Queen of the Twee

January 21, 2007 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

aaliyah

Never saw the movie, just love the idea of Aaliyah as a queen vamp.

Last night I finally went to England Belongs To Twee for the first time because it was Courtney’s birthday, and I plan on making a monthly visit. Courtney is a girl who I met through Girlgroup when she still lived in Portland, but it turns out that she has family here. She moved back a couple of months ago, and it turns out she knows the same people I know like Mon Lu Cont. He was guest DJing and played my favorite Aaliyah song, “Try Again,” which is what I love most about Mon. He’ll bust out an American R&B track in the middle of an English oi/twee party.

All roads always lead back to Mon. I met him a decade ago when he was putting on shows with riot grrrl bands and playing in bands too (briefly with Maria). I used to write about his shows in PW when it was still the Welcomat. He used to carry a lunchbox, wear barrettes in his hair, and put out various fanzines, so from then on, I referred to him as the Riot Queen. For years after that, when he’d see me on the street, he’d scream out “Sara Sherr, Rock Journalist!” Years later, he was the first to leave a youtube comment on my myspace with a Bikini Kill interview. It said, “I hope this inspires you in your future endeavors.”

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Walk The Plank Margaret Cho

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