#299 with Candice and Matthew: Razorcake Podcast
Last night I cried while watching a documentary about Bronies. Sure, I was drunk, but it got me thinking about the importance of having a sanctuary. A place where you’re safe to be vulnerable. For those of you not in the know, a brony is an adult male fan of the show My Little Pony. The documentary showed men from around the world gathering at a convention to celebrate their shared love of a children’s show. I couldn’t help but see parallels to Awesome Fest or things of that ilk. As someone who studies philosophy of science, reads the Silmarillion, and quotes Rancid lyrics with Shatnerian intensity I can relate to being passionate about things most people find embarrassing.
Every Friday, Candice, Todd, and I get to work on things that we’re passionate about. We work hard and goof around. Razorcake is a sanctuary. I think it’s a sanctuary to a lot of you weirdoes taking the time to read this. It’s a sanctuary because we believe what we do is important and worth the stress it takes to care about something that gets condescended to and written off. Music is what brought us together, but it’s the personal ethics that keep us all here. At the end of the day I don’t care what you’re into as long as you’re not an asshole. So, be kind to each other. Be kind to the Bronies. And be kind to me.
Unless I’m being an asshole, then you can make fun of me.
Michael Hurley, “Be Kind to Me” (Bellemeade Phonics)
Rats, The, “Teenagers” (Tombstone)
Young Governor, “One Look Around” (12XU)
Mikal Cronin, “See It My Way” (Merge)
Audacity, “Couldn’t Hold A Candle” (Suicide Squeeze)
Wreck Of The Zephyr, “Rhythm In My Bones” (Pass The Fist)
Hunchback, “Respect for the Dead” (Freedom School)
New Bomb Turks, The, “Born Toulouse-Lautrec” (Crypt)
Angel Du$t, “Tulsa” (REACT!)
Bent Outta Shape, “Terms of Psychic Warfare” (Dead Broke / Drunken Sailor)
Rumspringer, “Killer Boots, Man” (Not Shy of the DIY)
Red Dons, “Cold Hearted” (Grave Mistake)
Low Culture “Travel Song” (Dirt Cult)
Homeowners, “Ant Trails” (Margin Mouth)
Rations, “Leaves of Grass” (86’d, Abbreviated, and many others)
This Is My Fist!, “All That Is Wrong” (No Idea)
Marked Men, “Too Pretty to Fuck” (No Idea)