All this retro music is making me feel guilty about something.
There are a lot of bands that have meant a huge amount to me over the years, starting with the Beatles, I suppose. But The Cure, the Pixies, REM, Violent Femmes, My Bloody Valentine, oh and the CocteauTwins!, Nirvana, The Breeders, Belly, Kristen Hersh, Counting Crows. The Frames The Frames The Frames, of course. These days Bell X1, perhaps Kings of Leon, I'm a little obsessed with their new album.
I can't remember who else I like at the moment, now is not the time to be remembering things: there was a clue in the crossword this weekend, 'Shakespeare's King ____' - I looked at it and nothing came to me. I thought it must have been one of the history plays I've never read. Then today I came across a reference to King Lear, a play I've not only taught more than once, but did for my own Leaving. Shit, it's scary!
Anyhow, back to the issue at hand - what's missing from my record collection as it were, especially these days, because I did flirt with Riot Grrl (NME, Anyone?) is female 'artists'. Very little of the music I buy is actually made by women. My husband's just fallen in love with Regina Spector - I like her, but she doesn't move me.
I'd like my taste to be a little more gender-balanced. Suggestions, anyone?