in/distilling a love of music

in/distilling a love of music

Feb 28, 2018

Words are metaphors: in the one case, my mother fills me, drop by magic drop, with music; in the other, she extracts what I need—which was also what she needed—from music and offers it to me like an essential oil, powerful and sweet. Oil and water: both sacramental, both used in baptism.

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Playlist: Women Rock the World

Feb 20, 2018

We, at Women In Rock, love to highlight the local scene, but lately we’ve been just as inspired by women rockers from all over the world. This playlist offers a sampling from Iceland to India. 1. Hórmónar Iceland “Kynsvelt” https://youtu.be/SuYPmUDs-xQ                 2. Pussy Riot Russia “I Can’t Breathe” (dedicated to Eric...

Rock-Ed: In Praise of Anger

Rock-Ed: In Praise of Anger

Nov 7, 2017

Smile, the world says to women. Fuck off, anger responds.

The Cool School Girls of Mason’s School of Rock

The Cool School Girls of Mason’s School of Rock

Oct 30, 2017

"We’re sometimes told ‘you’re good …. for a girl.’ We’re here to disprove that whole sexist idea.”

Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Pussy Riot: “Show Them Your Freedom!”

Aug 8, 2017

If you followed the news coverage of the 2012 arrest and trial of three members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk collective, then you know that Nadia, Masha, and Katia are not the only women in the group, even if they are the most famous. Pussy Riot is one part punk music, one part performance art, and one part guerrilla feminism. Members refer to the...