After the success of the last contest (to christen the postpunk book), it seemed like a good idea to invite blissblog readers to bail me out once again. This time the competition is: come up with a name for our second child, due to arrive any time in the next three weeks. There’s hundreds and hundreds of girls names out there but none of them seem quite right and time is running out. Please, though, no corny rock monikers (Nico, Siouxsie, Bjork, etc), and variations on Postrocquelle, Jungalette, Grimelda, Postpunkia, et al, will be disqualified. Winner gets a signed DVD of the birth; runners-up will receive first-edition soiled diapers.
Mark your calendars--here’s some upcoming Rip It Up events in NYC
* Panel discussion featuring James Chance, Steven Daly, Vivien Goldman @ Mo Pitkin's (34 Avenue A), Tuesday February 28th, 7 PM, advance tix available here
* XLR8R and Nublu present Rip It Up and Start Again party featuring Kudu (live) plus DJs Dan Selzer, Mike Simonetti, Roy Dank, @ Nublu (62 Avenue C), Saturday March 11.
*Talk about postpunk-era NYC @ Grey Gallery (100 Washington Square East), Tuesday March 28th
More details about these events plus news about other Rip-related magazine articles, webzine dialogues, radio interviews, etc to be found at the Rip It Up Site