This is a thing I wrote about 9/11 in 2011 over in the journal world in which I live. Seemed worth updating and posting over here. Continue reading
Posts Tagged With: Ani DiFranco
As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to Ani’s To The Teeth. It hasn’t been one of my favorites of hers, but for some reason it’s hitting all the right buttons the last few days it’s been playing in the car. One song in particular, reminds me of the main character in my new story (which is this close to being done and submitted). The song is “Wish I May.” Sadly, I can’t find a video of it to share with you. The lyrics are here, though. Yep, that’s Candace. Continue reading
Pete Seeger was a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I don’t mean to say I ever met the man. Unfortunately, I never got that chance. But he was a fellow traveler on this planet since long before I was born, and, I kind of assumed, he would be there long after I was gone. He seemed immortal to me, a force for good that would always be.
So, I had a run-in with sexism and misogyny in SFF this weekend, and I’m in an Ani mood this morning. Here she is in 2011 with one of my favorite songs of hers, “Fuel.” There’s so much to it. Hope you like it, too.
Well, the second part of Women Learn To Be Women is still in process. Soon, my dear readers, soon, it’ll be up for your perusal. In the mean time I’m going with Ani again for Monday Morning Music. Her album Evolve came up in conversation this past weekend and this video of a live performance of “Phase” caught my ear and eye. DiFranco and Sickafoose are magic together. I hope you’ll like it, too.
Where’d the sun go? It was so pretty this weekend, but this morning, we’re back to grey wintry mix. At least it’s warmer and looks to be so the rest of the week. I’ll take the trade.
This morning’s video kind of fell into my lap, thanks to a discussion I was having with a friend. An Ani mix tape was in process and this song came up as a possibility. Maybe a little edgy for the Ani newb the mix is for? Ms. DiFranco can be a challenge that way. You never know if she’s going to make people feel uncomfortable. I learned the hard way that “Letter to a John” and “Outta Me, Onto You” aren’t necessarily the best introductions to her stuff for some people. Yeah, I know; it seemed like a good idea at the time.
This song, though. How can you not like this song and its message? And the video is so cute and silly. A little sunshine for this grey day.
Good morning! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Today’s music video is a bit of a history lesson. November 12, among other things, is the day that Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born back in 1815. She is a foremother of mine, a founder of the First Wave of feminism in the U.S. Along with Lucretia Mott and Mott’s sister, Martha Coffin Wright, she organized the 1848 Seneca Falls convention, the first U.S. convention to discuss women’s rights and their role in society. This was the beginning of the long struggle to finally achieve women’s suffrage in 1920 and further women’s rights later on.
Stanton was a brilliant woman who worked with Susan B. Anthony and many other women and men (including Frederick Douglass) to change the country’s laws with regard to women’s rights. She was also more radical than many of her colleagues, demanding more than just the right to vote (she felt that divorce rights, employment rights, and property rights for women needed to be addressed, as well) and questioning Christianity and the inherent sexism she saw therein.
She wasn’t perfect. Her race and class affected her philosophy in ways that feel cringeworthy in our current age. But she remains one of my heroes, and I want to celebrate her birthday today. But what video would work best?
Running a little late this morning. A long weekend will do that.
This morning’s music video comes from a comment left by Stephanie at Visible and Real last week. She linked to what I think is a great video of Ani DiFranco and Melissa Ferrick performing the Woody Guthrie classic, “Do Re Mi.” I got to see these two perform last fall, and they put on a great show. (Well, Ms. DiFranco always puts on a great show.) And hey, it’s Woody Guthrie’s centennial this year! Enjoy!
If you have a fun music video to share in the comments, please do. I’d love to see and listen to it.