Monday, August 13, 2007


Bastardette will once again appear on Donna Montalbano's Adoption Show out of Fall River, Mass this coming Tuesday (August 14.) We'll be having an open-ended discussion about Bastard Nation and why records access is a civil right. If things get dull, we can talk about Bastardette's favorite musical: The Fall River Follies or Oh Mrs. Churchill, Do Come Over: Someone has Killed Father.

Unfortunately, the show isn't streamed, so you're got to catch it live. Donna is a great friend of Bastards and their families. If you're in the Fall River area, turn, on, tune in, call us.

Friday, August 10, 2007


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Bastard Nation Founding Foundling Gavirela Person aka Amy Lynne Akins. Gavi was an artist, designer, philosopher, spiritual guide, and Bastard visionary. A Jill of all trades and a master of all. Among her many accomplishments is her design of BN's spermie logo.

A wonderful memorial to Gavi appears in today's Lizard Chronicles.

Gavi's memory has also been kept at Gavriela Maxime Ze'eva Person Memorial Page maintained by Denise Castalucci.

Another memorial is Charles Filius's Gavi Remembered,with messages to her from Bastard Nationals

Whenver you feel isolated, you can call to us and we will hear. Use your breath, your precious life, and change
the world's ways for all of us.

Know we were loved by at least one silent heart.
Be strong and love each other, and the world will surely change.

Bastard born and Bastard bred

A gaggle of Bastard Nation Founding Foundlings, San Diego, 1996: (counterclockwise): Michelle Hilbe, Deni Castalucci, Damsel Plum, Gavi Person, Deb Schwartz. (photo by Shea Grimm)