Daily Fix – 3.20.2009 – Best. Friday. Ever.

Stef is covering SXSW for Autostraddle! Read her first post here! And read be yr own queero‘s post on queer bands at SXSW. If you want to take a trip down memory lane to last year’s SXSW festivities, you should watch Team Autostraddle’s Uh Huh … Her?, the best fan-doc of all time and the winner of the 2008 Uh Huh Her @SXSW Contest, the most competitive film festival in the entire universe.

Also you should read Green’s first post if you haven’t already. She is going to give us the tools we need for the DIY revolution and to make pretty things!

Also related: check out the Be Yr Own Hero Fest — a Radical DIY Festival in Wilmington, NC. — sponsored by our friends at Be Yr Own Queero, who are also hosting a contest where you can win 410BC t-shirts as well as hot Autostraddle Swag like buttons and boy-briefs!

That’s probs enough reading already for today, yeah? Carly’s first tech post is on deck too! I wrote you a love-letter last night and … hm. I haven’t actually thought about what I’m gonna write about, ha. I guess a little bit of everything, probs books a lot, and yelling at Ilene Chaiken. I need to think of topics for future episodes of Lezberado not related to The L Word if I want to keep that job. Ideas?

From Riese:

From Intern Vashti:

Gay mayoral candidate to run in Mexico (@themercedes star), New Hampshire House panel tied 10-10 on same-sex marriage and “bathroom bill” (@seattle times), A Canadian perspective on the Obama administration w/r/t gay rights and such: (@the globe and mail).

robin-iconfrom Robin
I’m a big Gossip Girl fan, so I was very excited when Carly sent me to this fabulous video of Blake Lively and Leighton Meester sharing an ice cream cone during a recent Rolling Stone photoshoot with photographer Terry Richardson. I also stumbled across this. I’m glad to hear S and B are playing nice. xoxo.

carly-icon2from Carly
I know Stef is our resident music guru, but I had to post this. Fagget Fairys is a Danish lesbian duo that’s been getting a lot of traction on the music blogs lately. Ena and DJ Carla Cammilla are engaged [TO EACH OTHER, YOU GUYSSS] and are making some really amazing electro music [if by “amazing” you mean “ridiculous slash awesome”]. See what I mean in the video for their song “Feed the Horse.” Stream their songs on their Myspace or download the track here (@bigstereo). I’m praying for some US tour dates!

crystal-iconfrom Crystal
I’m amped about today’s release of Evermore’s third album, ‘The Truth of the World: Welcome to the Show’. Evermore are a New Zealand indie/alt rock band, consisting of three brothers who are close to my heart. I recommend checking out the video clip for ‘Hey Boys and Girls’ here. The website design alone is worth a look.

alex-iconfrom Alex:
Presenting: Mouth Off – The Creative Review’s iPhone App of the Day. I would like to break this out in the middle of an argument with someone.

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. I feel like we need a “this week in homoerotic photography” segment with things like Blair & Serena.

    Yes, that is the only intelligent thing I have to say today.

    • Sorry about that — okay I fixed the Oprah link — are there other links that aren’t working? (etc?)

      Sorry about the nerve thing, it clicks right through to me and I didn’t realize that’s ’cause i have an account. my un is yrstar2434 and the pw is autowin if you want to see it. in the future i’ll keep that in mind and not link to them. hm, maybe i’ll get kicked off for giving out my information. well, there’s only one way to find out i suppose!

  2. That Smithsonian collection of Women in Science photos is awesome. It’s odd seeing woman do experiments in long dresses or formal-wear. I’d be worrying about spilling chemicals on myself or setting my flowing skirt on fire.

  3. The inclusion of science on autowin makes me very happy. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to actually read the article right now, as I have to go to the lab and do some science…

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