The thing that sucks about New Jersey hardcore/punk is that’s it’s easier to get your band jocked just by having the right members and knowing the right people than it is just by being good at what you do.
Bustin at em!
On some real shit tho someone needed to say it. I hate that about new brunswick
I feel like this is what sucks about hardcore/punk in most places. It’s not a meritocracy or even a community, it’s a fraternity, and it’s not an accident — the genre was built on performances of a very rigid, often toxic masculinity and homosocial bonds based on maintaining and policing that. (Though it’s not just about gender, I’ve seen women-identified punks bro down and exclude other women, genderqueer, and poc punks also.)
Which is not to trivialize any one person’s experience in any particular place, this shit is real, and it can make trying to participate in punk and hardcore really miserable and frustrating when you’re not a straight white dude who’s played in a bunch of bands over the last 10 years because he started playing after having a guitar for a whole 20 minutes when he was 16
[Image: four images a young brown skinned woman giving the finger arranged into one square image, with a quote from the woman across the middle of the image. The text says, “I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny.” — M.I.A.]
[Image: A black and white illustration of a young person in a skirt and slip on shoes walking and looking through the grass with a flashlight. Text superimposed on the image says, “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver.”
Please stay here with us.
— Shady Hawkins is playing tomorrow night and Aye Nako is playing on Friday night, both are playing with tons of great bands, at one of my favorite venues, all of which is stuff that makes this place (you know my home) actually feel like home
— Got time booked at the Sweatshop for tomorrow afternoon with one of my favorite people/drummers in the world
— I got new teas today and I also bought new hoop earrings
— One of my bffs is having a birthday this week so I’m taking them out to celebrate this weekend
— Random “I love you!” texts from other bffs
— I’m working on a post for my ‘profesh’ blog for the first time since like, February
— I have a ton of new followers on here, a couple seem like bots but most of them seem like awesome babes which is nice but baffling?
— I’m thinking about starting a tumblr to go with said ‘profesh’ blog, who am I
— I’ve been listening to a lot of Beyoncé because she’s a virgo too and a lot of her songs reflect that
jamiesinverguenza asked: omg OMG: re Los Angeles I've been wanting to make a second visit for awhile now. We should go together! BRB, need to take a minute to absorb how epic, ridiculous, and ultimately awesome such a trip would be! #dreamlyfe
dude that would be the best trip ever!!!! can we fan girl over any Hollywood Stars we see?
YES. And we also have to splurge and rent a ridiculous car, at least for one day, so we can drive along the coast and live the dream/cliché!
[Image: A black and white photo of a seated, young, light skinned woman with dark hair, wearing a white jacket over a black bra-like type and black pants. Taken from the cover of World’s Only.]
Oh okay, so this is why I woke up to a bazillion orders for International Girl Gang Underground! RAD.
So this was actually pretty awesome to wake up to: seeing this and thinking, “Rad, I am so proud of Kate and also Stacy!” …and then remembering a whole minute later, “Oh WAIT, I have a piece in this too, it’s totally reasonable for me to also feel proud of myself here!” Nothing but xs and os for IGGU, Suzy, and Stranger Danger Zine Distro!
yousaytheydontcare asked: i really hope getting to say '30 going on 13' about stuff is as fun as it sounds, because it sounds super-fun.
Dude, it’s totally as fun as it sounds! Especially when you never really got to be 13 and immature due to various structural/family reasons beyond your control. Also fun: when you’re having an eh kind of night and you get a message that cheers you up. Thank you! *xo*