Thursday, July 17, 2008

Look at these, my ruby red, ruby lips

WHERE MY BETCHES AT??!?!

You know, this might come as a bit of a shock to some people, but I want to tell you a secret: Not all women like Shitney Shears. Or Chessica Chimpson. Or Penis Hilton. Or Hariah Harey. Or Peline Pion. Hell, I hate to think even half of the women I know would like any of those "performance artists."

Yes, we like shoes. Earrings. Pink. And I might harbor a secret wish to have a life-sized doll house. But is there music out there for us gals that don't think that the soundtrack to a rom-com defines our very existence? This is my anti-rom-com manifesta!

Yes.

Let this henceforth be known as:
Female Artists That We Are Proud to Call Our Own! They Effin' Rock! or FATWAPCOOTER for short. (Funny aside: My maternal grandfather had a big doberman pinscher named Cooter.)

May I introduce you to The Bird and the Bee, Fcking Boyfriend



Please to allow Rasputina, Watch TV



Bless and protect PJ Harvey, Sheela-na-gig



I'm pleased to announce The Cardigans My Favourite Game



May 76 virgins greet you in heaven, oh most holy Cat Power Lived in Bars



My love, my very own, my precious, my dearest Portishead Over

20 comments:

Boo said...

And I should have added My Brightest Diamond as well. So check her out.

TK said...

Dude.

Rasputina?

Righteous.

Jez said...

Boo, I do so enjoy how you brought the attitude to this post. Thank you very kindly.

Boo said...

TK: dude, damn skippy. Melora is the shit. I want to have her babies.

jez: Yeah, I was feeling the 'tude last night when I was writing, so it kinda come through...

and yer welcome.

Another other suggestions for FATWAPCOOTER??

MelodyLane said...

Where is Shirley Manson?

She rocks.

David said...

I'm quite a bit disappointed in you, Boo.

No list of wailing sirens is complete without Sleater-Kinney.

"You wanna party with the lights on, come on, I like it dark!"

... I lie, this list is clutch. I could listen to Portishead all day. I don't know what that says about me. Ha!

Boo said...

melodylane: I was going to include Garbage, as well as Broken Social Scene, 27, Poe, the Brazilian Girls, and L7, but I ran out of steam!

david: oooh, good addition! :) I don't know about you...

David said...

Boo,

Pearl Jam/Sleater-Kinney was the best m-f-ing concert I've ever been to. I'd been a huge fan of both bands before, but seeing them in person on the same stage literally changed the way I listen to music. I don't think there are any two people that feel the music and lyrics more than Eddie Vedder and Corin Tucker.

I'm sure you know what I mean when I say passion makes music so much more than just a tune.

Anonymous said...

awesome list - no Ani?

Jez said...

There's definitely not enough heroin on this list, and when I say heroin I mean Babes in Toyland, the Breeders, and Hole (with Kristin Pfaff, of course). I can almost smell the black tar now.

Who'sThatGirl said...

I know you already adress the absence of Poe, but I still have to say... NO POE?!?!?!?! And also, Jem!!! Where's the Jem??

Felicia said...

I love Bird and the Bee, I just heard Inara George's solo stuff the other day. And I agree with Jez about The Breeders. Kim Deal is the shit. Great idea for a post!!

Hayden Tompkins said...

Goldfrapp!!!

Jez said...

Jem? As in "Jem is outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous?"
Jem?

Boo said...

Ok, I think it is pretty clear that another post is necessary! :) And that is good.

kelsi said...

i love that you know my brightest diamond.
and if you like her, you should ALSO check out charlotte martin.
very. seriously.
fatwapcooter. fantastico.

thopper23 said...

Thanks so much for the introduction to The Bird and The Bee. I'm off to buy tunes post haste.

Who'sThatGirl said...

No not Jem as in "and the Holograms". Jem who sings "Falling for You", "Come on Closer", and "Missing You" (which are my personal faves). I believe her full name is Jemma Griffiths. She is awesome.

Boo said...

who'sthatgirl: I've never heard of her; I'm definitely iTuning that one. Thanks for the suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Rasputina motherfucking rules.

Thank you.