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Happy International Women’s Day (one day late)

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I suck I got busy yesterday and didn’t have time to make this post but it doesn’t matter because it’s also Women’s History month! Yay!

Anyway, on my show yesterday I played some women that rock and I’d like to expand on that and share some amazing music with you.

Dolly Parton is freakin’ amazing. And this song is mindblowingly good. I love Dolly because she’s always been very upfront about her look and her wigs and her uhh attributes. Plus she’s just freakin’ funny.

p.s was that Hee Haw?

Who doesn’t love Joan Jett? When I saw her on the Warped Tour with Jennifer back in 2006, it was pretty obvious she blew everyone else off the stage (Sorry NoFX, it’s true) and she’s like 50 something years old. I’d still totally make out with her. I don’t care. This woman is strong, smart, talented and hot.  One of my heroes.

Exene Cervenka is my wardrobe muse. And my writing muse and damn I just love her. This is a recent video so clearly they’re still going at it. I got to sing the chorus to this song with her at a show at the El Rey back in 2002? 2001? I can’t remember. Anyway she had me straighten her wig afterwards and was just the nicest woman. I love her.

Someday...

I played L7 yesterday but dude, these girls rock. They are filthy and gritty and everything that girls aren’t supposed to be. I mean one of them threw a used tampon into a crowd once. Can’t hate on “balls” like that.

If I don’t mention Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, well I might as well take away my own feminist membership card. But seriously one of the most amazing women in the world. She’s brave, brilliant and when I saw her band Le Tigre they were crazy electrifying and fun in person while really giving girls a safe space to let loose and have fun. I think that was the first show I ever went to where my boyfriend at the time was more uncomfortable than I was, because I was finally home, you know?

For awhile it was kind of “cool” to hate on Gwen Stefani. But for real? She’s a girl who grew up middle class/boarder line poor and she’s climbed to the top of music and fashion without ever really overtly selling out her sexuality. She made things she wants to wear and did music she wanted to do and let’s be real has been punishing her ex boyfriend for how many years now with that song “Don’t Speak,”? But the thing I admire most about Gwen is even though she is completely totally rich now  and has play dates with the Jolie-Pitts, she hasn’t forgot how it is to be young and dying for something fashionable. Her Harajuku lovers line is pretty affordable and made to last. Don’t even start me on the clothes for Target for kids. I want all of them. I bought my friend’s daughter a dress from it, actually. 🙂

There’s so many more but these ladies always show up in my top lists. Enjoy

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