This week, on April 29th, the dear friend and punk celebrity, Chris Farren, celebrates his birthday. Why this day is not a national holiday with the banks shut down and everything, is beyond me. Chris is, genuinely, one of my favorite musicians. He is also one of my favorite humans.
In the fall of 2015, I took a course at my university about musical subcultures. I adore fandom and am active in many. I went for the obvious topic of study: Frank Turner.
In December 2016 I received a text from a friend asking me if I was going to see The Menzingers in Brooklyn. "Nope," I shot back. For me, The Menzingers were a band I had seen a handful of times in the past who failed to grab me both at a gig and at home … Continue reading Falling in Love with The Menzingers
I missed blogging. I missed having a semi-organized place for my thoughts, things I wanted to share, things I thought were cool. So I made this. I hope I like it, and I hope you do too. I'm Valerie. I was born and raised in New York City. My hair changes colors a lot, but … Continue reading Hello.