I taught a class on the Psychology of Women. Ahh…… Those were the days. I have never worked harder on a course and if I do say so myself….it was fabulous. So, I’m telling you this because I was reminded of the class yesterday while wasting time on YouTube. I was looking around for demonstrations of handfasting ceremonies to send to Charlie, when I was distracted by a musician who I haven’t thought about for a while. Dar Williams. In my Psych of Women class I had a kind of soundtrack for the course in which as students got to class (5 min or so before start time) a song related to the topic for the day would be playing. They loved it and I loved it and it was tons of fun. One of the songs that they were the most responsive to was a Dar Williams song that I used early in the course to start the conversation on gender and gender roles. The song is called “When I was a Boy” and it is just amazing. I love, love, love the idea of being “just a small boy on her bike”. Yesterday I found a video of the song and just sat in front of my computer crying. Yeh, it’s been that kind of a weekend 😉 So, I’m adding a link here and I think you should check it out. It’s worth your time for sure!
And if that totally wrecks you, I suggest the pick me up that I selected for myself. It certainly did the trick. Yes, I’m talking about Amy Ray again ;). This is a video of Amy and Brandi Carlile (also fabulous in her own right) singing a solo tune of Amy’s called Johnny Rottentale. All I have to say is “Um, excuse me Brandi. Can I sing your part? Yeh? Thanks!”