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Style Ish: Sassy’s Twin Peaks Editorial From 1990

So it turns out, there is a God.  Someone FINALLY salvaged and uploaded the legendary Twin Peaks fashion spread from Sassy Magazine.  It ran in the October 1990 issue, and … Continue reading

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RAAB Radio #57: Copa Mundial and #58: Sun, Boys, Rock ‘n’ Roll Music

Check it out! Here are two Ribbon Around a Bomb podcasts packed with female-fronted punk rock and booze-fueled discussions of music and… sports. [Croc’s, Southend, early 1980s. Club-goers engaging in … Continue reading

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Arts Bombast: In Dreams at Spoke Art

My hatred of Twin Peaks is pretty well documented at this point.  So deep and obsessive is my disdain for the cult TV show, in fact, that I can’t tear … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

In the Mood For… Internet K-Hole

Thanks to my friend Gypsy Dildo, my most favorite place in the world these days is the Internet K-Hole. If you like the ’80s, beer, skateboards, tits, classic metal and … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

RAAB Radio #56: Love Songs

New podcast, and by “new,” I mean, from 2 weeks ago. Nevertheless, here’s our Valentine’s Day show: http://podcasts.radiovalencia.fm/ribbon_around_a_bomb/ribbon_around_a_bomb.2014-02-15.2200.mp3 [Nikki and the Corvettes] Oh, the shitshow of drunkenness and technical difficulties … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

RAAB Radio #55: A Rainy Waste of Time in SF

[Grace Jones' wedding dress, part of an exhibition on postmodernism at the VAM.] As you probably know by now, I spend (nearly) every Saturday night from 10pm-midnight DJing a radio … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Arts Bombast: Guerrilla Girls

Guerrilla Girls were/are a group of anonymous radical artists and activists dedicated to fighting sexism and discrimination in the art world. Around ’85, they started printing cheap, humorous posters with … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Style Ish: Bralettes

On to the frivolous!  Despite the fact that my own tits are probably a bit inappropriately large for this trend, I find myself swapping out my bras for bralettes at … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

RAAB Radio #51, 52, 53, 54

I promised myself I wouldn’t blog about anything frivolous (that is, fashion or Twin Peaks-related) until I posted my goddamn radio podcasts. Here they are! All four of January’s superb … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Bombast: Dynamite Hemorrhage

What’s that, you haven’t snagged a copy of Dynamite Hemorrhage Issue #1 yet? Pull your head out of your ass, ya poseur, and order the (basically full-on maga)zine here. It … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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