I think it’s a general rule of thumb that I should not vlog at 2:30 in the morning. But I did.

In case you have no mother freakin’ clue what I just said or you hate watching videos of people talking, this is the gist:

Grace Bonney, the queen & president of the popular blog DesignSponge.com, has a big, fatty crush on the all girl band, Wild Flag.

Wild Flag was playing at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC (where I live) last night & Grace was telling people on twitter that they’re complete dumb asses (not verbatim) if they live in Asheville & don’t go to the show. She convinced me to get out of my stretch pants & drive in the rain by myself at 10:30 on a Wednesday night with this tweet about the band, ”Those women blew my mind. I felt like someone plugged me into a power source.”

Since I generally enjoy getting power plugged by women, I looked them up & one thing lead to the next & found out that the lead singer for this band is Carrie Brownstein. Carrie is a modern day Renaissance woman. She’s the former lead singer & guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, a contributor /blogger on NPR , a writer & most recently the creator & star of the TV show, Portlandia. You may have seen one of their more-than-hilarious video “Put A Bird On It” making it’s way around the interwebs.

All that to say, she’s a literal rockstar.

So, of course the show was freaking fracking incredible. I didn’t want them to stop playing. I even ran into some friends who made the night that much more enjoyable.

One of those friends, Rich, encouraged me to go talk to Carrie after the show. So, I gathered up some liquid courage & we talked for a good 5 minutes. I pretty much just gushed over how super she is & told her how I ended up coming to the show. She told me they loved Asheville’s cool, laid back vibe & was appreciative of the uber enthusiastic crowd that showed up. She even asked for my card. So, now we’re practically BFFs right?

I think I just defeated the purpose of a vlog by reiterating everything in words but oh well, fuck it. I wanted to explain myself. And I need you to know that I am aware of the amount of times I say “um” & “like” & “sooo.” I also mumble a LOT. Shut up, I was tired.

Thanks, Grace for introducing me to musical badassery.

And thank you, Carrie, Mary, Janet & Rebecca for sharing all of that musical badassery with the world.

Remember to go do shit, you guys. Balls to the wall, y’all.

About Robin Plemmons

Robin Plemmons is an artist. She makes greeting cards in her own funky handwriting that say things like, "Congratulations on making a human with your genitals!" & "I hope you washed your crotch because I'm about to put my face in it." You can find them in her Etsy Shop. She blogs at ballstothewallyall.com & tweets like a horny hyena. Follow her if you like that kind of thing: @robinplemmons.


  1. the mrs says:

    OMG. I totally had a moment where I was worried that I wasn’t cool, because I’ve never seen Portlandia. Here’s the good news: You reassured me that I am cool, which was pretty generous (since I’m fairly certain I’m not). AND now, the shit I’m going to go do today is watch Portlandia on Hulu.

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  2. That was pretty awesome and I’ve seen you in person!

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  3. Deb Rox says:

    WHY didn’t you call me? Yes, I live in Tallahassee, but I totally would have made the drive. 10 hours notice, that’s all I ask. Wild Flag is badass. Carrie, oh yes. You, yes you too. Good God woman, this whole thing of me not being there is entirely uncool. And the icing on the cake–THE MRS. commented on your post. THE MRS!


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  4. You are adorable. That is all.

  5. Dusty says:

    Still so bummed that I missed it! Loved the pic of Carrie swinging from the rafters. Anytime anyone is swinging from the Grey Eagle rafters = a good night. I think all vlogs would be more intriguing if they were recorded at 3 am. Good work.

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  6. Dusty says:

    and my Twitter handle is dustyallison. Dammit.

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  7. Nichole says:

    You need to call me and make me leave my house to do cool stuff with you. Consider it a philanthropical project.

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  8. Grace says:


    i’m so glad you went to the show. and yes, my crush is big and fatty. i haven’t been that excited about a band since i was in high school. they reminded me (i wish i wasn’t so bummed about the current state of music that i ever forgot this) that girls can seriously own a stage and rock my face off.


  9. You’re so UmSoLikeable!

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  10. Pamela Gold says:

    I replayed the “Go DO Shit” part like 17 times.

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  11. Sounds like it was a “freaking fracking incredible” night out! I haven’t heard about them yet in the UK! I agree with you about Twitter! :o)
    Zoe xxx

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