trish bendix

That is your heart and no no they can’t tear you apart

Posted in Uncategorized by trishbendix on March 28, 2008

Is it just me, or is Pitchfork completely misogynistic? I don’t really understand how it can be with women like Amy Phillips on staff, but seriously–it’s as if they are attempting to plan an all-male festival intentionally. Every time they announce more acts on the line-upfor this 2008’s Pitchfork Music Fest, I hope they will list off Kaki King or Jenny Hoyston or someone with a vagina that also happens to rule at the guitar or any instrument at all (Heaven forbid a microphone!) At least last year they had Sonic Youth, but that could have been for the ratio of 3 to 1 male over female, which must be how they do the math in those parts.

I once interviewed Ryan Schreiber while Pitchfork was located in Wicker Park and still a burgeoning web site known mostly among music geeks and not the general populous, and it certainly was a sausage fest over there. At least Lollapalooza gives stage time to the likes of Patti Smith, though they aren’t getting an A+ on that either. Do they think we should be stuck in our own Ladyfests and Estrojams and Womyn’s Music 4 Womyn forever?

I can appreciate men playing music, certainly (and thanks, PF,  for booking Atlas Sound, honestly) but it’s 2008. I’m getting sick of reading lists of “women who rock!” and hearing horror stories about sound dudes who treat women musicians like they can’t set up their own gear.

Until we get past that lazy shit, I’ll try to believe Pitchfork is saving its best line-up additions for last.

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  1. heather v. said, on March 28, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    i was just reminded that they also had beach house last year. but i think you’re right about pitchfork. they don’t have a problem with bands with a female in them, but as far as only female, i doubt we’ll see that.

    also, i’m pretty sure i’m seeing teeth tonight as well.
    i’m going to buy popcorn and eat it with my you-know-what.

  2. trishbendix said, on March 28, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    every time i see your name i think of the ex-stripper from “rock of love.”

    also, which show are you going to? we’re going to the early one.


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