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B-Sides : Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye is one of the most prolific pop music musicians you’ve never heard of. She and her 4-6 strings have backed some of the most popular songs, movies, and television series of the past fifty decades, and can be heard “These Boots Were Made for Walking,” guitar on Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party” and Richie Valens “La Bamba”…among others!

B-Sides: The Revival

The awesome Detroit MC Invincible (interviewed in The Loud issue) has a brand new documentary out about women in hip hop. From Emergence: The Revival gives a candid glimpse into the first meeting of legendary Hip-Hop pioneer Roxanne Shante and veteran Philly emcee Bahamadia, as they trade stories of their struggles and triumphs in the industry over their long careers. It also shows the exchange of lessons between them and up-and-coming artists DJ Shortee, Eternia, Stacy Epps, and Invincible. This short documentary, a collage of performances and behind the scenes footage, was filmed and directed by Invincible while on the road in Europe as part of We-B Girlz all women in independent Hip-Hop tour. The largest all female Hip-Hop tour of its kind, it spanned over three weeks, six countries, and featured dozens of female artists who performed for tens of thousands of supporters. How awesome does that sound? Decide for yourself by watching the film!

Bitch Popaganda: Douche's Not Dead Edition

It’s like The View, only we won’t call you a hooker. Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Lend your ears as Briar, Jonanna, Danny, and Kelsey try to figure out what the heck is up with Tiger Woods, dissect Jenny Sanford’s decision to divorce Gov. Mark Sanford, and attempt to answer the $64,000 question: Is douchebag dead? Listen right here or download the episode by subscribing to Bitch Radio on iTunes or visiting our page at archive.org. Leave your feedback and get links to the Bitch faves after the jump!

B-Sides: Tentative Top Ten

Tomorrow, some people from OPB’s “In House” are coming to the Bitch office to ask us about our top five favorite albums of 2009. This means that we have been spending a fair amount of time racking our brains to come up with a serviceable top five list that won’t reveal to the public radio-listening public that at least one of us (hi, that’s me) has been mostly jamming out to Linda Ronstadt records from the 70s for the past six months (I guess you can’t submit a 2009 top five list unless the albums actually came out in 2009?). At any rate, today’s B-Sides is a test run of our top five list, expanded into a top ten. Read on to give us your thoughts!

B-Sides: Up the Punx!

Is punk dead? Who cares – give these bands a listen anyway.

Bitch Popaganda: Twi-hard edition

Bitch Popaganda: It’s like The View, except with less leg-crossing. Kelsey, Sara and Kjerstin saw a very special preview of New Moon this past Thursday night. Not only were we privy to the latest in the Twilight phenom, we got a chance to talk with fans of all ages before and after the movie to see what they thought before we put in our own two cents in our makeshift recording studio (aka Kelsey’s car). Enjoy as we discuss Bella’s new pastimes, dating the supernatural, and of course, if we’re on Team Jacob or not. Plus very special commentary from Twilight fans! You can listen below, download the file, or subscribe on iTunes!

Bitch Popaganda: Complaint Department Edition

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Listen in as Sara, Jonanna, and Kelsey debate the merits of The Noncomplaining Project, women’s happiness, and young people and their darned expressive clothing. You can hear the episode right here on our site, or subscribe to Bitch Media on iTunes and download it there. You can also access our audio files by visiting our page at archive.org. Click through to leave your comments, and for more information about this episode (including Bitch faves)!

B-Sides: Grandmothers of electronic music, Part 2

Welcome to Grandmothers of electronic music, Part 2: Wendy CarlosLast week I brought you Delia Derbyshire, sonic experimenter and BBC soundtrack writer supreme. Today, we'll take a look at the work of American, Wendy Carlos (née Walter Carlos).

B-sides: Grandmothers of electronic music, Part 1--Delia Derbyshire

I love electronic music—a genre that had its mainstream heyday in the 90s with a small resurgence in the form of electro-clash in the early naughts. Throughout my years listening, I’ve gathered quite a collection with my favorites including: Aphex Twin, Plaid, µ-Ziq, Boards of Canada, Bogdan Raczynski, Venetian Snares, Squarepusher and on. Guess how many of those musicians are women? Zero. Sure. I like Mira Calix and Ellen Alien…but they are rare in their field. So when a friend posted a mash-up on his Facebook page featuring one of the early innovators in electronic music, who happened to also be a woman, I was intrigued.

Bitch Popaganda: Sex & Pageantry Edition

It’s like The View except we can’t get Lily Tomlin to return our phone calls. It’s time for a new episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Sara, and Kelsey discuss sexy Halloween costumes, feminism and weddings, and just why in the world America is in love with Glee. Listen by clicking on the player embedded here, by visiting our archive.org page, or by subscribing to Bitch on iTunes.

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