The unsung heroines of Punk/Post-Punk/No Wave/New Wave

Since its beginning, rock music has been a male dominated affair. Women, such as Wanda Jackson, were not just anomalies but curiosities. By the '60s there were plenty of girl groups, female soul singers and a few female-fronted rock bands, but the few actually female-dominated rock bands like Ace of Cups, Fanny, The Girls, Goldie … Continue reading The unsung heroines of Punk/Post-Punk/No Wave/New Wave

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New Zealand Day or, Happy Waitangi Day

Happy New Zealand Day!   The Haast's Eagle, the largest bird of prey (until extinction) attacking a flightless moa (also extinct) The islands that make up what today is known as New Zealand were, for centuries, uninhabited by people. Due to isolation, the islands hosted many distinct creatures and were dominated by large birds. There … Continue reading New Zealand Day or, Happy Waitangi Day