Better late than never... After some technical log-in difficulties, and a fair bit of lazyness, I'm finally blogging, and I must say, it feels... Absolutely fantastic. BABOOM! Boobyblog has come alive!
I've had a browse through other students' weblogs, and I have to say I'm really impressed by some of them. Well done creatures of the MSTU2000 universe! As to my assignment, it is still at an early stage of development, -ok, I guess I just printed out the essay topics.
I did my first essay on Riot Grrrl and the positive consequeces the movement had for women in rock. I dunno, I find the topic of women and female sexuality in rock music really interesting. There's this tension between the female artist and the industry, which is, of course, predominantly male. Almost like a relationship perhaps, a struggle of power and control... Wow, that sounds a bit out there. In some cases, anyway, I guess it's hard to say who's exploiting who (even though, in most cases, it's the record companies who are laughing all the way to the bank). Anyway, I've thought about doing something on female instrumentalists in alternative (whatever that means) rock, such as PJ Harvey
, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth
, Tori Amos
and Melissa Auf der Maur
. The only problem then, I guess, is that you can't really call female instrumentalists in alternative rock a subculture. Or can you? Jean? Help! I need to think about this one a bit longer.
Oh, and Jean, sorry, but you spelt my name wrong on the course weblog. My last name is Mokleiv, not Mokliev. For some reason a lot of Australians prefer spelling it Mokliev, which makes it sound kind of Russian. Not that there's anything wrong with being Russian.
Anyway, this is my first post, I'm so proud of myself now. Baboom.
Happy blogging everyone, gros bisous a tous