Gibson Girl Bessie Henderson via Of Another Fashion

Happy International Women’s Day! One hundred years!

I’m a bit too tired to write much today so I just wanted to send out my best wishes and to wish everyone luck and strength and creativity while fighting the good fight. If you wanna, you can hear similar best wishes spoken aloud by moi over here on the archive of today’s Montreal Sessions show (at about the 15:15 sec mark). Earlier today, however, I did have a bit of free time to answer a Facebook chain mail-style list, so do have a look at that below if you’d like.


PS: Do check out the Tumblr that’s linked to the image above called Of Another Fashion which features historical photos of American women of colour.

Suzi Quatro


15 WOMEN WHO ROCK IN 15 MINUTES (for International Women’s Day)

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen female ROCK & ROLL MUSICIANS. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes and in no particular order. Tag fifteen friends, and me, because I’m interested in seeing what singers my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note — in the ‘tag’).

Notes: Except for the first entry, all others I’m ordering alphabetically and numbering only cuz that’s the game. This is not a complete list of rocking ladies, of course, just the first few that leapt to mind. Chain mail!

1. Erin Ross (Nightwood)…always!

2. Alison Statton (Young Marble Giants)

3. Caila Thompson-Harnett (Mozart’s Sister/Shapes & Sizes)…saw Mozart’s Sister on Saturday and lurved it!

4. Dirty Projectors (my way to sneak both ladies in the band onto the list)

5. Emily Deimart (Silver Dapple)

6. Heart (my way of sneaking both Wilson sisters onto the list!)

7. Jacquie Neville (The Balconies)

8. Joan Jett

9. Joanna Newsom (rock music kinda?)

10. Kate Bush

11. Marnie Stern

12. Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs)

13. Satomi Matsuzaki (Deerhoof)

14. Sleater-Kinney (my way of sneaking in three ladies at once! Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss)

15. Suzi Quatro


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