Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Next Show: Summer Music!

I'm pretty mad at the world right now. How come nobody told me that The Breeders released a new album? On my birthday, no less??!!??
Well, now I know, and I'm glad I do. I've been listening to "Mountain Battles" all day.
Here's "Bang On", my favorite track from it:

"German Studies" is a close second:

Whenever I listen to the awesomeness of The Breeders I want to injure Frank Black for holding Kim Deal back. That's not to say I don't love Pixies...I just feel like Kim deserves her time in the spotlight.

Our next show will be RiGID's summer music edition. Like I said before, I'd really like to get some local up-and-coming all female or female fronted indie bands on the show. I'd like to prove that Riot Grrrl truly isn't dead. C'mon people, Baltimore just had a Ladyfest, I know you're out there!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

"The answer to bad porn isn't no porn, it's more porn!"-Susie Bright

After a frustrating evening of wrestling with various RSS feed host sites, we finally got our first episode, Pornography and Masturbation, online! You can listen to or download the entire program here.

Thanks to Sam for being a great guest host.

I'd also like to welcome my good friend Caitlin to the RiGIDcast blog family. She was actually a part of the family from the beginning, contributing music and designing an amazing logo for me at Shepherd University back when RiGID was on the radio. Caitlin will be blogging about feminism and geekery from Huntington, WV.

As always, I'm interested in hearing what you think of the show and open to suggestions regarding topics for future shows. Leave some feedback in the comments!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hey there, friends and fans! The first installment of RiGIDcast will (hopefully) be up within the next few weeks, but until then, I'd like to hear from you about what you'd like to hear. Whereas RiGID Radio had a very music-centric format, RiGIDcast will primarily be a talk show with some music highlighted at the beginning and end of the program. In the spirit of riot grrrl, I'd like to feature all-female or female-fronted unsigned or indie bands, preferably ones that are local to the Baltimore area (but I won't be too picky about that). If you're in a band, or know of one that sounds like this, please leave a link to your myspace or wherever else we can hear your awesomeness in the comments.
Listeners, I need your help, too. The first show will be about everyone's favorite topic to skirt around, pornography. I'd love to hear your opinions and thoughts on the subject. Tell me what you think: does all porn degrade and objectify women? is "feminist porn" possible? ladies, do you watch porn, and under what circumstances? tell me about the best, and worst, porn you've ever seen.....etc, etc.
Of course, I'm always searching for new topics(relevant to young feminists) for this show, so comment with suggestions about that, too!