Tobi Vail

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About me

Occupation Cultural Worker
Location Olympia, WA
Interests Reading. Writing. Film. Feminist Theory. Punk. Swimming. Walking. Hanging out. Doing research. Libraries.
Favorite Movies Frankenstein, Bride of Frankstein. Vivre Sa Vie. The Thin Man. Daisies. Blow Up My Town. Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains. Cleo from 5 to 7. Alphaville. Les Parapluies de Cherbourg. Wendy and Lucy. Home (d. by Ursula Meier). Don't Look Back. The Haunting. The Innocents. Ghost World. Battle of Algiers. Salt of the Earth. From the Mountains to the Maquiladoras. The Murder of Fred Hampton. Born in Flames. Winter's Bone. Showboat 1988: The Remake. Emerald Cities. Don Lett's Punk Rock Movie. <p>Currently loving: Tiny Furniture, In the Family, Sister.
Favorite Music Bad Brains. Flipper-Generic Flipper Raincoats-first LP, Suicide LP. Rufus-Tell Me Something Good Patti Smith-Piss Factory/Hey Joe & Horses Jimi Hendrix-Axis Bold As Love, Are You Experienced, The Germs-Forming, Velvet Underground & Nico, Booker T and the MG's-Green Onions, Richard Hell, minutemen. X Ray Spex. The Slits. Christina Billotte. Irma Thomas. Marva Whitney. Betty Harris. The Small Faces. The Clash. Black Flag. Sex Pistols. The Who. Bill Withers-Ain't No Sunshine. Timmy Thomas-Why Can't We Live Together. <p>Currently listening to: Bleached, La Luz, Ruby Pins, Broken Water, Hysterics, Alice Coooper.
Favorite Books Another Country by James Baldwin Good Morning Midnight by Jean Rhys Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers I Need More by Iggy Pop Making Tracks by Debbie Harry Beat Punks by Victor Bockris Godard on Godard. The Autobiography of Angela Davis. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Just Kids by Patti Smith. Culture Clash: Dread Meets Punk Rockers by Don Letts. The Dialectic of Sex by Shulamith Firestone. <p>Currently reading: Shelia Rowbotham & Chris Kraus.

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