"No other sound is quite the same as your name" - Marvin Gaye, Ain't Nothing Like That The Real Thing
The plan a month ago was to crash Blogher this weekend. Lynne and Tiffany and George and a ton of
bloggers writers I admire are all in one place having some incredible conversations that Lynne has been live blogging all weekend.
But moving is expensive and dental work comes unexpectedly and contract consultants hate non-paid holidays and the shortened work days that come with them and pain killers make me useless and my eyes aren't acting right and I'm worried that this is what getting older is all about and and and and...
And I'm full of excuses.
What real excuse is there for missing out on the internet version of Lesbo Island? Or perhaps it is the real version. One of my favorite funny people, Jill Soloway, explains in Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants, she imagines Lesbo Island is somewhere in Northern California. It is "an all-female state, with a big ol' newfounded land, sort of a gigantic honeycomb hideout...until the patriarchy is toppled and a global matriarchy...is installed."
Now I'm no Lesbian-Identified Man named Lisa but I can get with that. So I created my own Island this weekend filled with a whole lot of the first season of The L Word (which I'm giving up on because I can't take much more of Mia Kirshner's Crazy Jenny. Just go read Michelle's recaps), reading lots of interesting women both online and off and enjoying very much the cover story of today's Calendar section on strumming brown girls.
Oh, and a music soundtrack that looks a lot like this:
Out of 3553 songs in my Best Of folder, these are the first random ten performed by women.
- Rise Up With Fists!!! - Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
- Fever (Adam Freeland Remix) - Sarah Vaughan
- Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)[Extended Vocal] - Nina Simone
- Just A Little Bit - Liz Densmore
- Hidden Place - Björk
- Off With Your Head - Sleater-Kinney
- One Minute Man (Remix) - Missy Elliott
- I Can Deal With That - Dee Edwards
- Salt - Lizz Wright
- Wonderwall - Cat Power