So over on Ovarit — the Redditesque hangout for TERFs — the regulars in the so-called “Gender Critical” forum were discussing the fact that trans women are still required to register for the draft in the US, as if they were men. Naturally, the “Gender Criticals” found this hilarious.
It’s Sunday, and time for another Tiny Mammoth concert. Today, the Cocteau Twins rock out.
Suburban Lawns, a long-forgotten cult band from the early 1980s, is having something of a revival these days, with its only album reissued in a special 40-year-anniversary edition. The band, perhaps best known for their song Janitor, played quirky light punk with a little bit of a surf tinge.
It’s Sunday again, which means another off topic music post.
Bruce Woolley should have been a contender. He co-wrote “Video Killed the Radio Star” but it wasn’t his version of the song that became a hit; his friends The Buggles — playing up the retro quirkiness of the song and adding the “owa owas” that Woolley’s version lacked — grabbed that slot for themselves.
No misogynists or transphobes today, just music!
In the summer of 1977, Marc Bolan of T. Rex got his own music TV show on British television, and it was one of the strangest and most fascinating things I’ve ever seen. All six of the shows that were produced are now up on YouTube.
A semi-random collection of cover songs. Let’s start with a somewhat unsettling version of a classic song from The Sound of Music.
We’re going way off topic today, but sometimes I really need to clear my head of all things terrible, and fill it with things that are good. And what better way than with a mashup of hit songs (and not hit songs) from … everywhere … in the 1970s.
On Saturday, singer Olivia Rodrigo, performing at the Glastonbury festival, offered a literal “Fuck You” to the five Supreme Court members who voted to kill Roe — by doing a duet with Lily Allen of Allen’s song of the same name. Kudos to both of them. Here’s video of the performance.
Off Topic Sunday is here, and the off topic today is Kate Bush.
Let’s start with the worst.