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CHICK BASSIST celebrates chick bassists: Kira Roessler

Kira Roessler replaced Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski in 1983, redefining their sound with a prog-rock proficiency. She held the beat while Ginn and Rollins self-destructed, then split the band in ’85, going on to form Dos with Mike Watt, whom she married in ’87. Today, Kira and Watt are divorced, but still make music together. And Kira’s an Emmy Award-winning dialogue editor for movies like Sucker Punch, Twilight: New Moon, and John Adams.

Here’s a recent interview with Kira Roessler: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2011/07/interview_dos_kira_mike_watt_black_flag.php

And here’s a full Black Flag show from 1984. Kira, rocking a Green Lantern T, provides a taut low-end tightrope for Rollins’ onstage antics.

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CHICK BASSIST celebrates chick bassists: Sean Yseult

Best known as the bassist for White Zombie, Sean Yseult has also played in Germs tribute band Ruined Eye, all-girl surf rock band Famous Monsters, and punk crooners Rock City Morgue. Her father was noted Hemingway biographer Michael S. Reynolds. In addition to music, Sean is an artist, designer, photographer, and author. Her photo memoir I’M IN THE BAND is highly recommended.

At about the three minute mark in this clip, you can watch Sean rocking the thundering 6/4 bassline of White Zombie’s “Black Sunshine” steady as the pistons in a 400HP Mustang… while headbanging. Trust me, that takes serious talent.

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A second television appearance and a new review…

They say you can’t find fine literature on television. They’re wrong. Thanks to Webberly Rattencraft, The Book of Cthulhu has made a second appearance on Creepy Kofy Movie, being referenced by the Fact Rat during last night’s presentation of the … Continue reading

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Chick Bassist, the Desktop Background

Chick Bassist welcomes you into punk rock hell, the friendless disillusionment of waking up in a shitty motel room in California with half a joint and an empty six-pack, radio blaring Lou Reed, concrete ocean on all sides and a … Continue reading

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Listen to Christopher Reynaga’s “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee” again for the first time!

Here’s the latest news from The Book of Cthulhu… You enjoyed listening to Christopher Reynaga‘s reading of his story “I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee” (from The Book of Cthulhu II) when we posted it last week. Now … Continue reading

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Suggestions: The Holidays can be Murder

I’m drawn to dark stories. Always have been. Rather than tales of sweetness and light, give me a story like “The Monkey’s Paw,” “A Rose for Emily,” or “The Killers.” I’m not a violent person, in fact I’m repulsed by … Continue reading