Friday, March 8, 2013

♀ A Day for Women ♀

  Today is National Women's Day. It is a day to celebrate women in all of their glory, as well as all the amazing thing women do. Specifically in the past 100 years or so, women have received more and more recognition, and I'm thankful I live in a time where they do. Women have received the right to vote, started wearing pants, and going out and creating jobs for themselves in a time where previously only men had jobs. We've really come so far.
  That being said, there are still a few things women have not been able to accomplish. One of these things, unfortunately, is equality. Although women have been offered many of the same options men have been offered, there are still sexist pigs out there who treat women like doormats. They believe a "woman's place is in the kitchen," and that women are no good for more than sex.
  Although I've made a post similar to this before (here), I decided it's time to celebrate women in music, fashion, and film, three things I like most.

Pattie Boyd

  As those of you who know me probably know, I love Pattie Boyd dearly. She was a stunning model and overall beautiful figure. Strangely, I didn't like her until I read her 2007 autobiography, Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. She was and still is so beautiful, and I really wish models nowadays used her as more of an inspiration. To me, she is simply stunning. And her birthday is March 17th, so wish her a happy birthday as well!

Miss Pamela

  Pamela Miller, Miss Pamela, Pamela Des Barres- Whatever you call her, she's beautiful. Miss Pamela started off as a groupie in the late 1960's and later went on to be in the GTO's, a band created by the infamous Frank Zappa. Althought The GTO's didn't achieve commercial success, Pamela went on to date multiple musicians and artists and prove to the world that she was a fierce go-getter. Like Pattie, she's written several autobiographies and is currently in the process of opening her own clothing line, Groupie Couture.

Marianne Faithfull

  Marianne Faithfull is most known for dating Mick Jagger in the mid-late 1960's. After she and Mick split, she was so damaged from drugs and smoking that her beautiful singing voice was permanently altered. But that didn't stop Marianne from making a comeback. She released "Why D'Ya Do It?" nearly a decade later, a nasty and rough take on the men who had used her during her life with Mick. She's even an actress, appearing in several modern films, the most recent to my knowledge 2006's "Marie Antoinette."

Cherie Currie
  When I mention The Runaways, most people think of Joan Jett. As much as I love Joan, I felt Cherie, the band's lead singer, was often overlooked. In the midst of 1977 punk rock, Cherie Currie rocked her corset and fishnets and strutted across the stage like she owned the place. I have yet to get a haircut similar to hers. If you're interested in hearing her story, like most powerful rock and roll women, she released an autobiography called "Neon Angel." There is also the 2010 film "The Runaways" starring Kristin Stewart and Dakota Fanning, although I'd much rather prefer you watch a video of her and the band performing live in Japan in order to get the full effect.

Cynthia Powell
  The second Beatle-wife on this list, Cynthia is known for marrying John Lennon. Although he left her for Yoko Ono in 1968, she remained strong and tried to continue her career. She is currently in her fourth marriage, and has even released her own autobiography, simply titled "John," about both her and her life with John Lennon. She remains ever graceful, sometimes connecting with her old Beatle-wife buddies, mainly Pattie Boyd and John Lennon's former girlfriend May Pang.

The most badass little girl, ever.

  1. "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways
  2. "Why D'ya Do It?" by Marianne Faithfull
  3. "Those Were the Days" (Cover) by Cynthia Powell
  4. "Do Me In Once and I'll be Sad, Do Me In Twice and I'll Know Better (Circular Circulation)" by The GTO's
  5. "As Tears Go By" by Marianne Faithfull
  6. "I'm in Love With the Ooo-Ooo Man" by The GTO's
  7. "I Love Playing With Fire" by The Runaways
  8. "Power to the People" by John Lennon

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