[TypicalGirls] Riot Grrrl: genre vs. musical-political ethos

Sharon Cheslow decomposition at mindspring.com
Fri Sep 14 00:57:41 EDT 2007


Tobi is also one of the smartest musicians in rock and roll!

If you can find any old Jigsaws, I highly recommend reading them.  What she wrote in the '90s is still relevant now to everything we're talking about - both past and present (and future?)...

Sharon

>From: Tobi Vail 
>but i think it's a mistake to dismiss
>music as being traditional when it's uitlizing/appropriating old forms
>for new uses...like yoko ono's approximately infinite universe--it's
>not a pop record, it's a record that experiments with pop forms as a
>means of communicating radical ideas (feminist, revolutionary,
>etc)...that doesn't make it any less experimental than the plastic ono
>band's why/why not...in my opinion they are both doing the same thing,
>just in different ways



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