The Young Lady's Post-Punk Handbook, plus links to kewl blogs

 
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    • 8 oct. 2009, 18h42m

    The Young Lady's Post-Punk Handbook, plus links to kewl blogs

    While reading Tobi Vail's (The Go Team, The Frumpies, Bikini Kill, Spider And The Webs, head of Mail Order at Kill Rock Stars, whatever, you all know this lady) blog, Jigsaw Underground (http://jigsawunderground.blogspot.com) I stumbled across a link to this awesome blog (http://www.jennywoolworth.ch/deardiary/), which introduced me to: (http://www.jennywoolworth.ch/deardiary/2009/02/the-young-lady’s-post-punk-handbook/)
    which linked me to this: (http://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/women-of-post-punk-the-young-ladys-post-punk-handbook-volume-1-1978-1983/)
    wowee, it's like this mix has fallen from heaven for all of us to enjoy whadda treat


    "The first mix of a three-part series, Volume 1 of ‘The Young Lady’s Post-Punk Handbook’ is Musicophilia’s first mix-by-request, based on a 2-disc set I put together several years ago. Yet another reason I view “post-punk” as both distinct from and superior to “punk” is that it has little need for the traditional machismo of hard/arena/punk rock; indeed, it might be argued that a degree of political feminism and personal androgyny were prized or even required qualities of the ideal post-punk artist. While I’m sure the ideal was rarely achieved, it would be hard to deny that seldom in its history has the Boys Club of Rock and Roll been more infiltrated by women as equal participants. In a way, it seems slightly odd to explore “the role of women in post-punk” because I don’t want to ghettoise or marginalise it–women were so central that there is none of the feeling of searching for exceptions to the rule here: many of the artists featured are Big Names, who’d make any top-40 list of Most Important Post-Punk Bands. However, singling women out only illustrates their centrality: you could play these mixes for a post-punk neophyte, and they would come away with a good sense of the breadth and depth of the fertile era/ethos; but they might not even notice, if you didn’t point it out, that the mix focuses on women. So listen with your Gender Studies and Subaltern Political History caps on if you want–but you certainly won’t have to. As long as you’re enjoying the music–and there’s no shortage of top-shelf tracks here–you’re getting what is important about the shifts post-punk brought to art-rock music."

    OK, so all of those blogs are full of tons o' incredible shit.
    check them out, and enjoy the comps

  • hey thanks for this. you introduced be to tobi vail's blog, it's so rad. i recently found alice bag's blog. http://alicebag.blogspot.com/

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    • 30 déc. 2009, 4h46m
    you're welcome, and thanks for that link

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