Sep 2, 2010

Life's Soundtrack - Making History

Processed using Kim's peace texture



A couple of years ago, I fell fell in love with this quote from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, it was the basis of one of my favorite blog posts and has stuck with me.  Every time I see it pop up somewhere, whether on a T-shirt, a blog post or a greeting card, I find myself stopping to think about it.  I almost always conclude that I'm unlikely to make real history because I am fairly well behaved and somedays I'm okay with that and others I find myself wanting to do something really outrageous to make my mark on the world. 

Because my mission here is to spread a little music love, let's talk about some of the female musicians who have lived up to Ms. Ulrich's quote:


Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Pink - Stupid Girls 
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good 

Who did I miss?  Which female artists weren't afraid to push boundaries and in so doing created beautiful music?  Please comment and add some of your favorites to help us put together a communal playlist full of women who made musical history.

The playlist we put together last week is FULL of retro goodness (and hairspray.)  I've had a blast listening to to it, the songs you added were such fun and really brought back some great memories.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I have, thanks for your comments and contributions, it is so much fun to get to know you through the songs you love and the memories that go along with them.


Happy Listening

Jamie
Lyrical Journey

10 comments:

Kim Klassen said...

Jamie
I'm pondering my answer while listening to Cindy Lauper... seriously this youtube playlist... wow girl... what a gift you have shared here...
thank you. I will be back.....

xxo, kim

margie said...

patti smith? stevie nicks? love to be reminded of the yesterday's music.

deb said...

popping over here from Elk.

It will take me a bit to look around.
but Janis Joplin got me.
I was just watch/listening to her last night on youtube!!!

Marcie said...

Sitting here working..while enjoying the soundtrack you put together. Thank-you!!!

Carola Bartz said...

Joni Mitchell. Carole King.

Still great.

Karen said...

Eva Cassidy, Cesaria Evora, Cat Power, Oh and did you catch Jewel sing at the Emmy's, wow...

blue elephant photography said...

i listened to eurythmics and the bangles on lp when i was growing up lol i love the 80s a lot ♥ maybe because i was born in the 80s!? lol i love your soundtrack. my husband and i actually love watching 80s movies on the weekends =)but i do love some girls even if the songs are not very 80s like, i love the cranberries, the murmurs, natalie merchant =)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Loved listening to your tunes...
How about Bonnie Raitt?
:)

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Yes, Joni Mitchell! And how about Billi Holiday, and Sheryl Crow, and for the pushing boundaries part especially, Sinead O'Connor?

What a great list you put together!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

first off ... i have to tell you how much i love that quote with your image ... something to tuck away and pull out when i am behaving less than 'well' ... ; )

thanks SO much for putting this playlist together ... it is AWESOME!! groovin to the tunes while popping about this morning ... : )

hmmm ... more 'well-behaved' women artists ... hmmmm ... k.d. lang ... carly simon ... tina turner ...
and how about cher ...

k.d. lang's version of leonard cohen's hallelujah pretty much brings me to my knees every time ... the best was when she sang it at the juno awards in 2005 ... and yes, she is barefoot.

*hugs* jamie!

xo
pg