15 May 2009

St. Vincent

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, finally caught my attention from this passage in the Times:

She dismisses the notion that shredding can’t be girly. “Growing up, I was never made aware of the idea that because I’m anatomically female, my fingers and brain don’t work as well,” she said. “I never did feel like I was constantly having to overcome, ‘I’m a girl but I can play.’ That’s just silly.” She proudly calls herself a pedal nerd, having invented a “stomp board” to simulate drums when she’s playing solo.
Now I have to see her play live. In the meantime, these videos must suffice:

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