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OK, this is creepy, offensive, and tongue-in-cheek, insulting, depressing, YET awesome all at the same time.

http://www.wrnr.com/

WRNR has changed its call letters and format for the day to all-women rocking WOMB.

It's creepy and all that stuff because it brings up how depressingly sexist popular music still is, and because of the creepy baby on the website and joking yet pointedly appropriate* equating of women with their body parts, but it's nice to have this just for a day. Though I hate Garbage and Portishead. :D

All in all I say, cheers RNR.

*pointedly appropriate because it COULD be intended in the way i'm taking it, to send up sexist stereotyped media geared towards women.

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catsaurus
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
Could this be an April Fools thing? "Testosterone Free Music"!
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
oh it totally is. i'm still against april fools, but this one is actually amusing to some extent.
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snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping it's a sendup of that attitude, a mocking of it. Becuase that shit is WACK.
tommx
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
wild.

i'd hate of what the call letters for an all male radio station would be.

wpns?
wprk?
peregrin8
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
wank
tommx
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
yes, that about sums it up.
shadrone
Apr. 1st, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
When I tried to pronounce wrnr it comes out weiner, sorta.
peregrin8
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
I have decided that it is incisive feminist parody (b/c I love that station!) So nobody burst my bubble please...
grrangela
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
This is the route I'm going to, because WRNR (or WOMB, if they prefer) is one of the best things we have going for us in Murrland.
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Me too. I'm glad we're all agreed. :)
salami_salome
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
I hope you are right, and that it is a self-aware parody of sexist media.

I am not so sure.

But I should be more generous. Hell, if I can read Eminem as a satirist of the cliches of his genre...
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
They are playing Hole right now...

"SOMEDAY YOU WILL ACHE LIKE I ACHE"

It has to be self-aware!!! Even if Courtney Love has been dragged through the mud.
wasabi_poptart
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I was listening this morning, and couldn't possibly be offended because the musical selections were so good.
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Other than Portishead, I've been happy so far. :)
crafting_change
Apr. 1st, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
..man... dissin' my portishead twice??

I hadn't even heard of this station till now.
shadrone
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Dang. But I want to go to the Tori concert... even if I am the only streight guy there. (observation from last one I went to)


That baby is creepy.

And did they HAVE to make it pink?
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
"from the station that thinks pink!!"

the only thing i can imagine is that they took it so far in the name of satire. :)
summer_queen
Apr. 2nd, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Heh. I want to go too. And trust me, there were tons o' straight guys when I saw her years ago. I've yet to forget the one who said "oh to be a Steinway piano," to which my roomie blithely replied, "don't you mean 'oh to be a Steinway piano *bench*'?"
angela_la_la
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
I dunno, she bangs the piano pretty hard.

::cymbal crash::
rackletang
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
That's kind of awesome. Of course, my ex used to listen to a web-based techno station called the Womb... But that was different. :)
tartedelune
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
I was so confused when I was listening to it in the shower this morning.

I'm still a little apprehensive about the line they are walking even if in parody. It is tricky to effectively satire a mentality that is still so popular in mainstream society, especially when they leave it completely open to interpretation like this. I will be curious to see what they say about it tomorrow.

With that said, it was really nice to actually hear some (non-pop) female musicians on the radio.
snidegrrl
Apr. 1st, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
I will be curious to see what they say about it tomorrow.

You're so, so right. We're not getting any context from the DJs because they are all being "in character" right now although I have heard a bit of snarky tone from the one that's on right now. I can imagine how listeners that have a different mindset to mine might be reacting.
cheetahmaster
Apr. 2nd, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
Magistrate called to let me know about it, and I got a kick out of it. And a good selection of music to boot! When I heard they were also giving away Tori tickets, I cracked up.
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