There’s something about seeing young women banging away on drums and guitars that makes me feel like a proud mama. I’ve never played in a band, blazed the path musically, or had a baby, so the pride is fairly, or likely entirely, unwarranted. Nonetheless, seeing the Upskirts, an all-female punk band, perform at a gritty little indie club gave my feminist spirit a jolt. Perhaps I was feeling nostalgic about the all-female rock bands I admired and that, as I was growing up, were rare. The Go Go’s, the Bangles and then later Elastica were among my favorites because they all had a sense of personal style and didn’t seem to pander to a male audience. Pandering of any sort is not in the spirit of rock and roll. They were sexy because seeing women rock out, have fun and get real is sexy. I think the guys with their eyes glued on the stage that night watching the Upskirts would agree!
4 thoughts on “Feminine Pride”
Personally I do not have time for face book. But for a great Spirit like Mich, I would watch anything. Keep having fun. It is finally your time to rock. Blessings my Grand Darling.
Speaking of female singers, have you heard Metric’s fairly recent release? Great album.
I will have to check it out- thanks for the suggestion. I really like Metric!
I’ve really enjoyed their work, especially the last two albums.