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Fast In My Car

Fast In My Car by Paramore

Soooo the new Paramore album is amazing. Can’t stop listening to it. Hayley Williams is so awesome.

- Hazel

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On this day in music history: February 21, 1981 - “9 To 5” by Dolly Parton hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks (non-consecutive, also topping the country singles chart for 1 week on January 24, and topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 2 weeks on February 28th. Written by Dolly Parton, it is the first number one pop and twelfth country chart topper for the singer, songwriter and actress from Sevierville, TN. Written as the title song for the comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, it will also feature Parton in her debut film role. Asked by the producers of the film if she’ll write a song, Parton will begin writing the song by clicking her acrylic fingernails together to sound a like the rhythm of a typewriter. Dolly will become only the second female artist (Jeannie C. Riley is the other) to top both the country and pop singles chart. Entering the Hot 100 at #73 on November 29, 1980, reaching the top of the pop chart twelve weeks later. “9 To 5” will spend one week at the top before being bumped back to #2 by Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love A Rainy Night” for two weeks, it will then regain the top spot for one more week on March 14th. Parton will win two Grammy Awards for “9 To 5” including Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, Best Country Song and receive an Academy Award nomination.

Dolly Parton FYI. So you can plan a proper belated celebration of the date this weekend.

—Jessica H

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We can either sit there when a female punk band comes in and buy their tape, or you can talk to your guy friends and be like, "Stop saying that s—t about that woman in that band just because of how hot she is— just knock it off, man." It can be awkward and uncomfortable, and no one ever wants to even approach these topics. But that would do way more for women to feel welcomed in playing rock music than just being at shows. Women are smart and they’re not all just drones with good taste because their boyfriend passed them a record. That’s such a s—-ty fallacy.

—Matt Korvette of the band Pissed Jeans explaining to Pitchfork why and how he’s trying to battle misogyny in his life.

—Jessica H.

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Every time I hear a BSM song I wonder why I have not just gone DEEP on her fully in-yr-face discography. Also, for all the props David Crosby, Elliot Roberts and other dudes get for being the lynchpin in the launch of Joni Mitchell’s career, it was BSM who was her original champion, who predated them all, passed tapes of “Both Sides Now,” off to Judy Collins, which was a huge hit for her before Joni ever had a record deal.

—Jessica H.

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"The lyrics really have the ability to pierce straight into anyone who at a point realized she had to change something about how she lived."


my sister is my favorite music writer

In case everyone isn’t already avidly following the bylines of Liz and Jenn Pelly, the young and influential twin sister feminist music critics, here is further proof they are doing some inspiring work and also will point you to good music most always.

—Jessica H.

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