Arthritic Punk Goddess Beseeching Grace

September 10, 2006 at 11:28 pm 5 comments


Avert these eyes; perk those ears; thump heavy boots; refuse that realise. [not real lyrics]

Should a woman of 37 be at Radio Birdman’s Irving Plaza show dancing in a mini skirt & combat boots, waxing ironic at how things turn out?
The punk princess in me says yes.

The demure enigimatician says nyet.

The wise one who’s smart enough to toss away false personas says as long as the spirit moved you, glory be!

Oh yes, my friends, it was a beautifully ugly evening. The Australian blokes still kick out the jams, and if you close your eyes everything is again young, rebellious, silly and sweet. Gone are divorces. Banished all failures. Treasured are memories of acid and acrid practice spaces. Rekindled are embers of that little part of Gen X that lifts its collective eyebrow at all things collective. Twas so perfect to laugh at my brethren there: balding, bulging, besieged. And to know I was just the same.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. benlevisohn  |  September 11, 2006 at 1:20 am

    I may not be 37 or balding but next time you’re going to see a great band, please, invite me along!

  • 2. Michael  |  September 12, 2006 at 12:12 am

    Ahhh. I came late to the Radio Birdman party in 2001 after I bought “The Essential Radio Birdman” put out by SubPop. I was bowled over. They kick out the jams harder than the MC5 without any of the revolutionary pretense, nor any of the over-the-top druggy primal screaming of the Stooges. It’s no wonder the founding member is from Detroit. Their song “More Fun” is one of my favorite “live” songs ever.


  • 3. DeLorenzo  |  September 12, 2006 at 2:33 am

    WTF! My comments don’t show up! Am I being censored? Why do I have to write my responses here in MS Word first to have them spell checked and grammar checked by a chip? You Ms B are both a plague and a credit to your people. So let me be heard!!

  • 4. joybergmann  |  September 12, 2006 at 7:31 am

    Thank you for your concern, Mr DeLorenzo. The site is an open forum, but also moderated by its editrix so as to keep it, oh, suitable for grandma. Let’s remember the blog’s primary purpose: tool learning. Which reminds me to thank you for your astute attention to spelling and grammar. Very much appreciated.

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