About a month ago, there was an article written in the New York Times about lesbians and folk music. I mentioned it here, but I didn’t say too much about how I felt about the article. Since then, I have read several commentaries about how degrading the article was, not only for lesbians in folk music, but women in all aspects of music. It did strike me as odd that a straight guy could presume to know enough about lesbian culture to pinpoint one genre of music that encompases us all, but his presumption didn’t make me angry until I read the well-articulated commentary by Amy Ray and realized that Hadju pieced together what he needed for his theory, and ignored attepts by other to enlighten him. By doing that, his article is reduced to a crack-pot anthropological theory by an “alien”.
“Why not interview lesbian punk, jazz, hip-hop, rock, or bluegrass musicians? There are plenty of them.”
On a lighter note, I found the most amazing church yesterday! Someone on one of the message boards I read frequently posted a link to the Beer Church. I haven’t read everything there yet; I got side-tracked by the mullet haikus. I even wrote one of my own:
Angry white boy yells
Lying on truck bed with Ray Bans
Damn! I am the shit!