Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ornery DiFucko

Ani's new album is coming out. (^_^) That's lovely. I am not as much of an Anihead as I used to be, but I'll still be excited to listen to a spankin' CD. I hear that Ani's angry? I wonder what happened? People must know her much more personally than I do. All I know of her is what I've heard in her music, or read in books. None of which indicates that she has seething personal resentments. I admire Miss DiFranco for many reason. Her:

masterful songwriting
innovative guitar playing
(woaw!) live performances
powerful singing
impervious activism
prolific production
(thought she wouldn't?) engineering
capabilities for other instrumentation
purdy smile

Jello Biafra and Ani DiFranco should breed a race of super babies. Then we might have a chance of survival beyond 2143. Oh, wait, Ani does mention anger in one of the songs on one of her 18 albums...

"and if you're not angry, then you're just stupid, or you don't care. How else can you react when you know something's so unfair? When the man of the hour can kill half the world in war, or make them slaves to a super power and let them die poor."

There is a documentary about her touring life called "Render". In it she says that her friend mentioned a "reluctant boyfriend holding pen" in which the boyfriends, who are drug to her shows against their will, can group together until they realize, "it's just a media fabrication that chicks who sing have some kind of problem with men". Oh my God, it's out! Yes, Moot Montage is feminist. I once had a bumper sticker that said, "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people". Anyway, begin at the beginning if you need to, and just read some of her poetry.


Ailah said...

Hey.. I was really Curious why exactly you are boycotting Dooce, I read both of your blogs and like them both,even though its not fun to read the news that you are going through a low spot. I hope you find the help you need to get you through it so you can start having fun again.

Carrie said...

OMG! Hi. I'm sorry about the comment issues. Are you there? Thanks for reading and "speaking".

Um, there was a point that I posted something in a particular way, and she then posted in that way. I was flattered and wondered if she had read my blog. Then I wrote a whole post, the one about naughty bits, and she ended up doing the same. I emailed her about it, but I didn't hear anything. I realize it could totally have been a coincidence, but I just don't think it was. She could have at least linked people to me in the post, she has a gazillion readers. I was one, and promoted her. But I don't know, I just felt, used.

Thanks for asking and caring. That's super rad. I'm shocked.