Gutted I'm at work because I would very much like to take some time to rinse this shit out. Instead I'll briefly draw attention to the following:
- "They said such simple, brilliant things as “I want to be able to eat spaghetti bolognese/ And not worry about it for days and days”." Awkward rhyming couplets are no longer he preserve of bored 10 year olds, but "brilliant"?
- Lily and Amy's music is "revolutionary" - because they talk shit about their boyfriends or lack thereof. No matter that singers have been on this subject since we learnt to commit music to tape. The real tragedy of this claim is that their music (softcore pastiches of ska and lite-jazz respectively) is anything but. Not that either artist had much to do with the actual music on their records besides "make it sound like this, expensive session guy".
- The only example of this debilitating misogeny comes from an old article from the horseshit women's supplement in The Mail.
- Who else warrants a mention? Adele, Estelle, Laura Marling - more inconsequential fluff that everyone has heard before 10 years ago. No female musicians mentioned, no females actually making music that can be discussed independently of their genre/gender, nothing apart from irrelevent tabloid truisms and the knowledge that the writer has met both Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse. Great. Which brings me to:
- "It’s time for a revolution, I’m saying. First, let’s focus on these musicians’ artistic endeavours and achievements, rather than trot out yet another piece on Amy’s latest chat with Pete or Lily’s most recent beery belch..."
- "Not long afterwards, I spoke to Amy Winehouse, who’s also been in the papers this week for the YouTube video she made with Pete Doherty..." and then she talks with her about a song she wrote about breaking up with her boyfriend.
- Lastly: "As a music writer and card-carrying feminist..." FAIL.
Conclusion: Jude Rogers, whoever that is, is a cretin. I hereby recommend
the next time she crosses the street, she doesn't bother looking. Neither music or feminism needs you.