Author returns home to discuss women of the '90s

The 30-something New Yorker remembers when Saturn Cafe was on Mission Street, when mixed-tapes and notebooks were the Pergolesi standard -- and when the boom of all-girl punk bands and third-wave feminism were only beginning. Full Story
RobtA

Berkeley, CA

#1 Feb 14, 2010
Yes, we are rapidly reaching "girl power" and equality of the sexes. Why, just the other day the headline read something like "college professor opens fire after tenure denial." In the chauvinistic bad old days, the shooter would have been a man. But now, thanks to quotas, it's a woman. We are sooooo progressive!
Positron

Pittsburg, CA

#2 Feb 14, 2010
ahh sleater-kinney, best. band. EVER. Lance, where is the retrospective DVD? Last Concert!?

when people acted like a revolutionary instead of just dressing like one; god i miss the 90s.
hello

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Feb 14, 2010
It's a mix-tape.

Since: Jan 10

Felton, CA

#4 Feb 14, 2010
hello wrote:
It's a mix-tape.
Is it?

The AP Style guide is unhelpful; Wikipedia lists both "mixtape" and "mixed tape"; and the New York Times prefers it as a compound noun (see this review: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/arts/music/... ).

For what it's worth, I wrote it as "mixtape" in my article.
Richard Saunders

San Francisco, CA

#5 Feb 14, 2010
I remember seeing X and Mary's Danish at the Catalyst numerous times back in the day.

Not exactly pure "girl power," but I considered them female or female led rock groups nonetheless.
whatever

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Feb 14, 2010
"when mixed-tapes and notebooks were the Pergolesi standard"
Colonel Burnside

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Feb 14, 2010
whatever wrote:
"when mixed-tapes and notebooks were the Pergolesi standard"
Yeah I was thinking the same thing. Wtf is she talking about?
Colonel Burnside

Santa Cruz, CA

#8 Feb 14, 2010
(w)(t)(f)
nerdol

Watsonville, CA

#9 Feb 14, 2010
cafe pergolessi/perg or whatever fake bullshit name it goes by now was once dr millers the best coffe house in town even though the sign stays put its now cafe pergolessi and setting foot in there is like trying to be trendy its disgusting and ucsc douches have taken over.

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