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Hard Times at The War Room in Seattle

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Hey, we thought you should join us at Hard Times if you’re in the Seattle area! There’s free BBQ. Really. Lovely, lovely people run this event, and really lovely, lovely people attend it. Show love.

This Alchemical Trans-Modern weekly is brought to you by the same family of artists and producers that brought you Tasty Shows, Hot Mess, Lemon Twist, Kiss My Ass, Spice, ARO.Space, Caliente and all kinds of messed up shit.
Why Get through it, when you can get in2it!

Hard Times Seattle

Who needs one kind of Music, when you can Make Love to all of it! Electro, hip hop, House, Three and Up =Mash-Ups, Indie Rock, Glam Rock and 80’s Jams. With Rotating DJ’ s L.A. Kendall, Mathematix, Curtis, NaHa and Pony Boy. Guest DJ’s every week and LIVE performance every third Wednesday!

Lesbian Style?

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Lesbians aren’t known for having a great sense of style. Quite the contrary. So it’s interesting (and hot) to see men’s fashion magazine FANTASTIC MAN use lesbians to model men’s clothing.

Lesbian Fashion

Also, ummm, perhaps CASE IN POINT?:

Anyone heard of this??

Enjoy a younger Rachel Maddow

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Butch Maddow

WOW

Enjoy Rachel Maddow

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Rachel Maddow in NYT

Top 100 Butches??

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I guess so? Check it out. It’s literally a list of “the 100 hottest butch, masculine, androgynous, genderqueer, transmasculine, studs, AGs, dykes, and queers, a project by Sinclair Sexsmith, the kinky queer butch top behind Sugarbutch Chronicles.” Most of it is yawn, but there are a few gems. Link again is right here.

What are your favs? Lemme know what’s “hot.”

PHRANC

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Phranc rocked hip frames before all a y’all. LA Eyeworks still carries great frames for those of us who are actually visually impaired/want cool frames.

Wait, are you asking me who Phranc is? Taken straight from her Wikipedia entry (you want to read this, trust me, there’s Tupperware involved):

“She began her performing career in the late 1970s and early 1980s punk scene in Los Angeles. She had a bleach blonde crewcut and wore male attire creating an androgynous persona for her first band Nervous Gender, which formed in 1978. The writer V/D wrote of her for the punk fanzine Slash, “On stage, Phranc looks like a 14-year-old runaway from a boys’ reform school.” The band was influential in the development of what later came to be known as ‘Synthpunk’. In 1980 she left Nervous Gender to join Catholic Discipline, in which Claude Bessey, journalist for Slash zine, was the lead singer. She was also in Castration Squad, an all-girl punk band.

Phranc appears with Catholic Discipline in The Decline of Western Civilization, a documentary by Penelope Spheeris.

In the 1980s Phranc pursued a solo career. She performs in Paul Morrissey’s film Madame Wang’s (1981) as Phranque. She began playing an acoustic guitar and released Folksinger on Rhino Records in 1985. She opened for music acts such as The Smiths, Hüsker Dü, Violent Femmes, and Billy Bragg. She styled herself the “All-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger” and with a wry sense of humour released the LP I Enjoy Being a Girl in 1989 on Island Records, appearing on the cover with her trademark ‘flat top’ hair style. Describing a live performance, Adam Block wrote “Phranc’s unnerving androgyny (expressed with easy confidence) and her fervent opinions (couched in sly, laconic wit) make her a fascinating performer.” Her third full-length recording, released in 1991, was Positively Phranc.

Phranc was an important influence on the Queercore movement,[citation needed] being acknowledged as such by Team Dresch in their song for her, “Uncle Phranc”. In the 1990s many queercore bands and musicians involved in queercore music began collaborating with her. She appeared as a guest on the Team Dresch LP/CD Captain My Captain and, as well, members of Team Dresch, Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill, Patty Schemel of Hole and others have played with Phranc on her EP Goofyfoot and other songs. Phranc performs and is interviewed in the queercore documentary She’s Real, Worse Than Queer by Lucy Thane and she has appeared frequently at queercore events such as Olympia’s Homo-a-go-go festival. On her full-length CD of 1998, Milkman, she is joined by Steve MacDonald of Redd Kross, who plays bass. Her most recent releases, including Milkman, appear on her own independent record label, Phancy Records.

The 2001 documentary film “Lifetime Guarantee”, directed by Lisa Udelson, chronicled Phranc’s life with a focus on her day job as a Tupperware consultant. Phranc lives with her partner and children in Santa Monica, California, and continues to sell Tupperware. She performs occasionally, but spends more time working on creative visual art projects, including the Cardboard Cobbler sculptures. In December 2007 she had a solo art show at Cue Art Foundation in New York City curated by Ann Magnuson; the New York Times review compared her work to Claes Oldenberg and Andy Warhol.”

Cool, huh? TUPPERWARE CONSULTANT!!! Also, I’m going to have to watch the documentary film. I’ll report back.

Lissy Trullie Needs Something Else

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LISSY TRULLIE

Kinda into this review/rant on Lissy Trullie:

“Dear God. Talk about resting on your hipster laurels, Lissy Trullie! I first heard about this androgynous snore from hipper-than-thou Nylon magazine. Curiosity mixed with boredom implored me to listen to some of her music. Verdict? zzzzzz. (Is that the thing that’s used to signify sleeping?) I get it. She’s cute, edgy and an L.E.S. Artiste! But please. Try to make music that sounds remotely interesting. The sound of her songs is so bizarrely dated. It sounds like leftovers from some unremarkable guitar-pop band from the 1990’s. I’m all for 90’s nostalgia but bands like Sun 60 and Spin Doctors don’t deserve a revival. NEXT.”

Thanks, http://ryanohh.wordpress.com/.

Still hot, though.