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questions written by [personal profile] jesse_the_k!

1) What is the first song you remember from your childhood?
We sang kid songs like "there's a hole the bottom of the sea"; "My Grandfather's Clock"; "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do"; "Kookaburra song". Probably some of these are just old popular songs? I've never thought to look them up.

2) What is the first music you purchased with your own money?
I don't remember, but in high school I had country albums by Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In college I purchased a soundtrack to the show "Earth: Final Conflict" and was pretty excited when it came to my little dorm mailbox.

3) What's a piece of music that you know by heart?
Probably many country songs from my teenage years. We were all listening to Garth Brooks at that time (the 90s) and the lyrics were easy to memorize. I don't listen to country much anymore, but when I hear these songs somewhere I seem to know every word.

4) What's a song that makes you turn off the music right away?
Anything my John Mayer

5) And why?
He's a creep and his music is bad
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Trigger warning: rape, rape culture, sexism, racism

In “80 Books No Woman Should Read,” [http://lithub.com/80-books-no-woman-should-read/] Rebecca Solnit says, “I just think some books are instructions on why women are dirt or hardly exist at all except as accessories or are inherently evil and empty. Or they’re instructions in the version of masculinity that means being unkind and unaware, that set of values that expands out into violence at home, in war, and by economic means.”

Those who listen to popular music at all, know this is true of music also. In her sensitive essay, “Hear him Whip the Women,” [http://curamag.com/issues/2015/12/4/hear-him-whip-the-women], Stacy Parker Le Melle ponders the Rolling Stones’ song “Brown Sugar”:

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sasha_feather: Cindi Mayweather (janelle monae) (Cindi Mayweather)
Lately this song appeals to me as an activist and person:

Am I Wrong (Nico & Vinz -- Official -- You Tube)

The video shows two young black men searching for and eventually finding each other. At the end, they joyfully reunite. Through their journeys, they are each carrying around an old black and white TV that seems to be giving them clues to the other's location. They set these TVs down at the end. They also seek advice from villagers and various people.

Lyrics version:
https://youtu.be/zKX_zR022QY

It can be hard to have different opinions, desires, ways of being than the rest of the culture and especially from your friends. If fandom, and all subcultures, the feeling to go along with the crowd is strong, because you feel like these are "your people". We all seek connection with our friends. But for many of us we can't just go along with the crowd, because we have different beliefs, or we just aren't into what the crowd is doing, even within our own subculture. This can be painful.

We can still connect and love each other even when we disagree. It's hard, it's confusing and there is no script. The signal is fuzzy. But we can do it.
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I had a fantastic time going to see Neko Case on Wednesday evening. This is the 3rd time I've seen her. I went with [twitter.com profile] trinity_clare who was a good sport.

My new favorite song of Neko's is "Calling Cards".

you tube clip )
sasha_feather: Max from Dark Angel (Max from Dark Angel)
I am currently re-listening to this interview in a quest to see if Regina Spektor is gay. Google won't tell me.

"Regina Spektor Reflects on the Pussy Riot Trial" (and other things)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/10/17/regina-spektor-q.html
Interview is 24:52

She is talking about Ani DiFranco and Joni Mitchell
Talking about ART and how HAPPY it makes her :D
Searched YouTube for recordings of her OWN songs to remember them!! Has forgotten some of her songs.
Emigrated from Russia in 1989 to the Bronx.
Returned to Russia to tour recently, talks about Pussy Riot sentencing, Russia making examples of people. Talks about Occupy Movement.
Tremendous amount of very open homophobia in Russia.
"Why aren't you boycotting Russia? In St Petersburg you can't even say that you're gay publicly."
She says she plays for the people that come to her shows, not for the politicians.
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of women who aspire to lesbianism (you too can be a lesbian)
It was around this time in 2009 that I came out. It was weird.

I listened this this REM song a lot at the time. I like the lyric, "What I Choose, Not to Do": it speaks to me about having the power to reject society's expectations of you.

youtube video under the cut )
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I am crabby and in pain today, but when I go to the dog park I like to amuse myself by singing "Walking at the Dog Park" to the tune of "Working at the Car Wash, yeah!".

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Dec. 28th, 2010 08:16 pm
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FWD/Feminists with Disabilities: Inspiring Music by me!
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Put stuff in comments if you want to! Danceable only. ETA Embed code doesn't work in comments! Leave links instead please!

a bunch of YouTube vids of music that you should DANCE TO. Last one is NSFW. )

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