Today's next wave riot grrrl bulletin, brought to you by Nicky Click:
IT SOUNDS LIKE YER SITTING IN YOUR BEDROOM ALONE AT NITE HAPPY TO BE THERE, BUT VERY AWARE THAT EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE IS MONUMENTAL AND MAGICAL! SOUNDS LIKE WALLS BEING BROKEN DOWN AND SILENCE INTERUPTED. FEELS LIKE YOU ARE WHOLE, COMFORTABLE IN YOUR BODY AND MIND, DANCING SOLO, JUMPING ON YOUR BED, SINGING IN THE MIRROR. YOU ARE YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN! SOUNDS LIKE NEEDLES SEWING YOUR HEART BACK TOGETHER. SOUNDS LIKE I LOVE YOU YER GREAT, AND YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT, IT IS TRUE.
Nicky Click is part of the wave of girls making music alone in their bedrooms without shame of it being "lo-fi" or not super professsional sounding but doing it cos it is so empowering to conquer computer programs and write songs from yer inner feelings. when nicky click was in school only the boys did music and she never thought she could cos she was never offered resources or empowered.
Also on the RG's not dead tip, photographer Megan Holmes has taken pictures of all your favorite bands. Plus bell hooks. I would call her the Cynthia Connolly of 00's Portland but that would be lazy--she is herself and no other. Marvel here and here.
And in closing, a big wet kiss to Deep Fried Sexy Bexx for pointing the way toward Kelis' "Bossy" as queer femme autonomy reclaimed. Maybe this could work for the boys, too?