About sjrowland

S J is from Auckland, where she currently lives. Her writing includes work for The New Zealand Fashion Museum and Auckland Libraries.

Typical Girls by The Slits

SJ Rowland Suburban Auckland, mid-1980s Most of the time I didn’t know what to think or how to act. I was always grateful when musicians or anyone else I looked up to could provide a few pointers. Or better yet, provide some strong opinions I could pass off as my own.

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Hurts So Good by John Mellencamp

SJ Rowland Sandwich factory, Auckland, 1995 We had headaches from the overhead lighting, sore backs from leaning over the tables, and we were bored, bad tempered and depressed. There was one compensation, though: we could listen to the radio.