I felt like I had been robbed when I finally listened to Yo La Tengo.
In all of the fawning reviews of their records, no one ever thought to mention that Georgia Hubley is one of the best singers EVER.
I hope I don’t sound like a women-in-rock fetishist, but I am a sucker for female drummers.
I wish Georgia Hubley and Claudia Gonson would get together in tribute to Karen Carpenter. I don’t even know if we would be able to withstand the brute force of all that unaffected breezy coolness! It would be like the great sigh that flattened the earth!!!!! “That was great, ladies. Let’s try it once more with less feeling!”
Photo taken from Gail O’Hara on flickr. Gail was cofounder of the boss magazine Chickfactor, which now lives on the web.
the soundguy of a show my band was playing one time was like ‘i don’t wanna sound sexist but uh, chick drummers fuckin love their floor toms’ and we were like ‘fuck you bro.’ but lee recently found a second floor tom.
Let’s be real.
FIRST OFF, do you know what’s worse? Dudebro rock fans LOVE Rush, and who loves TOMS more than fucking Neal Peart? GROSS!
Chick drummers love tambourines, and they can deal with the fact that you might wanna record more than one track of your bad self hitting skins (Karen Carpenter was like the innovator on that front in post-James Brown whiteppl land), and playing your drums with god damn MARACAS is like a chick drummer SIGNATURE. It’s so strong that even if there’s a chick IN your band, you’re probably going to have to use maracas for drum sticks at some point just so she thinks you’re cool.
And playing drums with maracas instead of sticks IS cool. So this dewd can go ahead and dis floor tom usage and chick drummers with all of his generalization bullshit because he SUX, and none of the cool people will even NOTICE his sourpuss frowning, because they’re too busy hanging out with Kate Schellenbach listening to Blonde Redhead smoking JOINTS and then Steve Shelley will call and be like “Hey guys can I come over?” and one of us will be like “YEAH IF YOU HAVE MORE WEED!” and he’ll be like “Actually I do!” and we’ll be like “COOL MAN! COME OVER!” Then he shows up and he brings Kim Gordon and Kate is like “WHOA! HEY KIM!” and then we all do a paint-by-numbers fuzzy poster of Sheila E. stoned off our ASSES, and Georgia would probably say something about how Mimi in Low only has a SNARE drum and a brush and no toms to speak of whatsoever! To which Claudia Gonson replies, “WHAT IS UP WITH THAT SERIOUSLY???”
Then Janet Weiss calls up and we’re like WHATEVER! YOU CAN COME OVER! BRING YR FLOOR TOMS! LET’S PARTY! And when she gets there she is wearing a Meg White costume and we all LOL while we impersonate Renee Zellewhehggerwer.
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