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Female Appreciation Month Preamble

I'm about to post my first post for Female Appreciation Month and I thought I might preface it with a couple of notes.

I love that the readers of my blog, as diverse and eclectic as my interests and tastes, and who I interact with across an array of topics, have kind of all bonded over music. It's an awesome thing.

Musical taste is also personal and subjective and you know, there's no right or wrong answer. I hate snobs of any kind and musical snobs are kind of the most revolting - you know the kind (not us, obviously) who turn up their nose and snort over other people's tastes as not being good because they like different things. Or those who turn up their nose at very commercial music just on principle. I say we disband with cred or with ideas about who knows more or better about music and just take the opportunity to share, enjoy and maybe walk off with some new recs to go check out.

I say this cause whilst I'm gonna wax on for 30 days about female musical artists I love, there is also a heck of a lot in that repository that is still being compiled whom I have never heard of or have heard of but never taken the time to check out. And I thought I'd do that too over this month - and some of them are gonna be a bit shocking that they are new to me. Judge me not, eh?

Anyway, that's probably all for now.

pharaoh_katt is joining me in this undertaking so between us we should hit on a fair bit of appreciation.


Comments

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vodkandlime
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
It's one of my favourite internet battles so far.

Fewer excellent insutls, but everyone keeps linking to kick-arse songs, so yay!
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Debate through youtube vids.

ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hey, you slag off other peoples' tastes every day! How come it's allowed in reading but not in music? :-)

Nevertheless, I shall endevour to swallow my revolting snobbiness for the duration of this exercise.
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was pointing one finger at you. Indeed.
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
You're still mad cos I slagged off Garbage aren't you?
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
I just don't think there is a need to slag off in this discussion. *Particularly* when the person slagging off also gave money to Lily Allen.
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
Now are you slagging off my tastes or making a valid comment on Lily's skill as a writer?
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Meh. I just don't think slagging off has a place in this discussion.
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Lily accepts your apology!

I think as a general rule, you should respect peoples' tastes. But that doesn't mean you can't disagree with them.

Nevertheless, as I said, I won't comment any of your tastes in this thing.
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
It's not tastes actually, mostly I ignore people who say shit like, "you don't like the right music" or "I like better female artists than you" or whatever. Cause that's so boring. And it's clear from the start that they can't engage in discussion and aren't interested in it. They only want superficial conversation that allows them to walk off feeling validated about themselves.

I'm far more interested in why people like the music that they do. And what draws them to particular sounds etc.

What I don't want you to crit me for, is the music I will admit I am just discovering. Keep in mind I am very busy person!
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
K, that's twice you've directly insulted something I've said in this conversation. So time for me to bow out.
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
Where did I insult you?
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
And it's not "taste" I slag off about reading, it's skill in the writing.
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
Do I really need to make the obvious reply to this? :-)
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
No. Shut up.
ex_benpayne119
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Heh. I love you.
girliejones
Jul. 14th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Uhuh.
babalon_93
Jul. 15th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
What a great idea. I think I might join you on this too :)
girliejones
Jul. 15th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Please do!
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