I know that I posted a get-ready-for-tomorrow's-Douchebag-Decree-by-reading-about-another-douchebag piece last week, but this week finds me with yet another d-bag on the brain (or rather, the YouTube channel). Enter Asher Roth and his music video "I Love College."
Although this video is full of weird college/frat/gender stereotypes and cheesy lyrics about partying, for some reason I can't stop watching it. (It might be the uber-collegiate sample of Weezer's "Say It Ain't So" that plays throughout.) Is this video a postmodern parody of a hypermasculine, idealized version of the college experience? Or is Asher Roth just another creeper who is one beer-pong championship away from sexually assaulting someone? And either way, why is it so weirdly compelling? Watch the video and make the call, after the jump!
Tracy + The Plastics is a one-woman performance art music project that spanned from 1999 to 2006. Its sole driving force, Wynne Greenwood, dreamt up the premise for the project from a murder mystery movie she was writing, and it morphed into a seven year exploration of feminist, queer and political issues using low budget video and simple yet pulsing electronica. Read (and listen! and watch!) more after the jump..
When Bitch released our Loud issue way back in September, our Pop Culture Debate Club at our local feminist bookstore and community center (slash last-standing feminist non-profit outpost!) In Other Words had chips and salsa, small dogs, and no lack of heated debate....over who was the greatest female rocker OF ALL TIME.
While no one can say Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders isn't a total bad-ass, an unlikely argument was made for one Mariah Carey as the ultimate lady rocker and would you believe me if I said I wasn't just a little convinced? Chelsea Morrisey made the claim, and is on her way to rockstardom herself as a founding member and frontwoman of the emerging Portland band Dirty Mittens,who I had the chance to see the other night! MP3s and more after the jump!
I'll admit, I had a minor freak out over what music to post for my BitchTapes. But I was reminded of the impact that Bratmobile had had on my 15-years-old self and decided to go with an all ladies all the time mix (each band featured has at least one female member). So listen and read away!
I'm a little late with my Lux Interior tribute post, but better late than never. For
those of you who aren't familiar with him, Lux was the lead singer of
the Cramps- a super rad, super trashy, super gay punk band that was
active from the early 70s up until Lux's death earlier this month.
Pitchfork TV has some awesome video of a 21-minute set by Hercules and Love Affair. Check this out if you are into disco, the Talking Heads, Hedwig, or Brooklyn sunsets. Not to spoil it for you, but their closer ("Hercules Theme") is incredible (video after the jump).