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alternative curves | your lyrics are dumb like a linoleum floor | Margot Meanie's Weird Grrl Gang
I’m just squeezing this in before the time is up to enter this months #alternativecurve blog hop, phew!! This months theme was “riot grrl heroines” and this one is pretty dear to my heart as riot grrl had a hefty hand in shaping my early self. I came late to riot grrl, by the time I was aware of it, it was 2000/01, I had just graduated high school, I was 18 or 19 and just moved into the city, I was just getting into the internet as it wasn’t accessible out in the country where we lived {remember the glories of dial up?!} I had finally started downloading music and had found a treasure trove of goodness. But, by the time I found anything “riot grrl” it had already packed up and gone home, or grown up, or what have you. But, the music endured and I found it. I loved nothing more than finding the loudest, angriest, nosiest rocked out all girl bands and making mix cds with Monty Python soundbites in between tracks, to listen to for my morning commute. I discovered the music first and the movement second and I was swept away with both. Sleater-Kinney, Bratmobile, …