Saturday, March 14, 2015

ATMajestic Saturday Random Ten

I found out about the Women on 20s project yesterday and asked myself "Is there any point supporting this thing?" Then of course I went to the site and voted. My votes went to Sojourner Truth (slave who triumphed over slavery), Rosa Parks (no introduction needed), and Frances Perkins (first female cabinet secretary). The last of these was specifically Secretary of Labor, so I figure I'm sending a message there, too.
1. St. Vincent - Regret
2. Pink Martini - Je Ne T'aime Plus
3. The Kinks - No Return
4. Beck - Heart is a Drum
5. Broadcast - Corporeal
6. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Lovers Walk
7. New Pornographers - You Tell Me Where
8. Diana Krall - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
9. Fitz & the Tantrums - MerryGoRound
10. Les Baxter - Never on Sunday


susan said...

In 2011, the only Canadian women ever to make it on to our bank notes were erased and replaced with an icebreaker. Goes to show.. Still, I like your choices even though my third would likely be Harriet Tubman or maybe Rosa Parks who wasn't just 'a tired old lady on the bus'.

Nice SR10 this week - those I know anyway. That's a great Kinks song and just a week or so ago I looked up the movie 'Never on Sunday' as one I remembered fondly. I wonder if I'd still enjoy it now?

Ben said...

Canadian women can break the ice, although liquor is quicker. Harriet Tubman would be a good choice too. And you're very right about Rosa Parks. Back then the story went around that she was a "tired old lady" because it was thought that people would be less sympathetic to her if they knew she was a committed activist. Which was a sad statement in itself.

That's a very nice Kinks song. You can see why it grabbed me.