Saturday, December 20, 2014

SoNG: Tell Me

Protesting at the Seneca Army Depot main gate, Sept. 4, 1983 filmed by WEFPJ Women's Video Collective. Song from Average Dyke Band - Dorm Room Recording, 1985

Tell Me 
by WEFPJ Average Dyke Band - Fish
PeHP Source: ADB cassette 1985: ADB Songsheets 1985-1987


    * The Average Dyke Band (ADB) sprang up at the Peace Camp in the summer of 1985.  The theory we put into action was that songs, singing and musical instrumentation were not the domain of an exclusive, talented few. We had found that far too many women fell silent musically because somewhere along the way they were told they didn't have a good voice, couldn't carry a tune, couldn't keep a beat. The ADB, then, was the musical counterpart to the Camp's consensus process philosophy and practice - every woman's voice would be heard. We were inclusive, we were average, and we had a damn good time.

No comments:

Post a Comment