Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Linkage: Commencement of Ladypalooza

Hey all! I'd like to share a link.

The consistently fantastic Tiger Beatdown has initiated a series of posts about women's experiences in the world of music called Ladypalooza. While even editor Sady Doyle admits it has a stupid title, it's a great platform for woman musicians to voice their experiences. And I also think the awesomeness of the blog's name cancels it the silly series title.

Tiger Beatdown: Awesome Blog Name (& much better than Tiger Beat)

Today, contributer Silvana started off the series with her post I Went To Your Concert and There Was Nothing Going On, or, A Meditation on Dude Music. A lot of her story rings true for me, and my own early experiences attempting to play in bands, and enter music-related discourse with male friends -especially the "I just don't like women's voices" part.

It's a great example of a thoughtful and justified rant, and I'm excited to follow this series and read more blog entries from different perspectives.


Jess Gulbranson said...

Wow. I was going to comment on that blog about how while she did make some valid points, her ignorant generalizations and general level of spitefulness weren't really on the path to helping anyone.

But then I noticed that comments objecting to that were deleted because the blog's host didn't want their guest blogger being made to feel uncomfortable by being held accountable on her points.

Another victory for dittoheads.

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