In this edition of Feminist Friday Music, there is jazz, metal, R & B and whatever Black Dresses are – punk/Riot Grrrl probably. It doesn’t actually matter I guess. They are pretty cool. Make the time to listen to all of them. They are all so good.
The Damed of Los Angeles released their self-titled album within the last month or so. It has Riot Grrrl energy, which I love. In times like these, punk rock and feminism are absolutely necessary. This album sounds like the band members are concocting a potion . Instead of eye of newt or a wolf’s tooth,Continue reading “Sleep Deprived Music Review: The Damed”
The four following people – Frames, Freya Ridings, Hope Tala and Lina Tullgren- have new music that has just been released. There might even be something for everyone to enjoy – unless you are a metal head. Darn it I forgot to include metal again. Next time around maybe. As usual, there are links andContinue reading “Feminist Friday Music”
Summertime is just hitting her stride. So are the ladies in this post – Lady Donli, Evie Irie, Ida Divine and Lizzy Hardingham. They all have new music ready for your listening pleasure. Click on the links with their names to find their music. They all have videos on YouTube that are included for you.
Today’s history of Funk lesson is about the Brides of Funkenstein – Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry. Silva and Mabry were backup singers for Sly and the Family Stone before joining the P-Funk family. George Clinton named the band to go along with his Dr. Funkenstein character. I guess you could say their marriageContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Brides of Funkenstein”
Can you name anyone else in the band Rufus? I’d be willing to bet that people know Chaka Khan and draw a blank when asked who else is in the band. Rufus is a great band but Chaka Khan stole the show. I love Chaka Khan. I love her so much that when IContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Chaka Khan”
It’s only been in the last year that I have read about and listened to Betty Davis. She is phenomenal. According to some people, she was Madonna before Madonna. Davis may have even out-Madonnaed Madonna. Apparently, people weren’t ready for such a free-spirited, independent, sexy lady of Funk. Her concerts were boycotted and picketed. It’sContinue reading “Queens of Funk: Betty Davis”
Saint Cecilia has released a CD called “Entrance.” What: It is like pop music but better. She plays most of the instruments on the album. You can find the album here. Saint Cecilia, Entrance on Bandcamp Saint Cecilia on Spotify If you’re searching for Saint Cecilia make sure that it’s not a link to theContinue reading “Sleep Deprived Music Review: Saint Cecilia, Entrance”
On any given day, there are Batmans, Supermans, Spidermans and several other comic book action figures in the boys aisle of the toy section. Do you know how many female action figures I found a few weeks ago at Wal-Mart? None. Why aren’t the female superheroes represented at department stores? There are millions of parentsContinue reading “Who is ready for Female Superhero Action Figures?”