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HEAVY GIRLS LOVE HEAVY MUSIC
TUNE IN to HEAVY GIRLS LOVE HEAVY MUSIC every Friday at noon on WPUNK. On this live broadcast, host DARK KARMA takes listeners on a DIY tour through disco, punk, metal, mosh pits & Black femme rage with guests CHRISTINA LONG, creative director of #BLKGRLSWURLD ZINE, & JASMINE NYENDE, singer for afropunk band F**K YOU PAY US.
HEAVY GIRLS LOVE HEAVY MUSIC IS POWERED BY THE EROTIC AND
@blkgrlswurld_zine (Christina Long) // NYC Black Girls Moshing to Heavy Metal // @fuckupayus & @standardized_sext (Jasmine Nyende) // REPARATIONS NOW! // @idealblackfemale (Mandy Harris Williams) as Dark Karma // #brownupyourfeed // @msdianaveiga as Disco Demo caller // dianaveiga.com // @candohando as herself // drummer, writer, homosexual, PhD candidate // sponsored by @ravereparations
Christina Long was recorded in Harlem in 2017.
MUSIC: She Can’t Love you by Chemise // Burn Ye Old White Male Patriarchy Burn by F**k You Pay Us // Board Up by F**k You Pay Us // Didn’t it Rain by Sister Rosetta Tharpe // Prove It On Me Blues by Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey // T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do by Bessie Smith // Outrun by F**k You Pay Us // Nappy Black Pussy by F**k You Pay Us // Identity by X Ray Spex
+ The Note Episode 4 | Disco Demolition: Riot to Rebirth
+ “Why Sister Rosetta Tharpe Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame“ by Anthony Ramirez
+ “Nineteen Fifty-Five” by Alice Walker (You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories)
+ “America’s Wholesome Square Dancing Tradition Is A Tool of White Supremacy“ by Robyn Pennachia
+ “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power” by Audre Lorde (Sister Outsider)
bitchface is written, recorded, sound designed, hosted + produced by Phoebe Unter & Nicole Kelly. This ep was mixed by Phoebe & mastered by Anna Arboles.
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whose imagination are you living in?
In a remote location north of the Bay Area we didnt so much escape reality as re-create it. The landscape — the fog, the tall trees, the fields dotted with craters and other land art — was a canvas that we played with projecting onto. For two weeks (the length of our residency) we got to live inside of our own imaginations. (Whose imagination are we living in normally? What are we subtly taught to fear? To worship?) In our utopic visions art and queers and femmes have power. Our utopia is creative and collaborative and fun.
On the sun porch, we listened to BUFU — our interviews with Kat, Jazmine, Tsige, and Sonia last summer — and heard more signs of utopic scheming & also signs of emergence, the theory of political organizing popularized by the writer and activist adrienne maree brown. Actually, it was BUFU who first told us about Emergent Strategy, when we were just starting to make our own forays into collective organizing and programming.
adrienne says imagination is a battle. So whose imagination are you living in?
And whose will win?
Alllll the things we talk about in this episode:
This Will Take Time: www.thiswilltaketime.org/index.html
BUFU: By Us For Us: www.bufubyusforus.com/mission/
Scamming the Patriarchy: www.newmuseum.org/calendar/view/1111/scamming-the-patriarchy-a-youth-summit
Mountains that Take Wing (Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama doc): www.filmsforaction.org/watch/mountains-that-take-wing-angela-davis-and-yuri-kochiyama-trailer/
"It G Ma” x Keith Ape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPC9erC5WqU
The History Behind Kendrick Lamar's New 'Kung Fu Kenny’ Nickname (Complex): www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXeBfJSDi6Q
Yellow Jackets Collective: http://yellowjacketscollective.com/
Emergent Strategy: www.akpress.org/emergentstrategy.html
adrienne maree brown on transformative media: www.democracynow.org/2008/6/6/adrienne_maree_brown_of_the_ruckus
adrienne maree brown on the imagination battle: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4nf6PG6pZI&t=519s
How To Survive the End of the World: www.endoftheworldshow.org/
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beats provided by Kitty Crimes: https://soundcloud.com/kittycrimes
outro music is "The Twilight Zone” x The Uhuruverse ft. Jupiter Black: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIw32zNn9As
Snatch Power Collective: snatchpower.com
bitchface is written, recorded, hosted, and produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter. This episode was mastered by Anna Arboles.
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We do have feelings
Y'all slid into our VMs with all your thoughts & feels about Against the Couple Form. In this episode we answer your lingering questions about friendship and non-monogamy + assess whether our language is non-binary inclusive + STRUGGLE to take the opinions of a white man seriously. Spoiler alert: we fail!
This episode's better version of “Hotline Bling” is by Andean electro pop band INTI WAWA @intiwawamusic.
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Bitchface is written, recorded, edited & produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter. This ep was mixed by Phoebe & mastered by Anna Arboles.
Spring 2017: NK went to a panel at the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. The dancer Taisha Pagget was in conversation with the curator Erin Christovale, and Taisha told Erin how her ballet training had institutionalized the natural rhythm out of her. Which made NK think about her own experiences in a graduate writing program — how her writing developed a double consciousness, and how she started going to parties in a cheap blonde wig and hot pink lipstick, a costume which she eventually called WHITE DRAG. This is her experience of literary passing.
Original writing by Nicole Kelly. Produced by Elyssa Dudley.
Bitchface is written, hosted, recorded, and produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter.
Against the Couple Form #3: VULNERABILITY
"Make love. Anything can be sex. The body is rich and varied in its parts and sensations. So many ecstasies have yet to be felt. Get away from the genital organisation of ‘sexuality.’"
everything is negotiable
domination is care
ask for what you want
get a yes
This is how we learned to get uncomfortably close. VULNERABILITY is part 3 of a three part series on our search for solidarity and intimacy.
Tate Ashley is a Cuddle Domme based in LA & NYC. Book your sesh on www.cuddledomme.com/
This episode includes excerpts from “Against the Couple Form” by Clemence X. Clementine & Associates from the Infinite Venom Girl Gang [LIES Vol. I], voiced by Mandy Harris Williams.
This season’s theme music compliments of LA native @Linafornia. Mastering by Kora Colasuonno.
Bitchface is written, recorded, hosted + produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter.
Against the Couple Form #2: INTIMACY
"Libidinal flows cut through the social world.”
Desire, sensuality, romance, sex — they dont exist in a vacuum, somehow free from the politics that dictate our public lives.
"Desire flows and circulates amongst places of employment, intellectual debates, political organizing, artistic circles, playgrounds, and cemeteries.”
Post-couple form, we began to look elsewhere for connection. In this episode we’re guided by our burning questions: Can touching your friends be sensual, without being sexual? Can friendships be fluid — romantic one day, and not the next? What is the boundary between friendship and romance? Is there a boundary at all?
INTIMACY is part 2 of a three part series on our search for solidarity and intimacy.
This episode includes excerpts from “Against the Couple Form” by Clemence X. Clementine & Associates from the Infinite Venom Girl Gang [LIES Vol. I], voiced by Mandy Harris Williams. Music compliments of LINAFORNIA (@linafornia) and Chioma the Audio Artist (@chiomaaudioart) Mastering by Kora Colasuonno (@please_go_vegan)
Tate Ashley is a writer, artist and intimacy coach. Based in New York. Find out more about their work here: https://www.cuddledomme.com/
Bitchface is written, recorded, hosted + produced by Nicole Kelly & Phoebe Unter.
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HEAVY GIRLS LOVE HEAVY MUSIC is the best podcast episode I’ve ever heard. Making punk queer theory into a radio show? Genius. Thank you from a silly white queer always trying to learn more about the black founders white supremacy tried to erase 🙌
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Y'all are doing the good work. Thank you for your creative, radical perspective. I'm so ready for more, cannot wait! I reference my divestment from the couple form alllllll the time :)