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Michelle Cruz Gonzales on I Wanna Jump Like DeeDee podcast

By Giles Sibbald
I Wanna Jump Like DeeDee Podcast
March 21st, 2021

Michelle Cruz Gonzalez is an extraordinary Xicana woman who emerged onto the 1990’s U.S. West Coast punk rock scene in the legendary hardcore punk band Spitboy. She is an author and educator who lives the values that punk rock taught.

Her memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band is an outstanding read about her time and experiences in Spitboy.

But it’s much more than that: it is a story of identity and self discovery, colour blindness, misogyny, privilege, class and the internal and external tensions that these issues create. It’s written with empathy for everyone who has faced identity and discrimination issues.

I Wanna Jump Like Dee Dee is a music podcast that does music interviews differently.

I’m Giles Sibbald and I’m talking to extraordinary musicians, DJ’s and producers about how they use an experimental mindset in their lives to amplify their own creativity, pursue new challenges, overcome fears and bounce back from mistakes.

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