I'm Pam Newman.

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My latest Rockstar In Training article is up on Afropunk.com!

My latest Rockstar In Training article is up on Afropunk.com!

The Afro-Punk 2011 Festival Schedule is up on AfroPunk.com
This year’s festival boasts two stages, over 20 live Afro Punk artists, DJ sets all day, and more!
Did I mention admission to attend Afro Punk and see amazing artists like Cee Lo Green, Santigold and Janelle Monae is FREE?

The Afro-Punk 2011 Festival Schedule is up on AfroPunk.com

This year’s festival boasts two stages, over 20 live Afro Punk artists, DJ sets all day, and more!

Did I mention admission to attend Afro Punk and see amazing artists like Cee Lo Green, Santigold and Janelle Monae is FREE?

pamnewman:

My latest Rockstar In Training article is up on AfroPunk.com!

I talk a bit about an upcoming radio appearance which will be streamed live, this Saturday at 1pm EST!

pamnewman:

My latest Rockstar In Training article is up on AfroPunk.com!

I talk a bit about an upcoming radio appearance which will be streamed live, this Saturday at 1pm EST!

GPOYW, looking great in the paper!
You can read my, “behind the scenes,” story of this intervew & photo shoot in my featured AfroPunk.com blog, Rockstar In Training!

GPOYW, looking great in the paper!

You can read my, “behind the scenes,” story of this intervew & photo shoot in my featured AfroPunk.com blog, Rockstar In Training!

Preview of awesomeness to come!

It is kinda killing me to not talk about this until my next Rockstar In Training article comes out on Afropunk.com!

Preview of awesomeness to come!

It is kinda killing me to not talk about this until my next Rockstar In Training article comes out on Afropunk.com!

I’m getting ready for some awesome stuff!

Today and tomorrow I’ll be prepping for a really fun work-related (read: music-related) thing this Friday. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. I will try to remember to take pictures because I always forget. What I am really excited to tell you about is how it all came together!

I am also thinking of starting a3 video-blog specifically for content in my afropunk.com blog. I’ve had this phone which will do video for months and I have done very little with it. I think that’d be cool. What do you think?

Recently I haven’t been writing new songs, just refining what I have finished. Last night I revisited my almost finished tumblr song and started serious work on a song about masturbation.

What can I say? I know my audience.

My latest Rockstar In Training blog is up on Afropunk.com!
From my article:

Hell yeah, you guys! I got some concrete things done for my Rockstar  career this month! After writhing around on the floor moaning, “Woe is  me, the tortured artist!” last month, I was able to stock up the energy  to really get to work! I joined a couple of professional music industry  organizations and made some of my newest songs mine, legally. I played a  gig where I inspired a new musician and played a couple of my new songs  out for the first time! I even made a little rough demo/sample  recording of one of my newest songs called “Cinder Girl,” which will be  featured on my upcoming album, “The Awesomest of Them All!”

I really tumblr’d it up in this article. There are pictures, an associated youtube video and even a song! Check it out and give it a Facebook like if you’re into that sorta thing. <3

My latest Rockstar In Training blog is up on Afropunk.com!

From my article:

Hell yeah, you guys! I got some concrete things done for my Rockstar career this month! After writhing around on the floor moaning, “Woe is me, the tortured artist!” last month, I was able to stock up the energy to really get to work! I joined a couple of professional music industry organizations and made some of my newest songs mine, legally. I played a gig where I inspired a new musician and played a couple of my new songs out for the first time! I even made a little rough demo/sample recording of one of my newest songs called “Cinder Girl,” which will be featured on my upcoming album, “The Awesomest of Them All!”

I really tumblr’d it up in this article. There are pictures, an associated youtube video and even a song! Check it out and give it a Facebook like if you’re into that sorta thing. <3

awesome-everyday:

Help me Play the Afro-Punk Music Festival this summer by Voting for Me!
The AP fest happens in New York City, Chicago, and several other cities! The Afro-Punk festival is an awesome display of rockers of color, and I wanna rock out with/for you! 
The only way we can make it happen is if you vote!
Visit AfroPunk.com &amp; become a member. It’s an awesome community! I write for ‘em.
Visit this page and comment that you want Pam Newman (me!) to play the Afro Punk festival! (And any other cool bands you’d like to see play this rockin’ event!).
Thanks so much!!
&lt;3Pam

 Voting is still going on! Vote for moi!
Here&#8217;s a link to a video where I&#8217;m ROCKING OUT! http://vimeo.com/22232849

awesome-everyday:

Help me Play the Afro-Punk Music Festival this summer by Voting for Me!

The AP fest happens in New York City, Chicago, and several other cities! The Afro-Punk festival is an awesome display of rockers of color, and I wanna rock out with/for you!

The only way we can make it happen is if you vote!

  • Visit AfroPunk.com & become a member. It’s an awesome community! I write for ‘em.
  • Visit this page and comment that you want Pam Newman (me!) to play the Afro Punk festival! (And any other cool bands you’d like to see play this rockin’ event!).

Thanks so much!!

<3
Pam

 Voting is still going on! Vote for moi!

Here’s a link to a video where I’m ROCKING OUT! http://vimeo.com/22232849

Here’s the thing about the 1970s British and American punk scenes: they were every bit as misogynistic and race-exclusive as the society they claimed to stand counter to. And Styrene didn’t look the part of a punk — at the time, she was a mixed-race not-skinny avowed-feminist teenager with braces and day-glo old lady clothes, who later struggled with mental health issues. But Styrene embraced her role as punk’s conscience, both as critic and role model; she screamed down consumerism and magazine culture both inside and outside the scene, with a bullying shriek still heard in singers like latter-day feminist icon Kathleen Hanna.

“Poly Styrene, Multiracial Feminist Punk Icon, Dead at 53” by Channing Kennedy (via Colorlines)

It sucks I only learn about her now that she’s died. The punk scene has done its part to erase women in rock.

(via norma-desmond)

And Black people altogether. Righteous chick. God bless.

(via mizjenkins)

AFROPUNK.COM

(Source: lostgrrrls)

Help me Play the Afro-Punk Music Festival this summer by Voting for Me!
The AP fest happens in New York City, Chicago, and several other cities! The Afro-Punk festival is an awesome display of rockers of color, and I wanna rock out with/for you! 
The only way we can make it happen is if you vote!
Visit AfroPunk.com &amp; become a member. It&#8217;s an awesome community! I write for &#8216;em.
Visit this page and comment that you want Pam Newman (me!) to play the Afro Punk festival! (And any other cool bands you&#8217;d like to see play this rockin&#8217; event!).
Thanks so much!!
&lt;3Pam

Help me Play the Afro-Punk Music Festival this summer by Voting for Me!

The AP fest happens in New York City, Chicago, and several other cities! The Afro-Punk festival is an awesome display of rockers of color, and I wanna rock out with/for you!

The only way we can make it happen is if you vote!

  • Visit AfroPunk.com & become a member. It’s an awesome community! I write for ‘em.
  • Visit this page and comment that you want Pam Newman (me!) to play the Afro Punk festival! (And any other cool bands you’d like to see play this rockin’ event!).

Thanks so much!!

<3
Pam

Rockstar In Traning - Being A Tortured Artist My latest article on Afropunk.com
From my article:

It would be in really poor form for me to bring this shit up to my friends working at jobs they hate, and expect them to give even the smallest of fucks. I mean, imagine if I was your, “Professional Rockstar,” friend (who hasn’t earned a cent from one recording yet). We’re hanging out and I come to you complaining that I’m so stressed out over my own internal pressures. Mostly just some paranoia about perhaps taking a gamble on something that won’t be profitable. All of it seasoned morbidly with some over-driven, success-obsessed perceptions that the good music I’m writing might actually suck. Meanwhile they’re living fairly comfortably under their mom’s roof, eating home-cooked meals for free. Yeah, I’d tell me to kiss my ass too!

Check out the entire article on Afropunk.com!

Rockstar In Traning - Being A Tortured Artist
My latest article on Afropunk.com

From my article:

It would be in really poor form for me to bring this shit up to my friends working at jobs they hate, and expect them to give even the smallest of fucks. I mean, imagine if I was your, “Professional Rockstar,” friend (who hasn’t earned a cent from one recording yet). We’re hanging out and I come to you complaining that I’m so stressed out over my own internal pressures. Mostly just some paranoia about perhaps taking a gamble on something that won’t be profitable. All of it seasoned morbidly with some over-driven, success-obsessed perceptions that the good music I’m writing might actually suck. Meanwhile they’re living fairly comfortably under their mom’s roof, eating home-cooked meals for free. Yeah, I’d tell me to kiss my ass too!

Check out the entire article on Afropunk.com!

TUMBLR: I NEED YOUR HELP TO PLAY AN AWESOME (&amp; FREE) ROCK SHOW IN BROOKLYN THIS SUMMER!
The Afro-Punk festival is going to be in New York City on July 27th and 28th. I would really like to play that show. I&#8217;ll have a single for sale by then, too!
Although I write for Afro-Punk as a featured blogger, I still need your votes on this page in order to play the show.
Lots of votes. Votes from people from New York and all over! People who I love, who love me, love my music, love live music, love lamp&#8230; um, lol&#8230; you get the gist.
Would you please help me?
3 easy steps to help (It&#8217;s actually only two):
Visit http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/who-should-play-the-afropunk
If you&#8217;re already an afropunk.com member, just post a reply comment with &#8220;Pam Newman, ROCKS!&#8221; or something&#8230; And whoever else you&#8217;d like to see play the show! Whole Wheat Bread, Elevator Fight, Saul Williams and Janelle Monae are some folks who have played it in the past.
If you&#8217;re not already an afropunk.com member, register for free (It takes less than 1 minute) and post a reply comment with my name and whoever else you&#8217;d like to play the festival!
The festival has been a free show in the past&#8230; It&#8217;s entirely possible that if you live in New York, your vote is pretty much payment to see me perform a live rock show in your neighborhood!
Please help by voting, and spreading the word as much as you can!
Help me do this like a boss!
Thank you so much!
Awesome every day,Pam Newman

TUMBLR: I NEED YOUR HELP TO PLAY AN AWESOME (& FREE) ROCK SHOW IN BROOKLYN THIS SUMMER!

The Afro-Punk festival is going to be in New York City on July 27th and 28th. I would really like to play that show. I’ll have a single for sale by then, too!

Although I write for Afro-Punk as a featured blogger, I still need your votes on this page in order to play the show.

Lots of votes. Votes from people from New York and all over! People who I love, who love me, love my music, love live music, love lamp… um, lol… you get the gist.

Would you please help me?

3 easy steps to help (It’s actually only two):

  1. Visit http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/who-should-play-the-afropunk
  2. If you’re already an afropunk.com member, just post a reply comment with “Pam Newman, ROCKS!” or something… And whoever else you’d like to see play the show! Whole Wheat Bread, Elevator Fight, Saul Williams and Janelle Monae are some folks who have played it in the past.
  3. If you’re not already an afropunk.com member, register for free (It takes less than 1 minute) and post a reply comment with my name and whoever else you’d like to play the festival!

The festival has been a free show in the past… It’s entirely possible that if you live in New York, your vote is pretty much payment to see me perform a live rock show in your neighborhood!

Please help by voting, and spreading the word as much as you can!

Help me do this like a boss!

Thank you so much!

Awesome every day,
Pam Newman

Yay! My Rockstar In Traning article about the GRAMMYs, &#8220;Stop, GRAMMY Time!&#8221; is up on AfroPunk.com!
Read it here!

Yay! My Rockstar In Traning article about the GRAMMYs, “Stop, GRAMMY Time!” is up on AfroPunk.com!

Read it here!

Life Update:
I&#8217;ll be writing for AfroPunk.com bi-weekly&#8230; which is awesome!
I think my next article for them will be about winning those GRAMMYs tickets from tumblr, and the whole adventure therein. I&#8217;m trying to keep it from being a really long story, but there&#8217;s a lot I don&#8217;t wanna leave out.
I&#8217;m being offered work! Both writing and performance stuff, which is awesome. We&#8217;ll see what it all turns into.
It would be fantastic if I become so busy that I&#8217;m complaining about it by this summer. I had a nice relaxing, responsibility-free summer last year. I want to accomplish some concrete stuff this year.
Photo by Beth Lane

Life Update:

I’ll be writing for AfroPunk.com bi-weekly… which is awesome!

I think my next article for them will be about winning those GRAMMYs tickets from tumblr, and the whole adventure therein. I’m trying to keep it from being a really long story, but there’s a lot I don’t wanna leave out.

I’m being offered work! Both writing and performance stuff, which is awesome. We’ll see what it all turns into.

It would be fantastic if I become so busy that I’m complaining about it by this summer. I had a nice relaxing, responsibility-free summer last year. I want to accomplish some concrete stuff this year.

Photo by Beth Lane