All entries for June 2011
June 30, 2011
(with the delightful Holly Cruise)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Austra - Beat And The Pulse
Warpaint - Bees
Harrys Gym - The Ring
Curve - Chinese Burn
Lacuna Coil - Heaven's a Lie (r)
Linkin Park - Crawling
Blood Red Shoes - It's Getting Boring By The Sea
Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
Les Savy Fav - Patty Lee
The Futureheads - The Beginning Of The Twist
Hole - Violet
Skunk Anansie - Twisted (Everyday Hurts)
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Foo Fighters - Rope
Gossip - Yr Mangled Heart
Those Dancing Days - Fuckarias
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
The Big Pink - Dominos
Florence And The Machine - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
T-Rex - Children Of The Revolution (r)
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
David Bowie - Changes
My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) (r)
Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby
Jimmy Eat World - The Sweetness
Pixies - This Monkey's Gone To Heaven
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Placebo - Pure Morning
Lesbian Bed Death - Goth Girls Are Easy (r)
The Stranglers - Peaches
Prince Buster - One Step Beyond -> Madness - One Step Beyond
The Specials - A Message To You Rudy (r)
Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - I Believe I Can Fly
Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
Hot Hot Heat - Bandages
Kings Of Leon - Four Kicks
The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button
PJ Harvey - Good Fortune
Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (r)
Nine Inch Nails - March Of The Pigs
Gorillaz - DARE
Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
MIA - Paper Planes
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life (r)
Lostprophets - Last Train Home (r)
Within Temptation - Faster
Judas Priest - Livin' After Midnight
NxtGen - Andrew Lansley Rap
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone
The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
Idlewild - Actually It's Darkness (r)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (r)
Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It) (r)
Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch (r)
Pendulum - Propane Nighmares (r)
Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
Pulp - Disco 2000
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
The Clash - I Fought The Law
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
Queen - Killer Queen
Alice Cooper - Poison
(r) = request
June 21, 2011
I've been at Warwick for a fair few years now. I took my three-year undergraduate degree here, then returned for my master's degree after a year out. I'm now almost a year into my PhD, having begun immediately following the completion of my master's.
As a sociable sort, I've therefore been involved in numerous studenty activities for many years. I joined a number of student union societies back in 2005 and remain fairly involved in two of them to this day. I increasingly get the impression that I'm seen as a venerable elder from days of yore (or perhaps simply an old fogey) by the many undergraduates who populate these groups: an experience that has got me thinking about divisions that occur between postgraduate and undergraduate students.
June 15, 2011
The supposedly Syrian blogger responsible for “A Gay Girl in Damascus” was unveiled as a man over the weekend. Last night it emerged that the founder and editor of lesbian news site “Lez Get Real” is also a man.
June 14, 2011
I've just returned home from a day of interdisciplinary feminism. Two events were held with contributions from Karen Barad, Myra Hird and Elizabeth Wilson: visiting researchers who work at a feminist intersection of the physical sciences, arts, humanities and so-called social sciences.
I found their respective presentations fascinating in terms of their breadth and depth, but also frustrating in their opacity. I ultimately found myself questioning the value of describing such research as “feminist”.
June 13, 2011
The world’s newest and most rapidly expanding feminist movement filled the capital’s streets with style on Saturday 11 June 2011. As over three thousand people from a myriad of backgrounds came together to voice their opposition to rape, sexual violence and victim-blaming, my thoughts turned to the wider women’s movement, writes Ruth Pearce. Does Slutwalk herald an important change in how we think about feminism?
June 12, 2011
I'm organising and DJing at the Killer Queen summer party next weekend. I'll be joined by Holly Cruise (formerly of Electric City, Crash and Top Banana) and acoustic act Claire & Jo.
June 08, 2011
Videos of a presentation I gave at the Trans* Education and Determination teach-in at King's College London last month are now available. It was a pretty strange experience, as I was talking about my research at an event that (quite deliberately) wasn't entirely academic. I therefore had an interesting balance to strike between staying true to my research and ensuring that the talk was accessible.
My presentation was hardly polished, but I feel it went pretty well on the whole. I managed to convey a lot of information whilst keeping people broadly interested. There's a fair amount I could have done better (particularly in terms of being a lot more careful about how I outlined the ethical issues bound up in internet research) but I'm pleased that I've had the opportunity to learn from this experience even as I shared my perspective with others.
June 07, 2011
June 06, 2011
I'm Ruth: currently a part-time PhD student at the University of Warwick, but also a writer, activist, promoter and DJ. This blog is an experiment in bringing that all together in one place. I aim to regularly post links to events I'm involved with and articles I've written.
In this opening post, I'll begin with a general summary of my current projects.
My PhD project involves internet-based qualitative research into trans people's experiences of primary health care in the United Kingdom. I am based in the Sociology department.
Rolling Head Promotions
I have organised and numerous gigs and club nights in Coventry, Leamington and Bath. My current projects are "Rock It", a fortnightly hard rock/metal event, and "Killer Queen", an occasional LGBTQ rock/indie night.
I am a staff writer for Lesbilicious.co.uk, an online magazine for lesbian and bisexual women. I produce regular news pieces and occasional feature articles.
PhD Life Blog
I blog about being a PhD student at Warwick's PhD Life Blog.
Trans Youth Takes On World
I blog about trans liberation and gender politics at Trans Youth Takes On World.
Rock music is my speciality, but I'm capable of adapting to various genres. I've been hired to DJ at LGBT nights, feminist discos, weddings, parties and fundraisers. Notable events have included Reclaim The Night in London, the Women's Aid National Conference in Coventry, NUS Women's Conference in Coventry and Oxford, and Love Music Hate Homophobia in Birmingham, Coventry and Sheffield.