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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

LADIES: You Gotta Stop This!

Posted by on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Dear Ladies of Bumbershoot: I couldn't believe how many of you were doing this. I'm not trying to be preachy, but I started doing it when I was 13 years old, and it has been a roller coaster of quitting and starting (and quitting) ever since. It's easy to roll your eyes at the lung cancer warnings, but I wish someone would have told me about the wrinkles, painful teeth whitening, and cellulite. You should stop while you still can! Stop now! LOVE, Kelly O

  • Kelly O

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Friday, August 3, 2012

T-shirt Slogans for the Children of Hardcore Parents

Posted by on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Sometimes life seems just fine and you're doing a bunch of stuff and then you get an email from an old friend which makes you miss them like no tomorrow. Jamie Drier sent me this list of things that should be on the t-shirts of children with parents who are fans of hardcore. He ended the email with, "That's all I could come up with on my walk home from work."

"Mommy and daddy made me in 7 SECONDS"
"Before he made me, daddy got checked to make sure he didn't have an SSD"
"My folks are huge fans of the YOUTH OF TODAY"
"They said you couldn't get pregnant in CIRCLE JERKS?!"
"Literally a MINOR THREAT"
"I didn't ask to be BORN AGAINST"
"No, my diaper isn't D.R.I."
"Whatever mom, why didn't you just DAYGLO ABORT me!"
"My mom must be from Texas cuz she really likes THE DICKS"
"Yup, my diaper is full of GORILLA BISCUITS"
"They took my binky cuz it was full of THE GERMS"
"I wanted to watch the scary movie but my mom said it would have NEGATIVE FX"
"Jeez, my diaper rash is REALLY RED*"

Here's a video from 1999 of Jamie playing in Planes Mistaken at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago. PMFS was originally from Peoria, IL. At one time I had so many friends from Peoria, I would nearly say that when somebody asked me where I was from.

*Jesus, I just listened to "Teaching You the Fear" five times. That song absolutely fucking rips.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

They're No Avril, They're Kind of Like Civet, and They Sound Like the Foo Fighters: Meet Cherri Bomb

Posted by on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:24 AM


Rightfully so, not a lot of "mainstream" bands are talked about on Line Out or in The Stranger. Yet I am constantly surprised that there hasn't been any "Riot Grrl" blogs, Girl Rock Camp postings, or really any articles about this band Cherri Bomb.

The group consists of four girls between the ages of 14 and 16 years old and they shred! They weren't started by a scouting agent or a talent show, but instead by guitarist Julia Pierce, who, at the age of 11, flyered all over Los Angeles to meet other girls to play music with. According to the band's bio, other guitarist Miranda Miller was able to read music at the age of four.

After four years of being a band, they have an EP titled Stark and a full length that just came out called This Is the End of Control. They have exploded in the past couple of months, opening for Smashing Pumpkins and the Foo Fighters (probably since they covered "Pretender"). Granted, it helps that their manager is Samantha Maloney who has drummed for Hole, Motley Crüe, and Eagles of Death Metal.

So what's up? These girls don't wear too-revealing clothes on stage and they write their own songs (which aren't bad). So why is no one talking about them? If I had a daughter, I would totally take her to see Cherri Bomb.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Today In 10-Year Olds Wearing Tiny Evening Gowns On The Beach

Posted by on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Little Girls Need Guitars

Posted by on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I can't say enough about how amazing local organization Rain City Rock Camp For Girls is. I know it's not until sunnier summertime, but Moms, plan it now. Little girls need guitars!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rain City Rock Camp For Girls: The Summer Camp Showcase @ Neumos

Posted by on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I think watching a bunch of 8-year old girls play on the Neumo's stage—fighting back stage fright, nervousness, and insecurity was one of the top ten neatest things I've ever seen. And when the group "Another Name For Awesome" got everybody to chant "GIRLS ROCK! GIRLS ROCK!"—I got a little teary eyed—and I don't even have kids!

Find out more Rain City Rock Camp For Girls right here. My great-biggest high-fives to all the girls who played today. YOU. ARE. AWESOME.

  • Kelly O

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Caperin': I Was Beaten up all of the Time

Posted by on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM


I received an email yesterday, on Easter Sunday. It was from a person that I hadn’t talked to in years; the last time that I saw him I was pointing a knife at his face. He’d come to a party at my house in Kent, Ohio to smash me to pieces. I was told that he might come, that’s why I had the knife. I was always terrible at fighting, everything happens so fast. I think people who are good at fighting can slow the movements down in their heads, for me it’s just flailing and then it’s over. The email on Easter Sunday was an apology for the knife event. It didn’t include an explanation, just that he was sorry that it happened and he hoped that I could forgive him. I don’t think I can reply. I wouldn’t know what to say. It seems kind of silly to forgive a person for something that happened so long ago. I have a suspicion that the apology is part of a twelve-step program and the more I consider it, the more I think I deserved to get beaten up. You see, this person’s mother used to babysit me long before the knife incident, and I think I told a lot of people that he used to pee the bed.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Neil From the Young Ones Made an Album

Posted by on Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Um...I'm not one for the novelty, not too much...BUT I was just hipped to this album, Neil's Heavy Concept Album, last night!! Mostly it's silly silliness, as you'd reckon...uh, I'm assuming you've all seen the show (AND who could ever forget seeing THIS). If you've not seen the show, you kinda need, RIGHT NOW!!! The Young Ones was an English TV comedy about, very odd gentlemen, Neil was the "Hippie" character. So for his album he recorded some period sike songs done in Neil style with some of his "Right,, llke I'm a tad bit burnt, right." ramblings to fill up the gaps. It's not Spinal Tap, but overall Neil's Heavy Concept Album is good! Hmmm, I guess I should look in the comedy section more often.

I was most impressed by his cover of Tomorrow's "My White Bicycle" (NICE CHOICE!!)...however, it was Traffic's "Hole In My Shoe" that was the 'A' side, and the song he performed on TOTP.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10-4 Roger's Encounter With J Dilla

Posted by on Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM

I have my bets on the future of 10-4 Roger, a local producer who has worked with Helladope and THEESatisfaction. I have this strong feeling that he will fill the space left by Sabzi's move to the Big Apple. After P Smoov, 10-4 Roger—that is my prediction. Some proof? For starters, check out his new remixes of the J Dilla:

Indeed, the stakes are high.

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