Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tally Ho! Discoveries and Other Finds pt.1

Tiger! Tiger! (photo courtesy of
Hello Hello. Long time no talk. Hope those who are celebrating are having a happy Thanksgiving day and those who aren't celebrating: I still wish you a good day.

So now at the matter at hand:
Lately I have been music cruising. Listening to some new rockin' sounds and determining which ones to actually put my two cents about. So far I found four to recommend and I'll be breaking 2 of them down in this post.

The first one is a band from Atlanta named Tiger! Tiger! This year they have released a new album with a hot cover titled "Cut Them Where They Bleed" that blend retro 60-ish rock elements with garage sounds and punk riff/drums combo. They've been around since 2005 and have made a name for themselves in Atlanta, Georgia. They are currently signed with a record company called Chicken Ranch Records that have signed other good underground artists. I find this band unique in that not only do they have different play in vocals with different albums (male and female), but they also use instrumental elements that were used in the 1960's such as the organ and saxophone. For those of you who are into garage, punk, and retro melodies that remind you of music such done by artists like The Doors, I definitely recommend listening to this band. You can check their website ( or preview their stuff on bandcamp. If you dig their album I also recommend purchasing on their bandcamp page or on their Ranch Records page since searching them on iTunes can be a bit too hectic AND you save a $1.
picture of Peelander-Z from their official site

The second awesome band I found is called Peelander-Z. Peelander-Z started in NYC in 1998 and since their first U.S. National tour in 2002, have been continuously performing with their crazy antics and dressing in expression of inspiration of the Power Rangers & other Japanese and American pop Sci-Fi culture icons. Although, they started in NYC, their band members are straight from Japan and have never lost their spunk on stage. Listening to their music, I enjoyed the vivaciousness and strong spirit that have been put in songs such as "Star Bowling" from their most recent album. Their sound kinda reminds me of the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi show that appeared in Cartoon Network for a short time (if you remember I quantumly high five you). Point: For those of you who loved Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi or love Japanese pop rock (no not J-pop) then I recommend checking this band out. You can look them up on iTunes with no mess (as long as you type it correctly) or you can check their Chicken Ranch Records page that provides links to their different pages.

(Note: all highlighted underlined words are links to pages of aforementioned artists, guarantee of no fake pages.And all aforementioned information has been taken from the Chicken Ranch Records pages along with iTunes bio. Information provided is not owned by Rockinglicious but by the respected aformentioned parties (i.e bands and their pages)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Random Music Finds

Dead Sara

Hello all. Long time no post. Honestly, gotta say I had blog writer's block on what to post here and my apologies for that. But today things are different. Found an interesting band from a random list on Reverbnation, a website for underground and major artists.

Titled as Dead Sara, this band uses elements of blues, soul, and rock to make their own imprint of alternative rock. The vocals done mostly by Emily Armstrong & Siouxsie Medley are reminiscent of the era of the 70's. You could say that Armstrong sounds a bit like Janis Joplin.
With the addition of the drums (Sean Friday) and bass (Chris Null), the music becomes a fusion of rock, some grunge, and a little bit of punk. Their sound is a bit familiar and if you think about it, its similar to Veruca Salt & a little close to L7. Difference is this band will vary with sounds and don't provide the same rhythm for all of their songs. If you like Veruca Salt you will most likely dig this band. So why not check em out.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Monday, October 1, 2012

No Doubt 2.0: New Album Out!

album cover courtesy of No Doubt's facebook
Hi guys, long time no see. Hope you all are starting your October with a bang if not wish you the best on one.

Hectic as usual I have been lost in transit most of the time going places and meeting people. However big news!!!!

No Doubt just came out on September 25, 2012 with their new album Push and Shove and so far have been able to climb up the Billboards as #33. Folks at Billboard predict that with 125,000 they will be able to be No.3 in the charts.

It was really unexpected that the group will come back with a new album after being "on hiatus" since 2004 (according to the interview on their facebook page) and each going onto their own projects (unexpected babies included). But after their North American tour on 2009, the band decided to get together and make a new album . These past summer months passing by, their facebook page has been updated with new pictures: anticipating their new album Push and Shove.

picture courtesy of
Infused with old sounds and new sounds of ska, dancehall, and electronic pop, Push and Shove brings out the growth of No Doubt. You will find with songs like "Looking Hot" and "Undercover" the influence of the dancehall sound AND find their old ska elements in songs like "Settle Down" and "Push and Shove."With soft lyrics and Gwen Stefani's sultry voice. I definitely think with this new album they will be back on the charts as a cross-generational band. Hopefully they will be around for the long run.

Point: Check out their album.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

P.S. here's a video of one of their songs. Check. It. Out.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Found in the Aisle

picture courtesy of mindthegap-series tumblr
Hey everybody! Hope your weekend is going well.

Just wanted to share with you a comic book I got yesterday. Its the fourth issue in the series and so far its good.

The plot centers on Ellis Patterson who was attacked and gets in a coma. While in coma, she ventures in a world called "The Garden". Meanwhile, her friends and family are still caught in turmoil, hoping she comes back from the coma.

So far, no one knows who attacked her or whether she knows her attacker. However, as the comic says no one is innocent. Who attacked Elle? And who are these people within "The Garden"?

I like the plot because its not predictable and has unexpected twists. The style to the illustration is my favorite: realistic with inking in all the right places. It does remind me a bit of the Grimm Fairy Tales series with some of the scenes connected to fairy tales. Definitely recommend to pick up.
courtesy of my phone :D

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Afropunk Fest!

Das Racist! (courtesy of my phone)
 Hi fellow Rockinglicious readers, it's been a long time since I have written and let me just say things are happening again. This past Saturday and onward has been hectic with school, work and all sorts of things. However, I still look forward to writing stuff for you guys.

The reason why I say Saturday in the beginning is because this past weekend was the Afropunk festival. I myself didn't even know at the time until later on in the afternoon when a friend texted me "yo, come down to the Afropunk festival" (!!!). Once I got out of work, I set myself on the mission to primp, polish, and prepare because I was not going to let it slip out of my fingers. Once I headed out the door I was determined. I ran through some mishaps but eventually I got there and found the stage in which Das Racist was going to play.

Now, I never mentioned them, but now I will explain: Das Rascist is this epic (in my opinion) rap group that started out in Brooklyn and are now gaining quite a momentum. Their lyrics usually include references to stuff you learn in college or maybe high school (if your classes are that "high up" in enrichment) and give their own, dare I say, poetic twists. I love the fact that they bring something different than their usual "I smoke that and hit that and ride that and yadayada I am the biggest dog in town" (ok, came out corny so don't count for me to know how to rap). Either way, even if I am a rock girl at heart I still have my few fave rappers and Das Racist is one of them (will be writing a blog post on them soon).

Back to the festival......

The festival didn't end until 11 pm even though they said 9 pm on their flyer. There was a lot of technical difficulties with some of the machinery on stage but no worries it went on. And let me tell you about the awesomeness of this festival: there was a whole skateboarding and bike tricks going on the side that was just awesome. This went on for the whole day. In-cre-di-ble.

Not only that, while Das Rascist was playing there was a whole moshpit I had to take part. HAD TO. It was awesome. People crowd surfing and pushing and dancing. Eventually with all the moshing I got close enough to the stage. I did lose my glasses at some point with all the moshing. I gave up on that once I realized that it was 1.too dark to find them 2. there were people walking around making it harder to find and 3. Erykah Badu was on the green stage and I couldn't miss it. SO ....I headed across to the green stage without glasses (oh well). Took a while for her to come up and sing but it was worth it. At the end it was Miss Janelle Monae, but for personal reasons I ditch that and headed home. It was the best night ever! Oh and I hope you noticed: I never mentioned paying a ticket stub because yes, IT WAS FREE! So......

Lesson of the story is: if you are in NYC area;

Til Next Blog post,
Miss Bobo

(Note: if you want to check out more pictures on this festival click on this link.)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thank You!!!

a famous goth Russia couple
Just to put a heads up: the stats are coming in and seems like I am gaining some momentum in Russia. I am actually glad people all over the world are at least peeking into this blog (if that even makes Thank you everyone for those of you who are still following this blog or even bookmarking it on your internet bookmarks.

I love to write for the people whether is providing some advice or recommending some shops or even ranting about some event and/ random society issue. I like sharing that with you. So thank you everyone for tuning in. Hope you stay longer for more of what I can offer.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Forever 21 is back!

picture courtesy from
Can't believe summer is almost over and already I see leaves on the ground at certain NYC areas. Kid you not. I actually look forward to the fall because of all the awesome crazy outfits people put together. I know this sounds ultra fashionista: but yes I definitely dig layer coordination.

Just recently I have been preparing myself for the fall by shopping new clothes. Working and going to school needs some gear (*gets all serious*)........

OK, OK I really like getting new clothes for school and such. Any whoo, I found myself both at Rainbows and Forever 21 and I found myself more dazzled by the Forever 21 at Union Square (Manhattan, NY for those who are not in the NYC area).

picture courtesy from

It was a throwback circa 2011 with the random lace I found here and there. And I am not going to lie to you I did buy a few things from there. I got a plain black comfortable skirt for $9.80 and a bunch of other stuff that will be posted on Rockinglicious tumblr. The skirt you see here above was actually one of the items I really wanted to buy along with the shirt you see on your left. I like to have the best of both worlds even if it means going in the guys' section. But both were not on my budget so I had to choose. There are some awesome finds there for 10 bucks or less for the gals. So don't hesitate to check it out, you might just find something along your budget and within your style. As for the guys, the items were a bit too expensive. Next season they should widen the section more.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Working Outfit (Guys) [Screw the Heat Part 2.]

courtesy from
Sorry to be MIA again been busy with work and brainstorming ideas for this blog. (BTW: thank you so much for continuing to follow my blog and sticking with it. keep rocking!)

So, I was able to find some good finds for guys. This outfit right here is plain but hey, you can show that alternative-styling spunk with accessories. Sometimes, places where you work at might not be cool with graphic shirts (a bit sucky though). So why not put on a light black blazer with some rolled up sleeves, crisp pair of jeans (make sure to iron!!!) a white shirt, and a pair of black vans or converses.

It's hot so you might want to splash up some color so you don't cook under the sun while being on the go. And if you know you gotta keep it conservative you can always get a small one-row studded bracelet or maybe even a nice bracelet like the one you see on the left.

Believe it or not I found this baby at Hot Topic's online website along with other great bracelets for less than 10 bucks. It's not bad and it will last you longer than 2 months. I found more than the usual great 3, so please don't hesitate just because some hipsters got caught on to Hot Topic. It still has some great finds, and no one has to know, right? (*wink wink*)

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Friday, July 6, 2012

Working Rock Outfit (Gals) Screw the Heat

courtesy of kyle-x tumblr
courtesy of
Having these days lately in hot summer days while being a working young lady its tough.

Wearing blazers and dark colors isn't helpful either. Black cotton can absorb the sun and burn you more than if you were closed in a tanning booth (....maybe I just exaggerated just a little).

However, for those of you who still want to rock it. You can always go with a tank top and a white vest  with a dark blue or grayish skirt and a pair of panty hose or lacy leggings. Check out your local thrift stores. Believe it or not I actually found a vest similar to the one you see here in white with less buttons and in black. It goes well with a light top you can easily find for cheap at a thrift store or on sale within trendy places like the one below which is from Necessary Clothing.

Check out Rockinlicious tumblr and you will find soon enough pictures of my rendition of a rocking work outfit. You gotta make do with what you can do right? I am looking out for the alternative guys out there, too. Expect a summer outfit for guys and a dating combo for both guys and gals soon enough.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Friday, June 29, 2012

Watch out! It's a Ssssnake!

album cover
As life is blasting through this summer, I have been stuck on a few tracks of some albums. One in particular is Hostile Takeover by ssssnake (exactly how its pronounced too).  I saw this guy live at Spike Hill a few weeks ago and got connected with his album, Hostile Takeover, which include the tracks he performed.
"Wolf and the Bear", "Under the Snow," and "Slow" have been stuck on me and have been 4-starred on my iTunes library.

Ssssnake is a "hip-hop, funk, and gospel-inflected soul project" managed, produced. and performed by Noah Tabakin, a man all the way from Chicago.

While on stage, he tends to not only sing but include the audience in his performances. Seeing him at Spike Hill up and close, I saw he will dance and move around while performing. I think he knows his tracks are irresistibly danceable (sorry Webster Dictionary) so he dances to them too while involving some humor. He of course, encourages dancing from his audience and includes any brave souls who do in his performances. Right now he is on a tour from Ohio to all the way in Austin. (Right now he is on his way to atlanta).

On his website you can play the tracks and buy them at whatever price you want if you really dig this album. However, I suggest at least a dollar or more because this guy really puts himself in his music.

If you want to find out more of this guy you can check his website:

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's a Free Riot Party and I Scream if I want To

Summer is in full swing and I am just ready to parrrtaaay.
courtesy of Webster Hall event calendar
I recently found through a friend of a free PUNK party at Webster Hall that starts at 11 pm every Wednesday.

I went this Wednesday and found myself smack dab in some 80's/90's punk/goth throwback. There was your occasional emo hairdo's on guys, random hipster, and the frequent goth-punk rockers.

This party doesn't go in full swing until midnight when the occasional group of shameless girls come in to show off their bods for a strip tease contest. The prize winner gets 100 bucks while the guy who chooses to be the receiving end of it, gets a free lap dance on stage. I was astounded because I never seen a stripper let alone some random girl throw off her bra in person. But that was a first that night.

If you're in New York City and you want to have a crazy rock (mostly punk) party I recommend going here. It's not that crazy but there is the occasional BDSM moment where a guy gets handcuffed and gagged. I love the fact that there is oldies and fake smoke with a tattoo section in the back. YES! you get tatts at this place. I didn't get a chance to figure out the price range but I would def like the idea of getting inked while being at a party. The only few cons I found is that 1. there is no mosh pit: people are sensitive in getting hit especially the girls; 2. There is not much dancing involved (yes, you can dance to some of the music). 3. people go into cliques and aren't much to talk with other people that aren't seated with them unless there is a hook up to be had.

But this event is free so why not show off some lacey goth/punk duds. Doesn't hurt to try. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grimm's Snow White is Back?

courtesy of Just Jared
For most fairy tales dealing with a princess there is always a bad, a good, and the cliche happy ending. Recently, with the release of Snow White and The Huntsman, fairy tales aren't just about cliche endings:

Dealing with the grief of a beloved queen, a wife, and mother; a king marries a woman he finds in mysterious circumstances. She is beautiful and fair but holds a deep dark secret of a curse that will bound her to the king's daughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart). As the new Queen finds out Snow White's role, Snow escapes and is therefore hunted by The Huntsman under the Queen's orders. 

I just got home watching this movie and found it interesting to get into with such intense detail which I am inferring is mostly due to the amount of computer graphics. The way this story is shown is waaaay different than the Disney version. It's resemblance is more geared towards the Brother Grimm's original tale of Snow White. The evil Queen is given more of a human face than what Disney failed to do. And of course the ending is not your stereotypical buttered up ending.

As for the acting: Charlize Theron did an excellent job as the Evil Queen proving that cruelty takes more than just the talking. Chris Hemsworth who most people remember as Thor, did awesome chopping bodies and fighting minions of what seems to be made of black shards of glass. As for Kristen Stewart, there was more effort given than her usual bland facial expressions in showing a rebellious Snow White. She could still have given more of an oomf to her character but her acting was good enough to portray the "fairness" of Snow White.
Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart
All in all, I thought this movie was better than I expected. The graphics were astounding in capturing the beauty and immensity of what kingdoms would actually look like as a Brother's Grimm story. There is a realistic historical factor exposed in the wardrobe and dialogue, specifically the accents, that give the movie a good Brother's Grimm punch. Wouldn't recommend to pay a movie stub for this but rather wait for the DVD to come out to watch it at a cheaper price. However, if you can't wait to bite into this apple, then be my guest. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pandora's Muse: Band Found

Victory At Sea Before they disbanded
Hey there, back on the ropes now. Hope you guys had a great Easter break (if any of you celebrate that).  Been MIA for personal drama with friends and now family. But I am back and with new things to share.

While working as an intern, I have been on Pandora a lot lately and found some good bands similar to the ones I love to listen to.The good thing about Pandora is that they pick out the sounds of the songs/bands you put as the title of the radio station; and pick out bands that sound similar to them. One band that has been stuck on me lately is Victory At Sea. I found this one from the Mazzy Star radio station I created on Pandora.

Victory At Sea was indie since they started 1996 but they (sadly) disbanded around 2007 according to their myspace.
However, if you dig their sound as much or even more as I do, I think you can still buy it from ITunes, myspace, or straight from Pandora. Here is the song I have been stuck on, hope you like it :D

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chika Chika Bombs for News!

Hello! Hello! Long time no post! Classes have been more busy and challenging and now I know some Japanese. So for some of you who do Kobanwa! ("goodnight" since its 7 pm here)
the old banner
Having so much time since the last blogpost, I had a lot of ideas that might interest you guys. And I was thinking of having any of these as a constant part of this blog/magazine (did you know in Japanese magazine means zaashi?!) such as an anonymous advice column or a suggestion coming from you guys. Any suggestion you can give that will make this zaashi blog more interesting and engaging will be welcome at ( or even in the commenting box below this post. Credit will given to you for the suggestion :)
And on that note, I would like to tell you guys: Rockinglicious now has a tumblr! I thought why not post random memes or things that are part of the alternative-style culture! So far, there is one post but hopefully I would be able to get more posted there. Oh, and Rockinglicious has a facebook too if you want to check updates straight from your facebook news feed, just hit like! (pwease?). I will hopefully be on the trail for some new interviews with underground bands, designers, and random people.

an alternative-styling fairy-tale

In other news, found a fraja-listic tumblr of a designer called KyleX who posts pictures of alternative styling related things ranging from the clothing he makes and wears, to random memes like this one:

I definitely recommend checking out his tumblr for new ideas on a new outfit (or just look at the crazy stuff people wear sometimes). Beware some of the content might be above the PG-13 rating of content (like spiked underwear o.o?) but hopefully you will dig his tumblr and funky crunchy dub-step music playlist.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Friday, January 27, 2012

The LowBrow Monster Mash

Monster version of Birth of Venus
With the upheaval of classes starting, looking for internships, and off on adventures; I have been looking at random Bride of Frankenstein images through the handy dandy Google Image search engine. To my utter gasp of delight and wonder, I found a few pictures of paintings done of Bride of Frankenstein and even Frankenstein himself by a lowbrow artist named Mike Bell.
I later did some digging and found his ultra-cool website where you could see more paintings not only of the gloomy famous couple but of robots, pin up girls, and even Jesus rocking it out Kiss style (unfortunately not the Simmons style).
Coming from New Jersey, Bell is described as "a true lowbrow painter" who "blends an aura of nostalgia and humor" within the artistic influences of "Japanese cartoons, classic monsters, vintage toys, punk rock, carnivalesque images, MAD magazine and Big Daddy Roth."
Looking at his stuff, I found his paintings to be enticing in the vibrant contrasts, graphic backdrops, and random martinis he brings to his paintings. If I could, I would put his paintings on my bedroom walls and even the ceiling! If you want to check more of his stuff you can check it out on this link right here:
(Have fun!)

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pop! Comes out the Random Mystery Box

a random Music Box
(Random title WOOT!) Hope everyone had some awesome holidays. Today, as a holiday gift I decided to post an interview with someone very special. I wrote a post about her a month ago with a link of one of her many songs called "Casimira." with an awkward drum roll here is the interview: (*drum rolls while the box is being opened slowly*)

1. If you could make a music box what would it consist of?
What a fun thought! Hmm..I would like my music box to be an intricate and elegant wooden contraption, with telescoping sections and cut-outs that would slowly spin and make various designs as music [is being] played.
It would also gently levitate somehow, maybe with some sort of candle-powered lantern apparatus attached to the top- or have that be one setting/option, and a slow-fading, color-changing LED display be another.
There's so much music I adore that it would have to play a different song each time I wound it up, preferably songs by my friends and tour-mates ("Seething Sun" by Bekah Kelso, "Got To Fly" by Marian Call, "This Cocoon" by Ginger Doss, "Amazon Warrior Princess" by Big Bad Gina, "Must Be the Moon" by Amy Steinberg, "Thirteen" by Vixy & Tony, "Medusa" by Heather Dale, "Secret Portal" by Scott Huckabay, "Kudzu" by Trillian Green, "The Mushroom Song" by Tricky Pixie)...and occasionally something random, like the "Ghostbusters" song by Ray Parker, Jr. It would be impossible to break, and it would have a lifetime warranty.  :)

2. Do you have any tattoos and if so what do they mean to you?
I currently have one tattoo, with lots of plans for more in the future. My tattoo is a small, tribal Grim Reaper, done in black ink who sits between my shoulder blades on my back.I got the tattoo when I had just turned eighteen. Later that year at my college, a Slavic classmate of mine asked me about it. When I told him the tattoo's story, he told me that in the folklore and fairy tales he was raised on, the personification of Death was always female. I liked his story so much that I then decided that the Death pictured in my tattoo was female as well.When people ask me about it, I tell them that she is watching my back for me.

3. You have done a handful of concerts. What is one memorable moment of them?
((laugh!!)) Lots of interesting things have happened at my various concerts over the years as a result of so many people falling in love with the song "Alligator in the House", written by my cellist Betsy Tinney and embellished by me.
The first time that song [was performed it] caused something interesting at LunaCon 2005 in NY/NJ. A fan of mine who happens to be a historical social dance teacher, performed a tango with her dance partner, across the back of the stage, both of them wearing bright green tango dresses and mirror-covered plush Alligator hats!
They hadn't warned me before the show that they were going to do this. [Nevertheless], I thought it was great! This type of fan participation has continued with "Alligator in the House" and has expanded to include my pirate songs (The Wendy Trilogy), "The Truth About Ninjas" (look it up on YouTube; it's worth it), and "Salad of Doom", which Betsy also helped to write.

4. A few of Rockinglicious' readers personally commented that they liked "Casimira", what was the inspiration or story behind it?

the book behind "Casimira"
Wow, thank you! The song "Casimira" was inspired by the character of the same name in Catherynne M. Valente's novel, Palimpsest. The Casimira of the book, like the Casimira of the song, is someone not to be taken lightly. She is effectively the queen of a land of dreams, and she can be rough when she doesn't get her way.
The song was directly inspired by a conversation that Casimira has with another character in the shadows of a very strange opera house, about how so many people try to get to the land of Palimpsest and so many fail, the same way every time, leading to despair and even suicide.
Casimira has seen this happen so many times that it bores her- she even admits to laughing at it. She has a sort of predatory affection for this other character, a young woman from California named November, and I hoped to evoke that in the song. "Casimira" is definitely my Nine Inch Nails moment, and I am very happy with it.

5. Describe a day in the life of S. J. Tucker.
Usually it goes something like this:  
wake up between 8-10am, put on comfortable clothing, do Qi Gong/Pilates/yoga or play outside if possible (usually with my hula hoop) for a few minutes, breakfast, shower, deal with a few tasks online that keep the business end of my music-business going: (booking shows, contacting friends and fans, answering interview questions, boosting the signal about upcoming concerts on Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
take a walk or practice hoop, staff, or poi if time and if weather permits; eat lunch, and then ideally get ready to drive to my next concert or rehearsal.
By nightfall, I'm putting on my show clothes and makeup, tuning my guitar, checking all of my cables, and starting sound check. I'm visiting with fans and concert-goers, and I'm giving the best show that I can give.
My head [then] usually hits the pillow between Midnight and 2am, depending on whether I have a concert the next day or lots of traveling to do--getting enough sleep is a must for any performer. At the moment, this routine is mostly relaxed, since I'm off the road right now visiting family and gathering strength for my February-November 2012 tours. I'm getting a lot of recording done and getting a lot of rest.

6. Werewolf or vampire?
I see your land-dwellers and raise you this:  Selkie or Mermaid?

7. Your website lists "mythpunk" as one of the genres for your music. What is mythpunk?
Mythpunk is a genre that started with speculative fiction and fairytales that get radically retold by modern authors- like my friend, the aforementioned Catherynne M. Valente, who coined the term. I extend Mythpunk to music with story-songs (what folk music is sometimes known for); for example, my trinity of tunes about Peter Pan's Wendy staying behind in Neverland to become a very successful pirate captain.

taken from the mythpunk link
Mythpunk to me is about gorgeous word-craft and not being afraid, as a writer or composer, to take a story that's been around forever, and breathe new life into it, however weird your methods may be.  Read more about Mythpunk here:

8. There are a few videos of you doing spoken word. Can you give Rockinglicious a piece?
I'd love to!  Here's a link to my favorite new spoken word piece:

9. And last but not least, what is your New Years resolution?
In 2012, I will remember to take time off when I need it, to do what makes me happy whenever possible. I will act in the name of love, good music, and creativity, and I will make other people happy without wearing myself too thin. I will release a new album, if not two, and I will figure out a good balance between time on the road,time to record, and time to rest.

(*closes box slowly*) Hope you all digged the dandy mystery gift (not so mystery now) because for Rockinglicious' New Year's Resolutions for 2012, random mystery interviews are on the list. Another note, if you guys are interested in getting more information on tour dates and other awesome stuff on S.J. Tucker, you can check her out at her facebook, her blog, or even better check out her download page at this website:

taken from Contemporary Art Blog by Micci Cohan

P.S. If you like this awesome random picture of an array of mixed tapes, you should definitely check out the rest of the blog from where it came from:

thanks for reading everyone,
Miss Bobo