GRRL Interlude 005: Goodbye Polish, hello to you????, Felicia Williams, No Vacations, & podcast updates

Hey folks! Thanks for your patience waiting for new interviews. For now, here’s a mini-episode (“Interlude”) with some podcast updates and some rad poetry and music.

Listen Here

Download Interlude 005 from Libsyn. [~13mins; 13MB]

Show Notes

New theme song?

Do you want your song to be the intro/outro music of Grrl on Grrl Podcast for the next year? I’m retiring Polish’s “Drive” and am looking for a new song. Shoot me an email at grrlongrrlpodcast@gmail.com!

Podcast/hiatus update

  • I have 4 interviews I had done for the end of “year 2” but I’m just moving that over to the beginning of year 3 (aka season 3). I’m getting those all done before releasing them, so there’s a bit more of a wait!
  • New logo coming soon! Which means stickers, buttons, and maybe tote bags? What do you guys think? What about shirts?
  • Between all you listeners and Cinema Spartan readers, we raised nearly $250 for Planned Parenthood, and got to giveaway a huge amount of merch from 20+ bands from around the country. THANK YOU ALL for participating.
  • The Fresh Brunettes, Polish, and Slum Summer played my benefit show in mid-June where we raised $540 for Punk Talks. Yay mental health!

Felicia Williams

Her poem “How Many Bodies”, written after yet another shooting of an unarmed black man, music composed by Asher Mendel. You can find her recent work at Madwomanetc.

Songs featured

Thanks as always to Glenn Greggs of Wait Think Fast Productions, and to Felicia Williams, No Vacation, and Polish.

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Announcing the 2017 Grrl on Grrl & Cinema Spartan merch giveaway!

33 different bands… 3 huge merch packages… 3 winners! Could you be one?

Click here for the full list of bands and the details of the three different packages.

How do I enter?

There are a few ways to enter the CINEMA SPARTAN & GRRL ON GRRL 2017 MERCH EXTRAVAGANZA (working title), with each person potentially able to have a maximum of FIVE entries, with a chance of winning ONE of the three big prize packages!

Deadline to enter is JUNE 10, 2017, with the actual drawing on JUNE 11.

Part of this contest is social media-based, so if you have a private Twitter or Instagram account, we won’t be able to see your entry. So you’ll need a public account if you want to be included! For Facebook, set your entry post to Public so we can count your entry.

Donation (2 entries)

  1. Donate at least $5 to Planned Parenthood
  2. Send receipt or screenshot of receipt to cinemaspartansd@gmail.com, with the subject line “CONTEST ENTRY”. We just want to see that your email address matches the one you’re using to send us the receipt, and the dollar amount, so feel free to edit any other info out!
  3. You’re a freakin’ angel. Feel free to donate multiple times. (But you still only get two entries.)
  4. Wait for June 11, 2017 to see if you’ve won your way to musical heaven. We’ll make an announcement and also privately message you for your mailing info.

Instagram (1 entry)

(Please note that if you have a private account, we won’t be able to see your entry, so please consider making your account public while the contest runs.)

  1. Follow both @cinemaspartan and @grrlongrrl from your account.
  2. Post a photo or video answering the question, “Who is your hero?”
  3. Tag #CSGOGContest
  4. Please don’t be a dick and enter from multiple accounts. That’s pretty shitty.
  5. Wait for June 11, 2017 to see whether you’ve won a package! We’ll make an announcement and also privately message you for your mailing info.

Twitter (1 entry)

(Please note that if you have a private account, we won’t be able to see your entry, so please consider making your account public while the contest runs.)

  1. Follow both @cinemaspartan and @grrlongrrl from your account.
  2. Tweet your answer to the question, “Who is your hero?”
  3. Tag your tweet with the hashtag #CSGOGContest included.
  4. Don’t be a shithead and enter from multiple accounts.
  5. Wait for June 11, 2017 to see whether your mind’s about to be blown with all the rad artists’ merch you’re about to get. We’ll make an announcement and also privately message you for your mailing info.

Facebook (1 entry)

  1. Like both the Cinema Spartan and Grrl on Grrl Podcast pages.
  2. In a public post, answer the question, “Who is your hero?”
  3. Include the hashtag #CSGOGContest
  4. Don’t be a goddamned menace and enter from multiple accounts. That’s not fair.
  5. Wait for June 11, 2017 to see if you’ve won! We’ll make an announcement and also privately message you for your mailing info.

How will you determine winners?

At the end of the month, we’ll throw every entry into a spreadsheet (or something similar) and assign a number. We’ll then use random.org to choose the winners of the three packages!

Or if Rob and I are feeling particularly whimsical, we might draw from a hat.

Only one package per winner.

How will I know if I’ve won?

Both Rob & I will post on our respective social media and sites (Cinema Spartan and Grrl on Grrl) to announce the winner on JUNE 11, 2017. We will also private message you through whichever platform you entered the contest to ask for your mailing address.

Any questions?

Email cinemaspartansd@gmail.com or comment below and we’ll do our best to answer any questions!

Feeling stuck on how to answer?

“Who’s your hero?”

Well, you can look at it a few different ways. For me, my personal hero is my friend M. because despite all the shit we’ve both been through, she’s stuck around, she’s worked through it, and now she’s helping other people get through THEIR shit too now that she’s graduated with an MFT!

For Rob, his feminist hero is Vera Papisova of Teen Vogue because as soon as she came to the magazine, she “adopted a more body positive stance… and focused on care and political activism.”

You don’t even have to write all that stuff out. I’m sure Rob is just going to post “Vera Papisova of Teen Vogue” with no explanation whatsoever, so…

GOOD LUCK!

2017 Merch Contest Bands & Packages

We got over two dozen bands and record labels as part of this stupid contest, divided into 3 separate packages. From music–CDs, cassettes, download codes, and vinyl–to tote bags and koozies, we’ve got a spread of genres, merch, and folks that will add to your already awesome collection. Here’s a playlist of the featured artists!

Who are the bands?

Well, Rob over at Cinema Spartan has been posting about the bands over on the Cinema Spartan Instagram, so definitely look through that. But here is a fancy list for your perusal:

  • Baywitch
  • Bearcats
  • Birdy Bardot
  • Citrus
  • Dani Bell & The Tarantist
  • Dude York
  • Duping the Public
  • Five-Five Hole Records
  • Freezepop
  • Gazebos
  • HEXA
  • Høurs
  • Ian Sweet
  • K-Holes
  • Mommy Long Legs
  • Oh, Spirit
  • Pleasure Model
  • Shannon and the Clams
  • Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band
  • Soft Lions
  • Spotlights
  • Strange Relations
  • The Fictitious Dishes
  • The Fresh Brunettes
  • The Julie Ruin
  • The Midnight Pine
  • The Total Bettys

Okay, sure, but what am I going to win?

We’ve got three huge packages (and some surprises along the way?) Each package has some commonalities with each other, but there are more unique items than not!

Each package will come with these items:

  • The Fictitious Dishes koozy
  • The Total Bettys Fan Club Zine “The Bettys Tell All!!”
  • Freezepop – Phantoms EP download card
  • Freezepop – “Imaginary Friends” single download card
  • Stickers from: Mommy Long Legs, Duping the Public, Fictitious Dishes, Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band, The Fresh Brunettes, Ian Sweet, K-Holes, The Julie Ruin
  • Pins from: Duping the Public, Bearcats, Freezepop, The Fictitious Dishes, Mommy Long Legs, Baywitch

Package A

 

  • Baywitch button up
  • Strange Relations tank
  • The Total Bettys hand-collaged pin
  • Bearcats ice cream sundae enamel pin
  • Mommy Long Legs patch
  • Five.Five Hole Records – Condo City Noise EP 7″
  • Duping the Public – The Matthew Effect EP
  • Soft Lions – XOXO CD
  • Birdy Bardot CD
  • The Fictitious Dishes – You Could Never Be Enough CD
  • The Midnight Pine – The Redwoods Music CD
  • Dani Bell & The Tarantist – Dark West CD
  • Baywitch – Moonstoners CD
  • Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band – Don’t Shake limited edition CD
  • Strange Relations – Going Out cassette
  • The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset cassette
  • Ian Sweet – Shapeshifter cassette
  • Mommy Long Legs – “Life Rips” download slip

Package B

 

  • The Fresh Brunettes – Dog tote bag
  • The Total Bettys hand-collaged pin
  • Mommy Long Legs patch
  • The Midnight Pine – The Redwoods Music CD
  • Duping the Public – The Matthew Effect EP CD
  • Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band – Don’t Shake limited edition CD
  • The Fictitious Dishes – You Could Never Ben Enough CD
  • Soft Lions – XOXO CD
  • Dani Bell & The Tarantist – Dark West CD
  • Birdy Bardot CD
  • Baywitch – Moonstoners CD
  • Five.Five Hole Records – Condo City Noise EP 7″
  • Ian Sweet – self-titled cassette
  • Ian Sweet – Shapeshifter cassette
  • The Fresh Brunettes – Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition download card
  • Mommy Long Legs – “Assholes” download slip

Package C

 

  • Bearcats – handpainted tote
  • Bearcats – Break Up Stories cassette
  • Bearcats hand mirror
  • Bearcats pizza enamel pin
  • Total Bettys hand-collaged pen
  • Spotlights – Tidals CD
  • Spotlights – Spiders EP CD
  • Oh Spirit 7″ & CD
  • Five.Five Hole Records – Condo City Noise EP 7″
  • The Fictitious Dishes – You Could Never Be Enough CD
  • The Fresh Brunettes – Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition CD
  • Citrus – NSTYLDY CD
  • Dude York – Sincerely cassette
  • Gazebos – Die Alone cassette
  • Mommy Long Legs “Life Rips” download slip
  • Hexa download code
  • Høurs download code

This isn’t even all of it! We still have more merch and surprises (and better pics) soon! Keep an eye out on our social media for more updates.

Wham bam (new) RAM

It means *so much* to me to hear from some of you listeners asking where the latest Grrl on Grrl episodes are! This *is* supposed to be a biweekly podcast, right?

That’s what I thought too! But in the past two weeks I not only had to replace a ripped-in-half laptop charger, but then as I was working on episode 26 (after sending off episode 25 to Gary for his audio magicking), my computer powered down and refused to boot up. From the beeps coming from the BIOS, it seemed like my RAM is fried.

Well, after accidentally ordering the wrong RAM (got one 8GB stick instead of two 4GB sticks), my computer is back up and running, and I am posting here to let you know I haven’t lost faith in technology yet.

Though I am upset that I paid more for a new laptop charger than I did on RAM. What a racket, Apple. What a goddamned racket.

Thank you SO SO SO MUCH for all y’all’s continued patience waiting for the new episodes. Episode 25 will be up sometime this week, and hopefully episode 26 won’t be far behind!

xoxo,

June

P.S. Stay tuned for an awesome announcement about a collaborative thing I’m doing with Rob of Cinema Spartan.

BONUS CLIP: A sacrifice had been made… with Stefanie of Caustic Casanova

When Washington DC band Caustic Casanova started their summer 2016 tour, they kept hitting bad luck after bad luck. It finally turned around, but at what cost?!

Listen to this deleted, bonus clip below! You can hear the rest of the interview with Stefanie Zaenker, along with her great playlist, tomorrow afternoon.

Download at Libsyn.

Deleted clip: what’s a “unicorn band”?

Here’s a deleted clip from the upcoming interview with vivacious ladies the Fictitious Dishes. In this clip, guitarist Liz explains what being a “unicorn band” means and I join the band??? Maybe???

Don’t forget to subscribe to Grrl on Grrl on iTunes or whichever podcast app you use so you can be the first to hear episode #23 featuring Taryn, Liz, Maggie, and Jacquie of the Fictitious Dishes!

Summer Hiatus: Getting ready for year 2

I wanted to take the time to announce a two month summer hiatus. As some of you may know or have noticed, I suffer from anxiety (though not as badly or as overtly as my depression), and I’ve decided that I need some time off from the biweekly schedule.

I will be back late August, which will be the FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Grrl on Grrl. Whaaatt?! I have a couple of episodes recorded, and plan on getting some more interviews done before re-launching in August.

I will also be reflecting this summer on how to improve the podcast, so if anybody has any suggestions, recommendations, or just general thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email at grrlongrrlpodcast@gmail.com. Another thing I want to think about is whether I should keep the podcast going on a biweekly schedule or move it to a more manageable monthly podcast. What do you think?

Thanks for all your support, kind words, and understanding this past year. I wouldn’t have made it this far without you!

xoxo,

June

Merch contest winners

 

Officially announcing the two winners of the very first Grrl on Grrl merch contest… These lucky folks won some awesome music and merch from Fun While You Wait, Gloomsday, and Blackberry Tongues. Hopefully we’ve got some new fans!

@grrlongrrl is this what you wanted?! Me dancing to @eisley in 2007?! #GrrlOnGrrl #contest

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