Lydia Lunch rails against racism, injustice & Trump in powerful spoken word piece (listen)
No wave legend Lydia Lunch has a podcast with musician and composer Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, etc), The Lydian Spin, that "focuses on writers, musicians, producers, actors, artists and storytellers in general who have a unique spin about maintaining one's sanity while doing what they were born to do...create." It's run for 51 episodes now, including features on Buzz Osborne, Babes in Toyland's Lori Barbero, JG Thirwell, and many others.
For an early June Protest Special, which features "V.Vale and Marian Wallace of RE/SEARCH Publications, Author & Musician Eugene Robinson of OXBOW, Filmmaker Eva Aridjis, and Weasel Walter in a special podcast to discuss the protests that are raging throughout America," Lydia begins the show, following a musical introduction composed by Joey Koneko, with a spoken word piece railing against police brutality, racism, and the Trump administation. "We do not need another election," she says, "we need an insurrection," going on to blast the ineffectiveness of Trump's coronavirus response, the racist for-profit prison system, and more. She calls the piece "a short rant I wrote to vent my own frustration at the endless vulgarity of some of America’s most grievous offenses. Thank you for listening." It's a powerful, worthwhile listen, and you can hear it beginning the episode and via a video below.
Lydia narrated another new video, "Dump Trump," created by videographer and photographer Elise Passavant. Watch that below, as well.
Meanwhile, Lydia is the featured guest on the most recent episode of "I Turned Out a Punk," Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham's podcast, and he says, "This is what we live for! On this episode, Damian is joined by THE LEGEND LYDIA LUNCH to talk punk! Although Lydia doesn't identify or even really like punk, she certainly influenced a lot of it. Listen in to this NOT TO BE MISSED episode as Lydia talks about the difference between No Wave & Punk, working with Rowland S. Howard, collaborating with (the) Weirdos, Cinema Of Transgression & everything in between! Did we mention it is not to be missed?" You can listen to that below: