In lieu of content, I provide a list of the music that my Music and Gender students have selected to write about for their first paper:
2Pac, "Keep Ya Head Up"
Alice in Chains, "Over Now"
The Beatles, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
Britney Spears, "Every Time" [sic]
Britney Spears, "Piece of Me"
Celine Dion (and Peabo Bryson), "Beauty and the Beast"
Ciara, "Like a Boy"
Dashboard Confessional, "Hands Down"
Franz Schubert (performer unknown, so I chose Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau), "Erlkönig"
Jason Mraz, "Coyotes"
Jeff Buckley, "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" [sic]
John Mayer, "Daughters"
Judas Priest, "Victim of Changes"
JUJU featuring JAY'ED, "Ashita ga kurunara"
Katy Perry, "I Kissed a Girl"
Lena Horne featuring Q-Tip, "I Got Rhythm"
Maria Mena, "Sorry"
Mariah Carey, "Touch My Body"
Maxwell, "This Woman's Work"
The MC5, "Kick out the Jams"
Mika, "Grace Kelly"
Miley Cyrus, "Party in the USA"
The Pixies, "Tame"
Rex Harrison, "Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?" [Technically, "A Hymn to Him"]
Shakira, "She Wolf"
Shania Twain, "Man[!] I Feel like a Woman"
Taylor Swift, "Love Story"
"Zelda's Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
and not one, not three, but TWO papers on "Lola" by The Kinks!
In other news, my personal life is quite hellish at the moment, and I am super, super grateful for my friends who have all been amazing as the world crumbles. I am beyond reluctant to discuss matters in this public forum, but feel free to contact me for all the painful details.
In other, happier news, Bea Arthur has left $300,000.00 to the Ali Forney Center, the largest organization in the country (the world?) for homeless LGBT youth. What a woman.