Back-up Singer Blues? May 15, 2007Posted by rachaelg in Destiny's Child, Dixie Chix, Dreamgirls, En Vogue, female relationships, Girl Power, Pussycat Dolls, Shut up and Sing, Spice Girls, the Supremes.
Though it’s peripheral to the main plot, one comment struck me while I was watching Shut Up and Sing. They’re all in the recording studio and Martie brings up the common phenomenon of a band-mate’s envy of the lead singer. She talks about how bandmembers will feel unappreciated and angry, but how the lead singer can threaten to go solo. After a while, Natalie (the Dixie Chicks’ lead singer) jumps in (more…)
Bush or Backlash? May 9, 2007Posted by lindamc in 911, Bill Clinton, class, controversy, Dixie Chix, Female Power, feminism, G W. Bush, Girl Power, nationalism, politics, Power, relationships with men, sexual power, sexuality, Shut up and Sing.
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I can’t remember who made the comment about the post 911 reversion into a sort of white-boy southern American pride on Sunday’s class, but watching Shut up and Sing really got me thinking about Bush’s influence on aspects of our popular culture (more…)