ego boost

Why Women Aren’t Funny tries to flatter me by calling me smarter, prettier, more magical and gifted and that’s why I’m never going to be as funny as a male counterpart. The flattery isn’t working. I’d much prefer a man just said the truth: “I don’t want you to be funny, because I’d like one goddamn thing I’m better at than you.”

And by the way, I’m pretty sure that this:

There are more terrible female comedians than there are terrible male comedians, but there are some impressive ladies out there.

…is a statistically impossible statement. That’s like when everybody tells me I get jobs because I’m a girl. You know what they hire in writing rooms? A bunch of guys, and “a girl.” A girl. One. “The” girl. And I’ve got to compete with a hell of a lot of funny and talented women for that part. You’ve got to be Supergirl. You’ve got to be so awesome at being a woman that there are days nobody notices you’re a woman, or they notice that you’re making it so that they don’t have to think of you like you’re a woman, which makes you even cooler because you’re like, so not girly. Continue reading

for your listening pleasure…

[readermail]Last week, on, there was a discussion about men who won’t listen to female singers/bands – which is just stupid.

In response, my latest podcast is Women Who Rock, a (rather unimaginatively titled) mix of rock, soul, blues, and jazz tracks by mankind’s better half.

Track Listing:

  • Elastica – Connection
  • Pretenders – Precious
  • Goldfrapp – Lovely 2 C U
  • Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Madonna – Into The Groove
  • Ann Peables – I Can’t Stand the Rain
  • Fiona Apple – Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)
  • Holy Cole – Little Boy Blue
  • Erykah Badu – Tyrone
  • Cassandra Wilson – Time After Time
  • Lucinda Williams – Essence
  • The Slits – Typical Girls
  • Blondie – Dreaming
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
  • Kelly Clarkson – Since You’ve Been Gone
  • B’52’s – 52 Girls
  • Sahara Hotnights – Rockaway Beach
  • Martha & the Vandalls – Dancing In The Street
  • The Breeders – Cannonball
  • Christina Marrs – Darling Niki
  • Nina Simone – Feelin’ Good
  • Stars – Ageless Beauty (The Most Serene Republic Remix)
  • Cat Power – Wonderwall
  • Bangles – Manic Monday
  • Shannon – Let The Music Play
  • Nikka Costa – Like a Feather
  • Sugercubes – Birthday
  • Inara Geirge – Genuis
  • Siouxsie & the Banshees – Mirage
  • Yum Yum Orange! – I Want To Be Your Boyfriend
  • Aretha Franklin – I Get High
  • Jill Scott – Gimme’
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train to Georgia
  • Mary Lou Lord – Nineteen
  • Patty Griffin – Truth (No. 2)
  • Etta James – Tell Mama