10 Mar 2008, 05:17 by cruel_spark
29 Mar 2007, 22:24 by MileStyleThe french playwright Marcel Archard once said that women like silent men because they think they're listening. Sometimes it pays to put witticisms aside and actually listen for once as there are a number of women out there making music that's worth being silent for, whether its for their art, their voice, or their themes.
At the time of writing my top fifty artists on last.fm only contains thirteen instances where a female, whether solo or fronting a band, is actually singing. So, to set things straight, there follows a list of the women who make music that I go silent to in order to listen.
My primary preference when it comes to women making music is when she accompanies herself on the piano. The obvious women that spring to mind here are Kate Bush, Tori Amos, and, of late, Regina Spektor. These three artists have kept me in quirky songs for sometime now and, while I feel Bush has lost it along the way with Aerial, there's no denying how influential she was back in the 1970s and 1980s.
25 Mar 2007, 19:57 by Janeinma12:30 The Hot Puppies Welsh Party Latitude 30
1:00 WinterKids at the SESAC stage
2:00 The Hedrons Scottish Party Lava Lounge
2:30 Jo Mango
3:00 Emma Pollock
4:00 Delorentos Irish Party BD Rileys
4:30 Air Traffic
5:15 Scissors for Lefty San Fran Party Spiros
7:00 The Cinematics Industry of Music Party O'Fados Pub
7:30 Thomas Dolby Industry of Music Tent 4th St
8:45 Hot Club de Paris The Blind Pig (Camel Party)
9:15 The Eames Era BD Rileys
10:00 The Victorian English Gentlemens Club
12:00 The Pigeon Detectives Club DeVille
1:00 The Blood Arm