- Anna Holler - Buzz - Public
- More and more I wonder what is happening to facebook. First the whole breastfeeding thing and now this http: //www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=nf&gid=316750805558.
- reasons when its acceptable to punch a woman in the face | Facebook
- Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
- 3 people liked this - Julie Wagner, Amy Mueller and Laura Seymour
- Laura Seymour - thanks for reposting this. you're right...even if it's meant to be "funny", it's not....Edit6: 41 am
- Julie Wagner - ok... do I have this correct? They want to remove breastfeeding pictures but its ok to have a group with 31,000 people who condone abuse. WTF?! (a group in which the creator doesn't know the difference between your and you're??)7: 41 am
- Anna Holler - I'm beginning to feel that facebook is the most sexist, oppressive thing that I've been exposed to in a long time. The weirdest thing to me about the breastfeeding thing is that they don't allow photos of breastfeeding... even when there is no exposure. Just the act itself is offensive to facebook. And this can be translated to: breasts are sexual and sexual things are indecent to have in your facebook profile pictures. And yet, breasts that actually are more exposed and photographed in a sexual way... are not removed. I am SURE that if I took a photo of myself in a low cut shirt and a push up bra and had a grown mans head at my chest... it would not be taken down. But if it's the same photo with babies head... it is. One is sexual and one is nutritional. It just doesn't make any sense.
- Here is what I am SURE of. These messages are hurtful to man and womankind. These messages are irresponsible. It makes me sick.8: 33 am
- Julie Wagner - I clicked "like" because there isn't an "AMEN, sing it sistah!" button8: 42 am
- Laura Seymour - i did the same thing!Edit8: 44 am
- Anna Holler - Thanks Ladies.
- You know, I don't even feel like public breastfeeding is something that I feel strongly about. To me, it's a non-issue. It's just the way people feed their babies and babies sometimes need to eat in publicly.
- I do have a problem with division and inequality. And that's that.8: 48 am
- Laura Seymour - that's exactly how i feel...great minds...Edit8: 52 am
- Julie Wagner - I can't like again... LOL8: 54 am
- Amy Mueller - it's not funny at all. it pisses me off. you should tumble this. very well said.8: 57 am
- Amy Mueller - Twitter - Public
- i'm having genre issues. i've been battling this issue for years. i think i need to re-classify some bands/albums as power pop. define pls?
- Anna Holler - Hmmm.... I'm not sure of the exact power pop def. But I know it when I hear it. I think of things like "the monkees..." That said, I think that there are lots of examples of power pop in mod music to. Like, my favorites, Tilly and the Wall are definitely power pop. I think of pop music with a 60's presence. Like, lots of retero stuff happening musically, rather than pop like Brittney Spears where it's manufactured. Like, Kate Nash=power pop. Katy Perry=soda Pop.6: 16 am
- Anna Holler - Ooooh. Also, Mathew Sweet (especially when Suzanna Hoffs) is power pop.
- Just so you know... all day long I'm going to listen to do this..6: 22 am
- Laura Seymour - my first thought: matthew sweet. anna and i sort of have a shared musical brain.Edit8:08 am
- Amy Mueller - yeah, me too (re: matthew sweet). i should throw some band names out there when i start the re-classifying process. i hate lumping bands into "indie" "punk" or "mall punk" when i really think they are just power pop.8:18 am
- Laura Seymour - what exactly is "mall punk"?Edit9: 01 am
- Anna Holler - I'm thinking that Mall Punk must mean stuff that you can buy in Hot Topic! Like Greenday.9: 15 am
- Elliott Seymour - Sloan, Cheap Trick, Shoes, Velvet Crush...9: 22 am
- Anna Holler - Sloan... good one.9: 24 am
- Amy Mueller - anna - yep. mall punk. basically, all of the punk rock bands that are newer (like mid to late 90s) that you can hear playing in any store of the mall. don't get me wrong, i don't hate all mall punk bands but...
- elliott - hitting the nail on the head.
- like, what defines power pop from pop punk these days? pop punk in my mind are bands like; the ramones, squirtgun, allister (eric's old band), screeching weasel.
- is paramore considered power pop? because in my opinion, they're not really "punk". they're sort of mall punk but again, i want to get away from using that genre. sometimes i don't think it's fair to label a band mall punk.9: 30 am
- Laura Seymour - anna, always forget that you're a sloan fan. love sloan. LOVE.Edit9: 42 am
- Elliott Seymour - This is one of the trickier genre problems. I think "punk" should be reserved for bands that were part of the original punk scene - Ramones, Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, etc - because they came out of an environment that truly put their music in a "punk" context. Green Day's success really confused everything. I liked Green Day and Squirtgun because they were so pop. Their aesthetic never seemed that punk to me. But punk has come to mean different things to different people. It reminds me of all of the bands that proliferated in the wake of Nirvana. How long could you keep calling them "grunge?" We're still paying for that with Nickelback, et al. To confuse things even more, Nirvana clearly had a "pop" component to their songwriting, but you would never call them "power pop." Damn, now we need to discuss the Pixies...9: 55 am
- Amy Mueller - elliott, well said. oh the pixies. see, i don't know. i'm afraid to even say anything because i'll just butcher this conversation and confuse myself and everyone around me. this is good for me to hear, so, carry on...i like where you're going with this.10: 32 am
- Elliott Seymour - It's like Frank Black covering The Beach Boys. Seems odd in some ways, but makes perfect sense. The Pixies were loud (and quiet!) but they also had these crazy catchy choruses. It's funny, my former bandmates used to have this ongoing disagreement and confusion over the use of the term "pop" in music conversation. Pop is popular, but also refers to a sensibility of melody or "catchiness." This creates the ongoing absurdity of: "The Jonas Brothers are pop and Kurt Cobain has a very pop sensibility." And sometimes, these two universes collide - The Monkees. Like, Anna was saying: " I think of pop music with a 60's presence. Like, lots of retro stuff happening musically, rather than pop like Brittney Spears..." But then "melodic" encompasses everything from the Ramones, Blink 182, The Beach Boys, Matthew Sweet, The Beatles, Green Day, The Go Gos, Elliott Smith, The Banana Splits, The Kinks, Mr. T Experience, The Partridge Family, The Riverdales, Frosted, etc....So you really could call any of the aforementioned groups "pop" - but you could only call some of them "power pop" or "pop punk."
- And then there's Badfinger....11: 13 am
- Anna Holler - This is my favorite buzz conversation yet.5: 07 pm
- Laura Seymour - mine too. i am going to post it on tumblr.
So…who have you seen? Here are my top ten: Brian Wilson, David Bowie, Dylan, the stones, ryan Adams, old 97’s new year’s eve 2001, oasis/black crowes: hard rock hotel Vegas 2001, elliott smith, weezer at deep ellum live: 2000, oasis at the Hollywood bowl: 2005, Sloan (@sloanmusic).
Yes…since oasis was twice, I put 11 bands. It’s my list. It might even change again…
I’ve felt out of sync for a long time. Now that my kids are getting older and less demanding of my time, I am starting to feel the veil lift. It is a good feeling.
We were cooped up inside for a couple of days due to the largest snowstorm this area has ever seen. Yesterday, the snow started to melt. So much so, that our driveway looked like a stream. We left the house to go have some dinner. We put on George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” and “My Sweet Lord” was playing. It was one of those moments where I thought “every time I hear this song I will think of this day.” every song that means something to me has a moment like that. I intend to create a list of them soon.
I feel like we’re in a nice groove…and it is good. Very good.