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“RIOT GRRRL MANIFESTO
BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.
BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other’s work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.
BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own moanings.
BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are gonna figure out how we are doing impacts, reflects, perpetuates, or DISRUPTS the status quo.
BECAUSE we recognize fantasies of Instant Macho Gun Revolution as impractical lies meant to keep us simply dreaming instead of becoming our dreams AND THUS seek to create revolution in our own lives every single day by envisioning and creating alternatives to the bullshit christian capitalist way of doing things.
BECAUSE we want and need to encourage and be encouraged in the face of all our own insecurities, in the face of beergutboyrock that tells us we can’t play our instruments, in the face of “authorities” who say our bands/zines/etc are the worst in the US and
BECAUSE we don’t wanna assimilate to someone else’s (boy) standards of what is or isn’t.
BECAUSE we are unwilling to falter under claims that we are reactionary “reverse sexists” AND NOT THE TRUEPUNKROCKSOULCRUSADERS THAT WE KNOW we really are.
BECAUSE we know that life is much more than physical survival and are patently aware that the punk rock “you can do anything” idea is crucial to the coming angry grrrl rock revolution which seeks to save the psychic and cultural lives of girls and women everywhere, according to their own terms, not ours.
BECAUSE we are interested in creating non-heirarchical ways of being AND making music, friends, and scenes based on communication + understanding, instead of competition + good/bad categorizations.
BECAUSE doing/reading/seeing/hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength and sense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, able-bodieism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, anti-semitism and heterosexism figures in our own lives.
BECAUSE we see fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists of all kinds as integral to this process.
BECAUSE we hate capitalism in all its forms and see our main goal as sharing information and staying alive, instead of making profits of being cool according to traditional standards.
BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak.
BECAUSE we are unwilling to let our real and valid anger be diffused and/or turned against us via the internalization of sexism as witnessed in girl/girl jealousism and self defeating girltype behaviors.
BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will change the world for real.
The Riot Grrrl Movement began in the early 1990s by Washington State band Bikini Kill and lead singer Kathleen Hanna.The riot grrrl manifesto was published 1991 in the BIKINI KILL ZINE 2.”
that time he kissed the bassist
God, I love Father John Misty.
Pinche Güero Review #1 – Lonely Horse My Desert Son EP
It’s uncommon, to say the least, that a band manages to craft an album that is equal parts poignant and powerful, ruminant and rockin’. San Anto duo (yeah, there’s only two of them) Lonely Horse have succeeded in doing just that on their debut EP My Desert Son. The five scorching tracks that comprise this album — far from your typical fire for fire’s sake — burn with pain, anger, and existential questions. The wild and wiry vocals of singer-songwriter-guitarist Nick Long ride atop the furious music, bringing their directly stated vulnerability to bear as you try to resist the urge to gyrate and throw shit. My Desert Son — penned by Long in the midst of an intense personal crisis — is never wasteful and seems to be exactly everything it needs to be, no more or less. Though each track stands strong on its own like some imposing megalith of old, this album is best when experienced and considered as a perfect whole. It’s the statement of a band that would crack open the sky if it could, but is content cracking open your head. With heart, skill, self-awareness, and energy to spare, Lonely Horse is entirely unique among local acts. It’s a hot and plodding journey through the desert, but these guys are showing us how to make your own oasis on the other side.
9 Micheladas out of 10
-Go get the album from the Lonely Horse Bandcamp: http://lonelyhorse1.bandcamp.com/
-Also, the guys have gotten pretty far in the Hard Rock Rising Band Competition and are now representing Saytown as they compete against 94 other bands from around the world. If they win they will get a bunch of great gear, an album and a video done via Hard Rock Records, and a small world tour. So let’s rally behind them folks — they certainly deserve it! Cast your vote HERE: https://www.facebook.com/hardrockcafesanantonio/app_205164529573076