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Support Women Artists Sunday: Maria Bamford

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So, I’m breaking the musician mold this week with something a little different…a female comedian! And not just any female comedian but one of my favorite comedians of all time. I present to you Maria Bamford: Maria Bamford (born September 3, 1970) is an American stand-up comedian and voice actor. She is best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and self-deprecating comedy involving jokes about depression. Her comedy style draws upon surrealism and incorporates voice impressions that good-naturedly mock various character types. Comic Patton Oswalt has called her one of the most creative and original comics working today.

A feminist in art school

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I’m in grad school right now, pursuing an MFA in Printmaking. Maybe not the degree folks who know me from political work would expect. I was born with a crayon in my hand – I’ve been making art my whole life. I was blessed to attend the Boston Arts Academy, a public visual and performing arts high school (I wrote about this extraordinary school here). And my undergraduate thesis was in printmaking.

Music paste up post

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Whilst it can in no way be considered a weekly round up, the intermittent music paste up post, of which I've done, er, one so far I think, could be considered to be related. Think of it as the messy, erratic, frequently fairly frivolous younger sibling to said round ups.

Support Women Artists Sunday: Clare Maguire

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Clare Maguire (born 1987 in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom) is an English singer, songwriter signed to Polydor Records. Maguire comes from a large musical Irish family and started singing and writing music from the age of 7. She was announced on the 3 January 2011 as 5th place in the BBC Sound of 2011 list of the top 15 most promising new artists. Clare was also singled out as one of MTV’s Brand New: For 2011 Acts. Her voice has been compared to Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks.

New Review: Evangelista – In Animal Tongue

From: discoverfeminism.com |

"Tonight I rode her broken back." A single-note throb of electric guitar over bass drone . It's an arresting opening, a route straight into Evangelista territory. Steeped in the landscape and language of murder ballads and gospel blues (that broken back belongs to the lamb of a dark god), In Animal Tongue takes up the vocal power of evangelism, the speaking in tongues and charismatic preaching that Christianity claims as its own and sticks that feminine 'a' on the end, not preaching but playing. As the title of the final track, 'Hatching,' suggests, this album wants you to be reborn to the throb and screech and groan of your animal nature.

Q: What’s making you happy today? A: Women pop singers with giant, real voices

From: discoverfeminism.com |

This is the new track from Florence + the Machine. Florence Welch, who fronts the band, was discovered singing to herself one night in the bathroom of a club. Now she’s an international pop star, and you know why? Because she has a giant fucking voice that needs almost no digital assistance to sound this good.

Support Women Artists Sunday: Jane Lui

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Listening to singer-songwriter Jane Lui’s music is like watching a Michel Gondry film. There’s a whimsical, homemade feel that’s inventive, magical, & intimate. Handmade music boxes, found objects, percussion pipes, and cardboard boxes, all a part of a handcrafted sound that makes her music enduring and lovable. It began this way though – “You’re poor in college — don’t have stuff, so you make it up.”

Shame

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Jane had pretty poetry And hands the size of shoes And swirling inky look-at-me tattoos On the trophy shelves of her skin And Jane never thought twice about you And nor did she digress; Don’t help me once, just hurt me

September playlist

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Welcome to the fourth F-Word playlist! This starts off at a slower tempo, with a track from *PJ Harvey's recently released iTunes Session, gradually moving through more jazz-tinged sounds and a touch of indie before settling into a more electronica set. This final section kicks off with a Nic Endo remix of The Raveonettes' Ali Walk With Me, followed by something from the forthcoming album from Billie Ray Martin's project, The Opiates. (Watch out for my review coming soon!)

Disappearing Acts, Unreciprocated Interest(s) & Other Rhythms to My Blues

From: discoverfeminism.com |

  On the crevices of my thirty-third year if you listen hard enough and look long enough you might hear the rhythm of my blues.  This is not a blues to sashay to– but rather one that leaves you listening to your heartbeat, while sitting on the floor Indian style, with crossed arms and neck pushed back, eyes closed.  This is the kind of blues that leaves you unsure about life and reflective about the ways that life folds in on itself after a while.  This is a Nina Simone-like blues.  A fear of being alone-type blues.  A blues that sustains and suffocates at the same time.

Pigtails and Army Boots

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Hello! My name is Hayley aka DJ Moonlight and I present a radio show that may be of interest to readers of The F-Word. The show is feminist minded and features all female fronted music. The music ranges from alternative to indie, rock and sometimes I even throw some 80's pop into the mix. The show includes unsigned bands including an unsigned band of the month, as well as a weekly event guide featuring both gigs and feminist related events.

Foo Fighters counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church in song form

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The Westboro Baptist Church, in their continuing quest to piss off everyone ever, decided to protest a Foo Fighters concert in Kansas City. No, I don’t really understand why the Foo Fighters feature prominently among the people God hates – probably because the promo for their current tour is super gay. The band decided to organize their own counter-protest, and the results are awesome:

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