The Relevance of Lilith Fair In 2010
Yesterday, I appeared on WNYC's "Soundcheck Smackdown" to debate the merits of the floundering 2010 Lilith Fair tour. I took the "it kinda sucks!" position; Marisa Meltzer presented the opposite viewpoint. I'm a big fan of Meltzer's book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution In Music, so it was fun. Bonus: at the end of the segment, Meltzer calls out a dude listener for his "patriarchal" dismissal of our youth. The online comments from listeners are interesting, too: Everything from "is there something a little creepy about women of necessity having a commonality, simply based on gender determinism?" to "Younger women have a tendency to be entirely embarrassed of anything explicitly labeled 'feminist' or 'women only' . . . that territory [is] just shy of absolute taboo." Listen here.