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Thank you to everyone who joined BUST in blowing out the birthday candles with us at our 15-Year Anniversary Party! I can't explain the venue, Spiegelworld, as anything but breath-taking. With a full180 degree  view of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the waterfront setting that was complete with hammocks, cabanas, an outdoor dance floor, and 3 circus tents (!!!) was absolutely unbelievable. JD Samson (MEN/Le Tigre) got things started right on the turntables. As people began fill the venue, guests immediately started snapping pix at the free Dr.
Banging on some drums is just what happened at this year's 88 BoaDrum, which was last Friday (8/8/08) and featured  88 dummers playing an 88-minute-long song!  Whew!    This jam happened last year in Brooklyn (on 7/7/07) and was  led by Japanese noise rockers the Boredoms (thus, the name  Boadrums?).  This year, the Boredoms handed off maestro duty  to Brooklyn art-rock gurus, Gang Gang Dance.
The Apocalipstix will rock you. A slam-bam postapocalyptic action-hero fantasy for girls, one part Tank Girl and one part Josie and the Pussycats, it's the story of a band who manages to survive World War III and sets off on the road trip to end all road trips in search of the necessities of life--food, shelter, and roaring crowds. Writer Ray Fawkes neatly turns rock'n'roll stereotypes on their heads, giving the girls the phallic symbols--guitars and guns--and turning the men into the squealing fans, and Cameron Stewart's art is sassy and vibrant.
One of the most unconventional female artists of the 20th century, Lee Miller was admired for her classical beauty, intelligence, and photographic talent. This retrospective showing now at the SF Moma spans her career as a photographer and explores her transformation from muse and model to groundbreaking artist in her own right. Born in New York in 1907, Miller modeled for Vogue before meeting Man Ray in Paris in 1929. Inspired by his work, Miller began creating her own striking surrealist photographs.
Harassment on the street and in the subways is nothing to joke about or shrug off, and NYC’s MTA system is finally taking notice. After initially pulling anti-harassment ads off of the subway a month ago thinking it would encourage harassment (what?!?), they have agreed to put the ads back into the subway cars. With the help from RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, NOW-NYC and other organizations a subway safety committee is also being created!  Emily from Hollabacknyc.
The gossip around here today is 1. why is Quentin Tarantino remaking "Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill?" Thats like remaking Citizen Kane! And to make matters worse, (2) he's casting Britney Spears as Varla? WTF? Cmon, I know its hard to find actresses in Hollywood who actually have tits and ladylike curves, but puhleese. Russ Meyer is probably rolling over in his porn filled grave as we speak. Emily would cast Chynna Doll, but I don't know, she looks like a man. Dawns vote is in for  Lucy Lawless, but she's probs too old. Angelina J. would need to gain about 30 lbs.
Palm Pictures just announced they will be releasing "Patti Smith: Dream of Life," a documentary about the ever awesome performer by first time film maker, Steven Sebring in September. The film is narrated by Smith herself through her spoken word, lyrics, and performances. Joining Smith in the film's performances are Phillip Glass and Sam Sheppard - who himself has been recently performing a number of NYC shows...most of them free - FYI sidenote. If you live in New York and/or are just a hardcore Patti fan, the flick will be screening at the Film Forum August 6th - the 19th.
I’ve watched Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp For Girls grow and kick butt since their first session in 2001 teaching girls ages 8-18 how to rock hard, but living on the east coast I could only dreamily wish of wailing on a guitar in Portland, Oregon with the rest of them. Now the latest venture of the Camp is The Rock ‘N’ Roll Camp For Girls book. Chronicle Books is celebrating this rocking book by announcing the Girls Fender® Guitar Giveaway!  Heres the deal: Write to webmaster@chroniclebooks.
Our favorite busty gal was sticking up for Britney and Lindsay at her concert in Los Angels last night, in a show of solidarity for the tabloid twosome,  Parton was quoted as saying,  “Poor little Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Ain't it awful? If those little girls slept with as many men as they say in the tabloids, why their little butts would have more fingerprints than the FBI!" and "I kinda feel sorry for them. We should give those two a break." I kind of agree with her. Source: http://imnotobsessed.
I'm all shook up over this article on CNN.com proclaiming "Stay-At-Home-Wives" (as in, married women with no kids who just, like, you know, stay at home) the new must-have domestic accessories. Here's a choice little nugget: "Daniel Buccino, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine clinical social worker and psychotherapist, says stay-at-home wives are the latest 'status symbols.'" "'It says, 'We make enough money that we both don't need to work outside the home,'" he says.