1. you were cool/mean
2. no children/ we are never ever getting back together
3. you or your memory/ all too well
4. international small arms traffic blues/ dear john
5. balance/ sad beautiful tragic
6. old college try/love story
7. this year/fifteen
people were telling me about this on Twitter so I made a mix of it minus You Were Cool because I don’t have any recordings of that* and it’s fun. both artists would be well served by more shredding guitar solos but I am sure they are both working on it
I am attaching a trigger warning to the song “Mean” because it made me cry
ok well have a great Saturday
*I know I could get one by ripping YouTube audio or from archive.org but for me that song is for playing in rooms with people in them who are listening while I’m singing in the present moment, I don’t rule out ever recording it but that is where I am at w/it in my life since I wrote it & at present and in all cases I can’t imagine listening to it, for me it is only to be sung
“ Forget what it sounds like for a minute, let’s consider the spirit of rock and roll: Rebellious. Energetic. Vocal. Independent. Driven. Unapologetic. Powerful. They’re characteristics I could attribute to damn-near every sister I know.
In fact, my personal Who’s Who of Rock and Roll is stacked with bomb Black women. Betty Davis. Grace Jones. Tina Turner. Aretha Franklin. Nona Hendryx. Poly Styrene. Joan Armatrading. Joyce Kennedy… and that’s just 1976-77.
So why do so many people go out of their way to marginalize or flat-out disregard Black women as both pioneers and torchbearers of rock? Why are we so indifferent to the fact that more than a few African-American women strapped an instrument to their back and helped carry the genre from the fields to the church to the juke joint to the charts to a multimillion-dollar industry?
Probably because someone told us it wasn’t ours and we chose to believe it. They said it was devil’s music, so we cast it out. We let it go because someone gave it white skin, a penis, and the green light to cross boundaries that Black people couldn’t. And in so doing, they convinced the world that our pioneers didn’t deserve equal recognition, equal exposure or equal ownership.
Damn shame. ”
6/31 Days of Halloween
- The Addams Family (1991) "I would die for her. I would kill for her. Either way, what bliss!"
The Teen Wolf Cast: Slaying It Since 2011
here for these fine folks (+ danny).
in hopes that Katee Sackhoff is signing the Captain Marvel contract right this second.
Men of the Czech National Ballet