released is as good as this song, there are some real beautiful parts on Wounded Rhymes. Bo-Diddly-esque beat, yeah!

Just because I like it


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sandwich Art

Damien Hirst?
Piet Mondrian.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Girl Power Anthems

Oh, this is a nice Spinner article by Amy Klein!

From Flavorwire

Flavorwire's Guide to 10 Feminist Country Songs

Vintage and modern country songs are on their list, posted today. Watching Dolly Parton reminds me that I need to start practicing to be like her when I wake up in my next life. This Kitty Wells song is the second thing I ever learned on Uke, the first was a Buzzcocks song.

Sunday hardcore matinee show, anyone?

thanks Neil

The Julie Ruin news....

Check The Julie Ruin webpage for news... So many songs near completion. I couldn't be more excited.

Kenny Mellman (keys/vox), me (guitar/vox), Kathleen Hanna (Lead Vox), Kathi Wilcox (bass/vox), Carmine Covelli (drums/vox)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Little Girls

The Little Girls from 1982-5, L.A., a power pop street band featuring Clem Burke and Nigel Harrison from Blondie. They had two hits, "The Earthquake Song" and "How to Pick Up Girls" and opened for The Boomtown Rats, The Call, Janis Ian, The Pretenders and others.

One of the first MTV videos "How to Pick Up Girls."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sharon Van Etten

Great song & guitar tones....


Chickfactor 20th Anniversary shows in Brooklyn and DC. See all SHOWS HERE
Photo: Black Tamborine

Photo: Small Factory

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pedal Board gallery

I forgot that the main reason I started this blog was for collecting pedal board images. Here's a couple more, thanks to my dearest friend J.W.

Dub Trio (Dec 2011)

Anna Calvi December 2011

Ms. Mag Blog

Women in 1978

Oh, these are all SO, SO good. This started when I posted A Taste Of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie" on Dec 20, 2011 and wanted to compare it to other songs from that year. This may be my favorite posting so far. Also in 1978 Loretta Lynn wins best country artist of the year, Bee Gee's "Staying Alive" soundtrack is no.1, Nancy Spungen dies in Chelsea Hotel.

Finally, all the words to "Ring My Bell"...

Always reminds me of making up a dance routine to this with my babysitter on the beige living room carpet. Also of George Hamilton as Dracula in that Love at First Bite movie...

BASS LINE. Bass appreciation week starts now.

Watch this for the introductory guitar solo by Nancy Wilson.

When Joan Jett fronted the band, no Cherie Currie. Great song.

Unusual song by Siouxie. Just can't get enough of this.

In my heart I'm into glam rock the most.

Carol Kaye

Friend her on Facebook and see the fabulous lessons she posts daily (HERE). She is a role model teacher and one of the greatest bassists ever.