Friday, April 08, 2005

The Scholar and the Feminist

In the pursuit of lifelong learning, I'm going to this conference tomorrow at Barnard.

At any rate, I'm thrilled to see the poet Meena Alexander again and Dorothy Allison! For those of you who have not read "Bastard out of Caroline," shame on you. It was one of the most influential books I read prior to college. Completely eye-opening. You must read it.

Also, Tammy Rae Carland, formerly from Mr. Lady Records, is speaking as well.

I can't believe Mr. Lady is no more. I can't believe Sleater-Kinney left Kill Rock Star Records for Sub Pop. I can't believe Death Cab for Cutie signed to Atlantic Records.

Whatever happened to Indie Rock? When I was 15, I thought Indie Rock would change the world. I guess everyone grew up and sold out and now I listen to Kelly Clarkson singles. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. Hopefully, I will meet lots of cool people tomorrow and we will organize.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sub pop is an indie.
death cab for cutie are the o.c. house band.
but mr. lady, that is truly sad.

Fri Apr 08, 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

I know Sub Pop is an Indie, but it's not the same as Kill Rock Stars... Sub Pop is somewhat sub par...

And Death Cab. That's so tragic... I've been listening to them since 2000...

Anyway, the conference was great! I will write more later.

Sun Apr 10, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Ms. H said...

Ahem. I think you still need to share about the "cool people" you met.

Thu Apr 14, 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

Ack --- I've gotten so caught up in this whole JSF debate that I've been distracted from writing about people who I feel really do contribute with grace to the world through their words (and actions).

Thank you, Carly, for reminding me. I will do that soon. Also, I need to dig up my copy of "Bastard out of Carolina" when I go back to NOLA at the end of the month.

Fri Apr 15, 11:04:00 AM  
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Fri Apr 15, 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Ladypink said...

Ms. Nola,
I am new to Blogger, and I just wanted to say hello. We have met before, it's A's mom from Bryn Mawr. I am known here as "Ladypink" and I have 2 posts.
My url is
A is in London as I speak, on her way to Ghent, Brussels for an academic conference. She couldn't be with me tomorrow. She was here several weekends in a row to offer support and comfort. She said you had asked about me, I thank you for that. I always enjoy reading your lequincampe diary and now this. I often take your referrals for reading suggestions. I love Meghan Daum, I found her through your comments. I met your brother at Y, he is a very personable young guy. Take care,
With affection,

Sun Apr 17, 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ms. NOLA said...

Ladypink, Did you see Meghan Daum's article on being a zookeeper for a week in "Travel + Leisure?" It was great! I hope you are doing alright. You're in my thoughts and I'm glad A told you I was thinking about you. I don't know if you'll be on a computer anytime in the near future, but let me know how you're doing.

Mon Apr 18, 12:54:00 PM  

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