Hello Internet Folks!
I’ve been busy this past year. You know, doing really important things like making life. Anyway, Ted and I welcomed our baby daughter on February 2nd, Charlie-Catherine.
Some people have told me that being a mom will be the most difficult thing that I’ll do in life. Yes, being a mom is difficult, but you want to know what the most difficult thing that I have ever done in life?
Being in a band.
Here is a list of some badass bass playing moms that make doing it all look easy. (Yes, I’m typing and pumping at the same time)…
Melissa Auf der Maur:
I went to see her show by myself at the Mercury Lounge when she released her solo cd and I made out with a guy in the corner of the club. I saw that guy two days later while I was eating my sandwich in Madison Square Park. I said to myself “Oh gawd…” and then I ignored him.
It’s a bit over my head and that’s why I like it.
Yes! She rocks on bass. She’s great – see for yourself! (with Clapton for you guitar nerds or for my second cousins).
I read Kim Gordon’s book “A Girl in a Band” and that’s why I’m choosing a video from her own project. Yes, there are three sides to every story; her side, his side, and the truth, but #imwithher
Don’t you just want to be in this band!?!! And she gives that hack Steve Vai some credibility!
She’s playing keyboard bass in this tune. Yup! The brooding 90’s power pop were cutting edge!
Hello, Los Angeles! Pat Morrison is the L.A. punk scene. The Bags, Legal Weapon, The Gun Club…
Oh My Goodness!! I can’t wear my leather jacket with my bass on my back withOUT thinking of Suzi Quatro! Did I ever tell you about that time I saw Lou Reed? I was draped in leather with my bass on my back walking to a rehearsal and I saw Lou on the opposite side of Joe’s Theatre on Lafayette St. I was like “OMG! There’s Lou Reed, Margaret. Be cool. Be cool. Yeah, you’re cool. You’re wearing leather with your bass on your back. You’re cool.” I walked right passed Lou, gave him a hard core emphatic jazz hand wave (the most dorkiest wave of them all). He raised his eyebrows and said “Heeeey.” Nailed it.
Please, the down-picking…!
My spirit animal.
I was about 4-5 years too young to really digest the riot grrrl movement – but I’m sure there are more than a few teenagers right now listening to this election and writing a song called “Pussy Grab”.
See you on the low end!