hannastar @ : Not totally Gossip-related...
... I hope that's ok. I reckon they'd approve.
I'm currently driving myself mildly insane trying to edit a fanzine to accompany my local Ladyfest (www.ladyfestcambridge.co.uk). Many of the articles are turning out kinda gloomy, more on the side of the bad aspects of the music industry and local music scenes; so I wanted to try and bring a bit more joy into the situation, cos, afterall, these things are meant to be fun.
(The Gossip actually played Cambridge Ladyfest a few years ago. I was away. That was not fun.)
SO, here is an open question to all female-identifying readers of this community, and I'd be really grateful if some of you would like to share your thoughts:What's the best thing about being a girl in a music scene?
Sorry to anyone who sees a message very similar to this in some other communities. That's probably your fault for being too riot grrl ;)
rose_kolodny @ : Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Kudos here to my work chum Chris for mentioning that Gossip had been "in the papers" recently. Clearly Chris reads better papers than me.
What the chuff is all the fuss about? Topshop wanted Gossip to perform some gigs in store and Beth Ditto has say nay because they don't stock clothes that fit her.
You can read about this here
I bet this makes the people who thought up the promotion feel more than a tad silly.
People are blogging about what Topshop wanted to achieve here and asking if Topshop are wanting to court a better relationship with the fat pound. No, they're courting the cool pound, as always. If a rhinestone covered turd was the darling of the ubercool in-crowd Topshop would want it to model their skinny bootcut jeans!