ever since i started digging through boxes to find a photo of my freshman year dorm room – i’ve been listening to a lot of the women-based folk-rock that i used to blast from my speakers. from about 1995-2005, if your name was ani, sarah, dar, amy and emily or katryna and nerissa - i considered you my bestie (then i moved in with ABN and i began to listen to a lot more ben, bob and johnny). when i lived at home my dad referred to my music as whining women. i think that’s pretty funny because i’m fairly certain that if you called ani a whining woman to her face, she’d cut you – and then sing about it. but the reality is, there’s a lot of whining out there.
i don’t buy a lot of music but for the most part, these days i’m buying the music that will make the best dance party for me and EBN (because we have epic dance parties). there’s a lot of black-eyed peas and lady gaga and even a bit of katy perry (the kiddo loves teenage dreams – i don’t get it). still, even though i don’t listen to it often, my music collection remains whining women heavy and these last few days of listening to some of my most favorite has really transported me to a different time and place.
and now for your listening pleasure – i’ve got a little playlist for ya – although you’ve been warned – this music might cause you to wear tank tops and heavy eye-liner. My playlist