A blog of personal reflections, adventures both close to home and far away, political musings and commentary, and thoughts on negotiating life as a twenty-something, queer Mainer transplanted to New York City hoping to write, inspire, teach and change the world.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Blogging Home

After four years on Blogger I've decided to decamp my killerfemme blog to WordPress. I've gotten more comfortable using WordPress (I must create like a new WordPress blog a week at work) and I love how easy it is to use and customize. I even imported all of this blog to that one! So you won't miss a moment. So please read and follow me here:

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Friday, September 17, 2010

The Thermals! The Books! Tender Trap! Jane and Serge! Oh My!

By Alison Wonderland

This past summer I've been writing up a storm for Venus Zines website. I've been writing profiles of bands and reviewing a slew of great records. Check out my latest here:
Bassist Kathy Foster, part of the Pacific Northwest rockers The Thermals discusses their new album
Indie pop icon (and Economist!) Amelia Fletcher talks about her latest project, Tender Trap
Quirky experimenters The Books talk about their latest album and moving out of NYC

Plus album reviews of the reissue of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg's Je t'aime... Moi, non plus, and Savoir Adore's In the Wooded Forest.

Nightlife Denizens

Paul with hotdog unicorn headgear and me with Slurpee hat

So if you know me even a little bit you know that i don't go out much. I like to have a good time, sure, but partying until dawn is not my usual m.o. unless, of course, the party is CHERYL. CHERYL started two years ago by a group of stylish people who mostly worked in museums. Its tagline is "the dance party that will ruin your life" and every month features a different theme and a video that can only be described as a piece of art to go along with it. The party has gained momentum and attention and moved to progressively bigger venues. I love the fact that while dressing up is encouraged it's not required and that it attracts a mixed crowd of, well, pretty much everyone who likes weird (but not that weird) arty and really honestly fun and unpretentious parties. This time around the theme was 7-11 and the Village Voice showed up to take pictures. Thanks to my handily constructed Slurpee hat apparently I was quite photogenic. Who knew I would be a nightlife icon for a fleeting second? Check out the rest of the Voice's photos here. I also put photos on my flickr stream.