Blogathon 2006: Global Fund for Women
Bethanne from Clever Titles Are So Last Summer has arranged a collective music blogger contribution to the Blogathon 2006, a charity fundraising mechanism much like those pesky PBS telethons but with much cooler music. Every half hour today (July 29th), a new music post will go up on Clever Titles... liveblogged by a music blogger from somewhere in the music blogosphere. The participants are blogging on behalf of the Global Fund for Women , an international women's human rights foundation, and have already raised over $140. Join in and contribute your coinage!
Though I was not able to formally participate, I won't miss the chance to blog in support of international human rights and "Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe?" seemed an appropriate piece of music. The Dears are a group from Montreal specializing in raw emotive pop with clever songwriting and lyrical meaning to back it up. Checkout more as they release a new album August 6, 2006.
The Dears - Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe? (mp3)
Barbara Kruger is a necesary voice in the illumination of universal gender atrocities and the underlying power structures that perpetuate them. Her postmodern works pair the communicative efficiency of a simple advertising aesthetic with weighty issues in a combination that screams with urgency and intensity.