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Archive for May, 2014

Women in the military–from the Women’s History Project

Honoring Military Women—Past, Present and Future

Duty. Honor. Pride. These words reflect the spirit of generations of Americans who have sought to defend the rights and freedom of others. At the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, these words come to life in the stories and memories of the nearly two million women who have served in defense of our nation.

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organization established to build the Memorial, continues to raise the funds needed to operate and maintain the Memorial Education Center.

Led by retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, the Foundation broke ground on June 22, 1995, for the only major national memorial in our nation’s history to honor and pay tribute to all servicewomen of the United States Armed Forces—past, present and future. Dedication was October 18, 1997. The Women’s Memorial officially opened to the public on October 20, 1997.

The history of women in the armed forces began more than 220 years ago with the women who served during the American Revolution and continues through the present day. The Women’s Memorial honors all the women who have served courageously, selflessly and with dedication in times of conflict and in times of peace—women whose achievements have for too long been unrecognized or ignored.

Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught (Ret), President of the Women in Military Service to America Memorial Foundation (WMSA), reminded each woman who served in the military to register at the WMSA website – http://www.womensmemorial.org – to ensure that they will not be written out of history.

The Women in Military Service to America is a 2014 Partner of the National Women’s History Project

via Amanda Palmer on facebook

Read this post, heard the song, bought all three of the albums on itunes. Thanks, @AmandaPalmer

this song, “seven stone” is the boldest, most honest song about an eating disorder i’ve ever heard…wanted to share.

my housemate mali sastri is one of my favorite artists and fronts a band called Jaggery. her singing is out of this fucking world – she studied an esoteric form of singing called “voice movement therapy” in london (and now she teaches).

this is a clip i just stumbled upon…she joined the Theatre is Evil tour for the make-up australian dates and my band backed her up for this song and the australians LOVED her.

it helps to know, if you’re american and didn’t know, that brits weight themselves in “stones”, not pounds. seven stone is about 98 pounds, or 44 kilograms.

i’ve seen her play this song live about 50 times and i *still* get fucking goosebumps at 2:42. every time.



i wish i had the bones to show

i’m on a mission ~ gonna get myself down to nothing
gonna disappear ~ slip down the drain ~ evaporate

how much more to go til i’m 7 stone

i’m on a mission ~ gonna get malnutritioned
kick myself into high gear ~ go go go go ~ keep keep control

how much more to go til i’m 7 stone

i’m on a mission ~ gonna get them to listen
the only way ~ i can communicate

how much more to go til i’m 7 stone

amenorrhea lanugo

i wish i had the bones to show
i would show what they didn’t know
and he said no ~ and he said no
and there’s a hole ~ i have a hole
in me there’s a hole ~ inside there’s a hole
and i can never fill up this hole

how much more to go til i’m 7 stone
how much more to go til i’m 7 stone
how much more to go til i’m 7 stone…..


also find her on the internet, she’s here on FB and tweets (@singermali). if you ever have the chance….go see her live. she’s a *force.*

she’s headed out on tour this summer with her full band (jaggery – here;s a recent clip of them and HOLY FUCK MALI’S vocals on this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRF82MWLPno) and needs to fill in a few dates in a a few cities if you think you can help her find shows/house parties etc :::: and if you’re around these areas and have ideas – throw ’em her way via FB or whatever….she’s open.

west coast – follow along. she’s got a mailing list at http://www.jaggery.org/

May 11 2014 playlist Mother’s Day

Playlist Date / On Air / Off Air / Show Name / Category / DJ Name
05/11/2014 / 01:00PM / 04:00PM / Womyn Making Waves / Music / kittent
Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released / Label
Molly Ringwald / Don’t You (Forget About Me) / Except Sometimes / 2013 / Concord
The Waifs / Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright / A Brief History… disc one… / 2004 / Compass
Fiona Apple / Pure Imagination / Chipotle commerial / 2014 / youtube
Cat Power / (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction / The Covers Record / 2000 / Matador
Peggy Seeger / Tell My Sister / Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the works of Kate McGarrigle / 2013 / Nonesuch
Dum Dum Girls / Baby Don’t Go / I Will Be / 2010 / Sub Pop
Heather Bishop / Seduced / A Taste Of The Blues / 1986 / Mother of Pearl
Judy Collins / Norwegian Wood / Judy Collins Sings Lennon & McCartney / 2007 / Wildflower Records
Holly Near / Waterfall / Simply Love / 2000 / Calico Tracks Music
Etta James / Piece of My Heart / Deep In The Night 1978 reissue / 1996 / Rounder Records
Jill Sobule / I Swear I Saw Christopher Reeve (Makinac Charm) / Dottie’s Charms / 2014 / Pinko Records
Jill Sobule / Lonely Eighty-eight (Piano charm) / Dottie’s Charms / 2014 / Pinko Records
Jill Sobule / Women of Industry (ABWA Logo charm) / Dottie’s Charms / 2014 / Pinko Records
K. D. Lang / A Case of You / Hymns Of The 49th Parallel / 2004 / Nonesuch
Nancy Stearns / If He Were Straight / A Wish / 2013 / Nancy Stearns
Wilson Phillips / California Dreamin’ / Dedicated / 2012 / Sony Music
Vi Wickam / Rainbow Connection / Long Time Comin’ / 2011 / Vi Wickam
Cris Williamson / Sisters of Mercy / Live in Concert: Circle of Friends / 1993 / Wolf Moon Records
Tori Amos / Silent All These Years / A Tori Amos Collection / 2003 / Atlantic
Jill Cohn / Me & Bobby McGee / Yellow Rose / 2014 / BMI
Alison Krauss / It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference / Forget About It / 1999 / Rounder
Sparrow Folk / The Bear / The Fox and the Lark / 2014 / Sparrow Folk
Shari Ulrich / Making Friends With Gone / Everywhere I Go / 2014 / Borealis
Patrice Webb / Mercury Rising Blues / Turning of the Page / 2014 / Patrice Webb
Melanie Devaney / House of Glass / Single Subject Notebook / 2014 / Melanie Devaney
Mare Wakefield & Nomad / First Poet on the Moon / Poet on the Moon / 2014 / Maresie
Lyla Foy / Only Human / Mirrors the Sky / 2014 / Sub Pop
Linda Perhacs / Freely / The Soul of All Natural Things / 2014 / Asthmatic Kitty Records
Laura Cantrell / Glass Armor / No Way There From Here / 2013 / Shoeshine/Cadiz/Spit & Polish
Kaley Bird / The Best You’ll Ever Have / Don’t Say You’re Sorry / 2014 / Box Records
Judy Kass / Green Lined Coat / Better Things / 2014 / Judy Kass
Fiona Apple / I’m in the Middle of a Riddle / Sweetheart 2014 / 2014 / Hear Records
Claudia Schmidt / Strong Woman Has a Bad Day Polka / New Whirled Order / 2014 / Red House Records
Sparrow Folk / Mother’s Day / The Fox and the Lark / 2014 / Sparrow Folk
Shari Ulrich / Dark Side of Pride / Everywhere I Go / 2014 / Borealis
Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber / En Voz Baja / One Evening in May (Recorded Live at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse) / 2013 / Spruce and Maple Music
Jennifer Evans / The Rights of Battered Women / The Last Cheap Hotel / 2014 / Sweet Cody Boy
Amasong / Khertis Naduri / Everything She Touches Changes / 2014 / Amasong
Sj Tucker / Not the Villian / Wonders / 2013 / Skinny White Chick
Shaney McCoy / Waterfall / Folk Songs for Climate Justice / 2013 / Peaceful Uprising
Shannon and The Clams / Ozma / Dreams in the Rat House / 2013 / Hardly Art