Monthly Archives: December 2010

RIP Teena Marie


Teena Marie, shakin’ soul guitarist and disco queen passed away December 26, 2010. Her cause of death is yet to be determined. She will be missed by her friends, family, and fans. Thank you for rockin our world!

Abi Grace, Violetness + The Walking Hellos


Have a Happy Holiday everyone! This will be the last post of the year! See you in 2011 with more Jukebox Heroines!

Your latest PR shout outs from…

Abi Grace – Seattle folk heroine breaking the mold. Feral Queen!

Violetness – Chicago Pop artist who goes her own way. Reminds me a little of Bjork.

The Walking Hellos – Brooklyn Experimentalists. Fuzzy banjo goodness.

Coming Soon- Tribute Band Interviews


Coming soon! Gender and the ‘voice’ of a Song – Part 2 – Tribute bands!

This blog series began a few weeks ago when I had a realization about myself and my all female band in high school. This was a realization that the gendered pronouns used in songs not only denote the gender of the character in a song, but often reveal the gender and sexual orientation of those characters and often then by assumption, the singers of those song themselves. These issues were discussed in Part 1.

In Part 2, I want to take a look at another layer of this dynamic of gender, and sexuality in the song’s narrative. This time, with all-female tribute bands.

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Rock Your Holiday Lady-Style!


So, as I pack my iPod full of holiday tunes for the long plane ride this weekend, I thought I would share with you my chic mix playlist – Holiday edition. If you have other notable holiday tunes, or have a specific favorite, please feel free to post them in the comments! I’d love to know what you are jammin’ to!

  • Blue Christmas – Ann & Nancy Wilson
  • Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  • Rockin Around The Christmas tree – Brenda Lee
  • My Christmas Tree – The Supremes
  • O Come All Ye Gentlemen – Sarah Mclachlan + Barenaked Ladies
  • Santa Claus is Coming To Town – Cyndi Lauper + Frank Sinatra
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  • Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga
  • Silver & Gold – Vanessa Williams
  • Santa Baby – Madonna
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Ronettes
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Pat Benatar
  • Little Drummer Boy – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
  • Jingle Bells – En Vouge
  • Deck The Halls – Peggy Lee
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Lita Ford & Twisted Sister
  • O Christmas Tree – Aretha Franklin
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Bonnie Raitt
  • I Believe in You – Sinead O’connor
  • Sleigh Ride – Spice Girls
  • Do You Hear What I Hear – Destiny’s Child
  • Merry Christmas Darling  – The Carpenters

Photo via flickr.

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