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this is probably the best book ever

You know what year came next, right?

A week or so ago, when Joshua Clover requested that Marisa and I sing backup to Roxette at the reading-slash-karaoke for his book “1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About,” we refused.

Because we don’t do karaoke and WE DON’T DO BACKUP.

(Just kidding. I just thought that sounded confrontational in a ’90swoman way.)

Anyway, as far as I am concerned, a book on The Long 90s that explores the deep theoretical connections between (my favorite) feminist philosopher Luce Irigaray’s “Speculum of the Other Woman” “This Sex Which is Not One” and The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” = heaven. If you agree, go read some excerpts or, better yet, buy the book. Which is actually about, like, history and pop music. And what the fall of the Berlin Wall had to do with The Scorpions’ “Winds of Change.” Or something. While you are waiting for it to arrive, you can make a mix tape….i mean, ipod mix. May I suggest listening to Jesus Jones’ “Right Here Right Now” while you ponder whether or not Pearl Jam really is “forever T.S. Eliot to Nirvana’s Ezra Pound.”–kara

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