Molly Neuman is usually pretty busy. After playing drums with Bratmobile, she started doing publicity for Lookout! Records and playing drums for the Pee-Chees. She also did a zine called Girl Germs and the landmark zine Riot Grrrl. She recently got married to Chris, who sings for the Pee-Chees.
How have you seen punk rock change since you became involved with it?
Is it better now or worse than when you got involved?
Molly: I think it's worse, but maybe I'm worse. I used to go crazy at shows and rock out and now I'm way more self conscious and feel way more weird.
Do you think there's anything wrong with punk?
Molly: I'm not sure you can put a Band-Aid on a festering sore and expect it to get better. Ha ha, I just think that sounds good. I think it's really just culture taking its course and you can't really program the culture.
What's good about it?
Molly: I don't really know how to respond to that in a way that would give it justice.
How have you seen the crowds and people at shows change?
Molly: Yeah, but I also moved, so that could have something to do with it.
Do you see any problems with the way people act at shows?
Molly: It depends on where the show is. If it's at a bar then it's more likely to be lame.
What can we do make the scene better?
Molly: Just do what you gotta do, be creative, have passion, be a dork.
Final thoughts? Anything you'd like to add?
Molly: I really like your zine Scott. You are rad for even considering these issues and for being active in your community.