Rebel Girl, Redux

Kathleen Hanna Doesn't Want a Riot Grrrl Revival. Neither Should We.


Anyone who's ever had to deal with her in person knows she's actually a lot of a jerk. And anyone who was there knows that riot grrl was a step back for feminism, but hey; what a movement in fashion.
She's right about the punk thing, though. Somebody had to bust into the stupid macho with stupid macha. It sounds like I'm damning with faint praise, but I mean it.
probably woke up one day embarrassed about spelling it grrrrrrrl. How was that ever cool?
She's an interesting performance artist, and iconic counter-celebrity, but even the Sex Pistols were self admittedly not really musicians, which was actually their point.

The fact that Hanna has a new act, illustrates that perhaps she is an artist, after all.

Bravo for her encouraging young fans to become what they most admire for themselves.
I must've been living under a rock during the 90s. Oh, I was really addicted to watching Full House at that time. 15 years clean. Hope the remake sucks
I don't care what style of music women get involved in as long as there is passion. As musicians, we create from a place of inspiration not imitation. Millennial Mamas are removed from music not by age, but by their own self-doubts. Furthermore, as a musician who rocked the nineties, I can honestly say there is no time more exciting to me than now. Kathleen Hanna gets it. Julie Ruin is sweet punktronica bliss.
Julie Ruin isn't any worse that most rap.
...but if I want to hear such rough vocals, I'll listen to Marc Biedermann.


Punk's not music, except for Blondie and The Clash.

If I want to listen to rough guitar and the best female Blues/Rock singer to ever live, thank God we've got Janis on film.

Ball & Chain
Janis Joplin
Monterey Pop Festival

Kathleen can't touch this.
Musical satire is barely tolerable to listen to one song, even if it is funny. PSU Professor Jon Newton, the guy who produced the soundtrack for Will Vinton's, California Raisins commercial, once had a band called, Dahnce Combo. Ostensibly made up of French musicians who had to learn English lyrics, phonetically. In the middle of each and every song, of a forty song set, there was the same circus music, bridge. What was funny is that it took a few songs before you realized what was happening. After that, it was time to leave.
Nirvana got it's break because Clive Davis introduced the CD, named after himself, and did away with LP albums, thus, grounds for rewriting recording contracts which paid less, and required more. The dinosaurs refused to sign, so Clive went to Seattle and signed every hack Grunge act he could find, thereby saving a fortune on expensive production costs by taking creative control and limiting the amount of time bands were allowed in the studio. Then Rap was found to be cheaper yet to produce. The amazing thing is that consumers bought it all.

Teen Spirit
(by a legendary teen idol, who wrote My Way)

I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield & I'm Blue
Punk meets Rap
"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think, how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.

And yet, I ask is not an alien force ALREADY among us?"

"There are only a handful of people who know the truth about this."

--Ronald Reagan to a full session of the United Nations, September 21, 1987