All entries for September 2011

September 30, 2011

DJ setlist: Awkward Turtle @ Goldsmiths SU, London (29/9/11)

Set 1:

Howling Bells - Into the Sky
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
Metric - Help! I'm Alive
The Kills - Cheap and Cheerful
The Knife - Marble House
Uh Huh Her - Not a Love Song
Ladyhawke - My Delerium
Juliette and the Licks - Sticky Honey
The Bishops - The Only Place I Can Look is Down
Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes
Athens Boys Choir - The Metrosexual Threw Off My Gaydar
The Cliks - Cry Me a River

Set 2:

P!nk - Raise a Glass
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
Jessie J - Price Tag (r)
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc
Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
Muse - Uprising
Betty - The L Word Theme
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart (r)
Florence + the Machine - Shake It Out
Rihanna - S&M (r)
Willow - Whip My Hair
Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights On
Republica - Ready to Go
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (r)
Lady Gaga - Born This Way (r)
Beyoncé - Beautiful Liar (r)
Björk - It's Oh So Quiet
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights (r)

September 22, 2011

Awkward Turtle: Thursday 29th September

I will be DJing from 11:30 'till late at "Awkward Turtle" in central London next week. Expect a mixture of alternative, rock and pop classics!

Awkward Turtle

Details from the Facebook page:

Noah Gibney + Jo Johnson (tba)

The Makeshifts
Holly Hayes

DJ Ruth Pearce

***** DRINX DEALS *****
£1.50 a pint
£CHEAP mixers.

£3 entry B4 10PM (£2 w/flyer)

September 10, 2011

Call for Papers for the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Seminar Series

We recently extended the deadline for the below call for papers, so you now have until Thursday next week (the 15th) to submit an abstract. The seminar series is a friendly environment in which postgraduate students may discuss their research with others, and I thoroughly recommend it!

Call for Papers for the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Seminar Series

DEADLINE: September 15th, 2011

The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick would like to invite postgraduate students from any institution working in the field to present at the Graduate Student Seminar Series for the coming academic year 2011/2012. We welcome submissions from a number of disciplines on any gender related topic. As well as welcoming conventional papers, we also encourage innovative and creative methods of presentation (such as the use of visual or more interactive materials, for example).

The annual Graduate Seminar Series provides a friendly, informal setting for graduate students to give presentations and exchange ideas relating to women and gender studies. Seminars aim to be interactive, and at each meeting students present for twenty minutes each on a topic of their choice, followed by a question-answer session and general discussion. Attendance is open to everyone, both faculty members and students, within and outside the university. Seminars will take place on two or three Wednesdays per term at 5pm (dates TBC).

The goals of the seminar series:

  • To provide a safe and comfortable venue for students to present their research, to fine-tune conference presentations/possible publications or to simply get used to the idea of speaking in front of a group.
  • To encourage everyone to get together informally to learn about what the student community in the UK are working on in relation to gender/feminist studies.

This centre is interdisciplinary and draws its membership from across the university. It aims to provide a focus for research and teaching on women and gender in the university and to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary research in the area of women’s and gender studies. Women’s and gender studies has been established for around twenty years at Warwick; the Centre itself was established in 1993 and in the summer of 2002 it became a research centre based in the Department of Sociology. For more information about the Centre please visit:

Abstracts should be:

  • Maximum 200 words
  • Submitted along with a brief biography of the author; including their institution and department, and research interests.
  • Submitted by September 15th, 2011
  • Email abstracts to Donna Greene:

September 08, 2011

In praise of trans culture

It’s 10:20am. I’m sitting on a train in Marylebone station, marvelling at my memories of the previous evening.

I attended (and contributed a DJ set to) Political: A Gender last night at London’s legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern. The event was organised by trans/queer promoters The Cutlery Drawer as a one-off fundraiser for trans charity Gendered Intelligence.

It featured music, poetry, comedy and cabaret performances from a staggering eleven acts over seven hours. One of the most inspiring aspects of this night was the fact that it was, essentially, a celebration of trans art.

>>>Read more at Trans Youth Takes On World

September 06, 2011

Reclaim the Night to become explicitly trans–inclusive

A rather good article explaining why cis women need to actively oppose transphobia within feminism was published on The F-Word a couple of days ago.

This piece was written by Ray Filar, a member of the steering committee for Reclaim the Night London. The organisers of this annual demonstration against sexist harassment and violence have long maintained a studied ambivalence on the subject of trans inclusion. To my pleasant surprise, the article announced a welcome change in policy.

>>>Read more at Trans Youth Takes On World

September 02, 2011

DJ setlist: Political: A Gender @ The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London (1/9/11)

The Distillers - City of Angels
Captain Ska - Shame on You
Less Than Jake - All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
Leftover Crack - Gay Rude Boys Unite
Manic Street Preachers - You Love Us
Jayne County - Fuck Off
Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes - I Wanna Know
Scissor Sisters - She's My Man
Metric - Help! I'm Alive
Uh Huh Her - Explode
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Tribe 8 - Wrong Bathroom
Bitesize - Understudy
Elastica - Stutter
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Change the World

Introduction to Gendered Intelligence: FINN GRIEG



Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Amanda Palmer - Map of Tasmania (r)
Athens Boys Choir - Fagette (r)
NxtGen - Andrew Lansley Rap
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
The Who - I'm a Boy
Hedwig & the Angry Inch - Wig in a Box



Dresden Dolls - Sex Changes
Nerf Herder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Once More With Medley (BTVS OST megamix)
- Going Through the Motions
- I've Got a Theory
- Bunnies
- Under Your Spell
- I'll Never Tell
- What You Feel
- Walk Through the Fire
- The Mustard
Jarvis Cocker - Fat Children
Franz Ferdinand - 40 ft


Live act: HEL GURNEY


Coyote Grace - Daughterson
The Levellers - World Freak Show
BTVS OST - The Parking Ticket (r)
The Clash - Know Your Rights

Live act: JO JOHNSON

Live act: CN LESTER

Patti Smith - Because the Night (r)
K.D. Lang - Constant Craving
The Cliks - Dirty King
Garbage - Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
Blur - Girls & Boys
Gossip - Listen Up!
Editors - Papillon



(r) = "request"

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