Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Tunesday Tuesday: Kathleen Hanna
First off, I will say that I have been a fan of Kathleen Hanna for a long time. Probably over half my life! I first read about Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill in Sassy Magazine and then found their music on Kill Rock Stars. I got their Peel Sessions 7" and I remember first listening to it on a junky record player that I got at a yard sale. My pen pal Mary Anne in New York City used to go see Bikini Kill and write to me about the experience. I was in awe. We had the chance to see Kathleen DJ at the High Museum of Art for their masquerade ball right before Halloween. It was so awesome to see Kathleen DJ and dance in the crowd. Needless to say, I am still excited about this event, even though it was almost two weeks ago.
After a few songs and some dancing around her laptop, she shimmied her way into the crowd! She danced right in front of us! We were so thrilled.
I love seeing all the costumes from that night - everyone is dancing!
I was dancing so much, too, so all my pictures that I took are dancing, too.
Oh my - I love this photo of her, but please do not look at the creepy baby costume behind her! I should have Photoshopped that thing out, but I decided to leave it. Scary!!
I am still scared by that costume!!
So she DJ-ed into the night, but it is a museum after all, so we left and I think she played longer than they thought cos it was getting so late.
Then after the show I told her I was the only girl in my high school that listened to Bikini Kill! And I am pretty sure I was (except for people I made mix tapes for). She is a hero of mine, so it felt good to let her know this. I gave her a charm necklace, too, and got my pictures taken. Raoul took these photos. She even posed for each photo that was taken, and there we lots of people who were getting their photos taken!
Now let's watch some Kathleen TV. Here she is discussing zines versus blogs.
Here is a talk I saw that had some neat riot grrrl and zine history, er, herstory...