Friday, October 9, 2009

FEMALE TROUBLE

That's the name of my radio show on WOBC. I'm on Fridays, noon to one (EST). I play music made by/with women (and girls.) I'm about to head over to the station for round four.

A moment of anxiety hit after show number two or so when I thought, Oh no, I'm going to run out! I'd already played many of my favorites, the songs that made me go who is THIS? the first time I heard them. And I never want to be the DJ who plays all riot grrrl and/or the same handful of bands every time. Especially '90s Northwest bands.

The good news is, I am never going to run out. There is so much weird, inventive, great music made by female musicians across the last century. And I have become obsessive about digging through eMusic and Amazon marketplace etc. I can't stop listening to the Brazilian all-woman postpunk group As Mercenárias. I really like the High Places, especially "Storm" and "Gold Coin." Bettye Swann's "Don't Touch Me" runs through my head all day. I remembered about the Bush Tetras. I'm keeping my eye out for a Las Ultrasónicas album that's under 20 bucks.





Incidentally, if anyone has the Thompson Twins' "This Is A Foxy World" you could make my day. (My gmail moniker is chelseyjohnson.)

Over and out, off to play! Today all I know is there'll be some Mo-Dettes, Sharon Jones, Jenny Hoyston, Antietam, Twinkle, Pens, and maybe the Chiffons "Nobody Knows What's Going On In My Mind But Me."

4 comments:

Aunt Red said...

Aw, you stole my idea for KPSU.
That's cool, though. I'll just steal the music from yours I don't already know. :)

amy said...

Hey I wonder if I can link into your show over the internet! I forget the radio streaming site, but we used to get KPRM in Brooklyn.

Sarah Faith said...

Jenny Hoyston and I DJ'ed only women's voices last night at a dance party. It was a fun challenge that I want to repeat. Au Pairs, the Slits, ESG, Telepathe,Gina X, Malaria, Donna Summer, Madonna, Ashanti, Trina, etc etc etc.

Lars Engström said...

Some ten years back I realised that my CD-collection had an outrageous bias toward male artists. I decided to buy 50/50 hence, and have never looked back. -Don't women get on sale faster, too? (saves money)

May I suggest some recent favourites; Elin Sigvardsson, 4 strings, Sahara Hotnights, Rebecka Törnqvist (I just love her Swedish language album "vad jag vill").