song against sex


Just found this unpublished post on my other blog..
February 2, 2011, 12:43 pm
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..I think I didn’t publish it because I was afraid it would be seen by the wrong people. This is from September ’10.

I JUST NOW figured out what this song means. After seven years.

XD And now I’m really excited, becaaaaause.

I used to identify with it because of the Earth Day reference.

Now I have another reason.

 



Profile: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
October 22, 2010, 11:20 pm
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Danielle Ate the Sandwich is a young singer/songwriter “gifted with an ethereal voice and the talent for writing honest observations of an ordinary world. Her melancholy and often times vulnerable songs are nicely contrasted by her humorous and engaging stage presence. Dubbed ‘Joni Mitchell meets Sarah Silverman,’ Danielle tours nationally, has licensed songs to various tv shows and significantly understands and works new media on a generational level. Denver’s Westword described Danielle as ‘cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty.’ And as the postings of 25,000 loyal subscribers to Danielle’s You Tube channel attest, she has rapidly developed an active fanbase who feel Danielle has something to say about what it means to be young in 2010.”

She sings the story of a trans friend:


(guitar version here)

She sings about gendered language:

She sings about a lot of things. Ecosystems, reincarnation, her life. And she covers a crapload of songs I have historically hated, and now (thanks, Danielle) adore.



Profile: LesbianAnswers
October 20, 2010, 11:19 pm
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YouTube user lesbiananswers

Jenna is a thoughtful, articulate young person who’s happy with who she is. The purpose of her channel is to answer viewers’ questions about sexuality from her perspective as a lesbian.

She can also be found here, singing lovely acoustic renditions of songs I hated until I heard her sing them.



Day 14: Your favorite LGBT song or artist

BANDS

  • Black Kids
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Adam Lambert
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Jennifer Knapp
  • La Roux*

SONGS

  • “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” (Robert Palmer)
  • “A Kiss is Not a Contract” (Flight of the Conchords)
  • “I Would Do Anything For Love” (Meatloaf)
  • “Affirmation” (Savage Garden)
  • And obviously “Song Against Sex” (Neutral Milk Hotel)

*I can’t endorse La Roux as role models due to Elly Jackson’s offensive statements about women, but I leave them on this list because I like how she’s very open about basically being pan, although I don’t think she’s called herself that; they’ve got some positive lyrics; and, quite frankly, I fancy her androgynous appearance.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)