Thursday, February 19, 2009

A conversation...

So, I've been having a conversation in my head for the past few days that is based on some reading I have been doing...email listserv discussions, message board dialogues, blogs, and the like. This is going to be a different post from what I normally put up here, but what good is a blog if it can't veer off into a bit of mild, fantastic self-indulgence and impetuous rambling, eh? What I have noticed when I read about electronic music from web-based forums and resources is that much of it is written by dudes. There's way too many dudes writing about all this and not enough chicks! Too many damn dudes. And dudes can bitch...oooh dudes can bitch like you never seen. Yeah, chicks can bitch and whine too, but damn, dudes can Bitch. More chicks need to represent, cause it's getting a little crazy. Don't get me wrong, there are some dudes whose writing I really appreciate; some bloggers, email writers, message board posters whose words are gold, or at least consistently thoughtful and informative. But there are some writers out there who cannot wait to bash somebody else's ideas and opinions. It's cool to have dialog, it's cool to share ideas, and it's cool to disagree...those are the primary reasons I write this blog, for the dialog. The diablog, it's diablogical. But intolerance of differing opinions is rampant among much of what I read online about electronic music, and it's boring and annoying. Come on dudes, stop sufferring from intolerance and use your knowledge and brilliance for good! And chicks...same thing, represent and do it right!

<< whispering tiny voice >> I hope I represent right.

Oh, and I considered using bitches instead of chicks, but then I thought that might be a little too intense: "dudes bitch and bitches bitch and bitch bitch bitches bitching bhtics sitching aaaahhh..." Shit, can you imagine if my dissertation committee actually reads this blog?

5 comments:

Anonym said...

Sounds like a call to arms!!!! Start a female based online magazine/forum for electronic music from a women's prospective... I would be interested in reading that. I enjoy your blog Denise keep up the good work.

Best,
Anonym

pipecock said...

now this is something i wish i could help you out with, but it just doesn't seem to be the case that women get far enough into this shit (especially the really good shit!) to get to the point of becoming a commentator. liz copeland was a pretty big figure in electronic music coverage in a way, but not using the written word to the best of my knowledge.

the fact that the cats you have been able to hook up with have been cool with you means you're probably doing something right. it's good to have you out there talking things up!

Anonymous said...

dude

pipecock said...

ha, interestingly enough ISM will now be having a female writer for at least one feature!

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