Yeah, so I’m not sure why Lilith Fair’s 2010 anniversary has Ke$ha in it. IN FACT I AM KINDA PISSED ABOUT THAT ACTUALLY. I think the video’s a cute parody of chauvinism. A surprisingly catchy tune about getting tested for HIV/AIDS. GRRRRRRRRRRR Why was Larissa Lai’s book Salt Fish Girl made into a play in
I’ve always wanted a discussion of this video – is it feminist? Anti-feminist? Something else? – and Midweek Media seems like a perfect opportunity. To transcribe a six minute video with the level of detail Revena devotes to commercials would take thousands of words, so I’m brush-stroking it and you can read the lyrics here.
Janelle Monae’s newest music video is set at an insane asylum where dancing has been forbidden due to its connection to illegal magics. This music video inspired Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat.” Here’s an interview with more info. OMG This blogger rocks. Quotes from the post: Then there’s the way the meaning of the refrain—all the
I heard Tamara Wellons perform this cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at a performance of Gesel Mason’s Women, Sex, Desire: Sometimes You Feel Like a Ho, Sometimes You Don’t. Their goal was to take a song detailing Kurt Cobain’s anxieties about fame and use it to examine women’s relationships to their sexuality. Poke
I’m a long fan of singer Pink. She frequently writes about female independence and mindless female stupidity, domestic abuse, the toxicity of fame and is unapologetically political. But as for clip to her newest single, – Please Don’t Leave Me, well, I would have expected more class from Avril Levigne, let alone Pink. The album,
I only learned about the original version of “Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday when I was in the process of writing an article praising the video for an uncompromising glimpse into abuse by a good-looking, together-looking, charming “nice guy.” The first version of the song, as I noted in the article, used the pronoun “she”