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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

June 24, 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

RAAB Radio #46 and #47

“Mondays are my favorite time of year…” [Pauline Murray] Sorry I’m not sorry for quoting Fat Mike (one of the worst NOFX songs, IMHO, actually) but: totally necessary. Although I’m … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Style Ish: Folsom Street Fair Edition

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m totally gearing up for the Folsom Street Fair at the moment. Some of my fantasy purchases (you know, if I had all … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

San Francisco: Burger Boogaloo

If you’ve been reading Ribbon Around a Bomb for awhile, you no doubt are aware of my extreme distaste for (ugh, I struggle even now to type the word)… FESTIVALS. … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 7 Comments

Lit Bombast: Sexism and Punk via Attica! Attica!

First I fell in love with the punk sounds of Marathon (hi, me circa ’06), then I fell in love with the folk sounds of Attica! Attica!. I think I’ve … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

In the Mood For… Songs About Margaret Thatcher

R.I.P. Margaret Thatcher. In honor of the occassion, my top 10 favorite songs about the Iron Lady: 1. The Not Sensibles- I’m In Love with Margaret Thatcher 2. Elfyn Presli … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Noisegasm: Bleached

When you lie alone at night Do you dream about all the things All the things dead in your head? –Bleached, Dead in Your Head Every time I tell someone … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Style Ish: Saint Laurent F13

Christ, this is lame. Like, seriously lame. And I don’t EVER post about stuff that’s lame, but who could possibly resist these amazing pictures? Yep, that’s Kim Gordon, Courtney Love, … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

Arts Bombast: Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s

Huzzah! My rad east coast ally Arielle returns with another insightful contribution, this time reviewing the Corcoran Gallery’s exhibit, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s. Read on, be … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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