Happy late Beltane to all you folks out there who, you know, appreciate such salutations. Unlike some people that I’ve recently been speaking to, I did nothing to celebrate my favourite holiday other than spend part of it with A_____. And no, it wasn’t spent doing that! Pervert! Instead we played video games with her younger sister, grabbed some food, and then curled up to watch “The Whole Nine Yards.” All in all, very low key. There’s a reason though. Those of you who have been reading for a while know the story of me coming home this time last year, and the fact that I missed seeing my granddad one more time by just a single day. Well, that really was a year ago yesterday that he died, so celebrating the holiday of fertility and love seemed a bit perverse, you know?

There’s really not that much more to be said at this exact moment. I’ve got a really busy week ahead of me, but as long as it doesn’t involve me spending too much money that I don’t have, I’m OK with that! I do want to say congratulations to and however. These two radical feminists (in the nicest possible way) apparently have done something I could NEVER manage to do, which is win something off of the radio. They’re both pretty much ready to pee themselves in excitement over the fact that they got tickets to a very private concert with Imogen Heap (if you don’t know who that is, that’s OK. It means you’re neither a radical feminist nor a hippy. Good for you!). So yay for them and I hope they have a grand ol’ time!

Take care everyone,
~DTAR.

P.S. To those of you who care and in the interest of not gaining too many enemies, please allow me to point out that Imogen Heap is not actually a super militant feminist (read “wymynist”) singer/songwriter like, say, Ani DiFranco (and that statement will also earn me enemies, but whatever). I just mean that for some reason the fans of said Heap tend to follow a trend, at least when I was in Glasgow. I can’t really comment for here . . . I just like giving these two girls a really hard time. Because they’re easy targets! 😉 You know you love me, ladies!

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  1. Ha ha ha. Yes, what she said. Why the Hell not? It’s at the Marquee.

    I don’t know much about Imogen fans in the US since I’ve never seen her live. I guess I’ll find out on Thursday. Or Wednesday. I’ll try and document this as well as I can!

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  2. I never really got a sniff of ‘wymynist’ from Imogen. Like, at all. I wonder what the menses fair would have to say about the vocoder, in one of her most famous songs? some male-reproduced fantasy about masking a wymyn’s true voice? Total bollocks.

    I *hate* that shite, even more than I hate Ani DeFranco. I have absolutely no time for it. Imogen i thought just made good interesting electro music – (AHEMmade even better by her male producers*cough*).

    Her show in Glasgow last month had lots of pretty, sparkly people, not the no-shaving-pits-and-legs brigade, though, if that’s anything to go by.

    Glasgow is getting boring. And it’s still Cold.
    I’m comin’ home next month!

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  3. Doth mine ears deceive me? Is the Lisa Ball (now whatever) saying that Glasgow is getting boring? Do you KNOW what that means? Do you realize? It means that Ash was actually RIGHT about something! That Glasgow does, in fact, blow! Woo hoo! 😉

    So my main encounter with Imogen Heap was through a few people in the Archaeology department that I knew my first year (who are so bloody memorable that I can’t for the life of me remember any names . . . but it is very early for me). They were definitely members of the “no-shaving-pits-and-legs brigade,” and when talking about her they would break out all sorts of extreme radical feminism that Imogen had “subtly hidden” in her music. Then again the last time I heard phrases like that it was when my very gay freshman english prof was trying to convince everyone that Benedick and Claudio were gay lovers in Much Ado About Nothing.

    So the moral of the story is that I really should just accept that if someone is talking about something being “very subtly hidden” in a piece of literature or music, then really they’re just reading their own agendas into it all.

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