New Yorkers for Kate Bornstein!!!!

June 13, 2014

As many of you know Kate Bornstein has been battling cancer and has recently found out there is a new location that it has taken up. This weekend an amazing benefit is taking place to help with the costs of treatment. Please tell your friends and/or buy tickets, it’s not only to help out an invaluable intellectual but is also going to be a great night filled with fun. Many unexpected guests and surprises for sure!!!!

You were my voice when I couldn’t speak….

May 19, 2014

This song is about having an invisible illness. Who the fuck writes about that?

And what a great pop voice she has like Patty Smyth mixed with Romeo Void.

Thanks for making those of us who everyone thinks “look fine” feel a little less invisible.


I’ve got Good News and I’ve got Bad News

May 13, 2014


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The bad news is: Due to a health situation, I’ve had to cancel all shows and appearances for the time being . So both upcoming The Julie Ruin tours are off, Europe and USA, also sadly The 4 Knots Festival in NYC and Sled Island which I was especially excited about. I’m currently undergoing treatment for a relapse of a co-infection I got with my lovely Lyme disease and am hoping to be back in the saddle this Fall. The Good News is this.

Summer show in NYC!!!!

May 2, 2014

Interesting article by a great writer

April 29, 2014



Not only did this guy rape someone he also wears fucking rubberbands in his beard.He is a baseball player and  baseballs not my thing but I like how this writer addresses the relationship between sexual assault, sports and shit that happens on Twitter. How comments are so often totally sexist and misguided but sold to everyone as ” Hey I’m just stating my opinion here, what’s the problem?” The problem is we live in a culture that often treats rape as a “whoops I messed up but you should let me move on.” when survivors don’t have the luxury to just “move on.” Anyways an interesting read. Sorry about the picture of this gnarly guy but I wanted to get your attention. He’s kinda like Slipknot meets Billy Crudup. But I like Billy Crudup and I do not like this guy. At all.