It’s the little things: A day off of work talking to my boyfriend who also happens to be my best friend about life and a myriad of things while eating a maple nut scone, drinking coffee, and holding hands. Makes me happy.
Interviewer: It seems like talking about sexism in the music scene or acknowledging the fact that one is a specifically female musician, as opposed to just a musician, is passe. Do you think its still an important distinction to make? Do you think "female musician" is still an important identity? In what ways?
LynZ: I can only say what my experience has been and the truth is that from the moment I started listening to music, going to shows and playing in a band I have been painfully aware of the lack of female musicians out there. Rock and roll is a giant sausage party. Pick up any music magazine and count how many women you see represented if you dont believe me. I have been a touring musician for 8 years and in that time I can count on maybe two hands the number of women I have encountered in other bands. 3 hands if you include singers. Am I the only one who thinks there is something seriously wrong with that? Im actually looking forward to the day when having a girl in your band no longer matters because frankly I dont think it does. Making a big fuss out of it it feels like wearing a t shirt that says "chicks rule". I hate that shit. Its such an obvious statement that wearing it makes me think that youre trying to convince me that its true. That being said I still have no clue why there are so few of us and talking about sexism in the music scene will only be truly passe when that is no longer a fact. Even if you hate our band or hate us individually, somewhere in the back of your brain Kitty and I have made being a woman in music seem a little less unusual and perhaps opened the door to thinking its something you could do too. That is something I am most proud of. The more women see other women in bands the more women will be in bands. I think thats the only way things will change.
You can hurt with your words, but you can also hurt with your silence– Paulo Coelho (via mermaidsongs)
I survived my first day working at the coffee shop!
phuckyeahphiphiohara: BUSTED. BUSTED.
cometkins: Untucked YOU TOLD ME NOTHING