I started this blog for a really silly reason I just didn’t want to annoy my friends with my constant chatter and texts about Kathleen Hanna and Adam Horovitz. It started out as just a silly little blog where I could post pictures and talk about them as much as I want. Wouldn’t it be cool if I had TEN followers. Just think about it TEN people DOUBLE DIGITS reading what I had to say… I am a writer and this blog made me really rediscover that passion. I wrote post after post and they just kept getting longer and more personal too. The followers went from 10 to 20 to 200 and I kept coming up with all these “special” days and well this blogs mission statement has changed.
1. This is a place to show my support for anything and everything Adam Horovitz does now and in the future. I hope you never get tired of it because I don’t think I’ll ever stop saying just how proud I am of that man.
2. I will also continue to show my support for Kathleen Hanna no questions asked.
3. I’ll always be repping Kathrock
4. This will continue to be an archive of sorts of my Beastie Boys journey. I still have songs I haven’t listened to. I still have reviews to write. I still have a lot to say.
5. Along with posting pictures and songs and memories of happier times I’m going to try to save as much Beastie history as possible because it is more important now than ever.
6. I will always celebrate the Beastie Boys music but more than that I will celebrate their 30+ year commitment to social justice and positive change. If you know anyone who thinks the Beastie Boys are just those fight for your right to party guys send them here.
7. I will try my hardest to celebrate Adam Yauch’s life every Friday and on every anniversary with my own writing and the writing and tributes of others. It’s not something I plan on ever stopping because I feel like it would take a life time to understand what that man meant to me, to us, and to the world.
8. I haven’t forgotten about Mike! This blog belongs to the Beastie Boys as much as it belongs to Adam Horovitz and of course I will support Mike in anything he does no questions asked. Love you and so proud of you too Michael.
9. As much as Beastie Boys history is important I feel Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, and Le Tigre is just as important. I want to share Kathleen Hanna’s work and the work she has done with others with as many people as I can. Her work has changed my life and I recently found out that I have brought her work to people that have found it equally life changing. It is my hope that when you see her working with riot grrrl and her ongoing work in feminist art it will inspire you to look beyond what she’s done and even to start something yourself. This isn’t a blog of nostalgia it’s a jumping off point.
10. This blog is my voice for the causes and movements I care about:
BEASTIE GRRRL MOVEMENT
Beastie Boys Support Group
Free Pussy Riot
Greenwich Village Historical Preservation Society
Feminism: I’m a proud feminist woman and what I love the most abou the Beastie Boys is they are proud feminist men. On May 4th I didn’t feel like it was an end to feminism as a whole but I worried about feminism in POPULAR music would something like what happened at the 99 VMAs ever happen again? I was grief stricken and I think that thought was hasty. I think feminism will live on even in POPULAR music and I’ll let you know anytime I see it because it’s important to keep these messages alive in music and popular culture and I will especially let you know anytime I find it in hip hop.
It’s also important to know that feminism DIDN’T end in the 90s with riot grrrl (some might even tell you that riot grrrl hasn’t ended) Feminism lives on and is still going strong and yes even THRIVING.
check out these links:
Links everyone should have
Links on feminism