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Monday, March 07, 2005
A Conversation. Topic: Barefoot Contessa.
Matthew: Tequila roast chicken. It's regular roast chicken? With the "volume turned up"?
Me: Don't mock the Barefoot Contessa. She could buy and sell you.
Matthew:Well, she could eat my weight in butter.
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Friday, March 04, 2005
Boys and their music habits
An interesting chart comparing the listening habits of US and UK AudioScrobbler users.
First thing I noticed: the almost complete lack of female artists on either list. Aside from Bjork (all the way up there at #44!), the only women I see are "secondary" band members like Kim Deal or Meg White or Regine Butler (not to denigrate any of their performances--all three are probably absolutely crucial to the makeup of their respective bands--but STILL, come on).
A lot of this can be explained away by surmising that AudioScrobbler requires nerdy plugins, and boys like nerdy plugins more than girls do. But that makes me a little uncomfortable.
I would guess that around 70% of the bands I listen to are female-fronted, even leaving out the faggy pop & jazz singers I like. I don't think I ever realized how male-centric mainstream-alternative listening habits have become. Or have always been. Sigh.
Anyway, I was going to leave this as a comment on HubLog but decided I could use a little content 'round these parts. So here you go.
In other news, today it is cold here. And it will always be cold here, forever and ever world without end amen. (Laura, consider that a Basic Eight shoutout)