Whatever Wednesday: Storm Large
I don’t really watch reality television. I like my television like I like my books: fantastical. Which is why I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s about as far from reality as you can get. That, and Drag Queens are epic. I also don’t have cable, so I watch it all on logotv.com. I’ve seen all of seasons 2 and 3, and I’m starting to watch season 1 while waiting for Drag U to start.
Don’t judge me.
Like any show with a cast of characters, I have my favorites. Season 2 gave me Raven, Jujubee, and Pandora Boxx. Recently, FrightDyke, my super-awesome girlfriend (go read her blog! It’s hilarious, even if you don’t like horror movies. It’s in the links!), got to see Ms. Boxx perform. She did this:
She sent me this exact link, and I laughed for thirty minutes, and sung the song for about a week…month…ok, I’m still singing it, which is why, yesterday, I went searching for this video again, in an attempt to knock that song out of my head. Instead, I found the original video:
I went: She’s pretty! Then I went: She’s funny! and lampooning the Sarah McLaughlin types! The song ended, and I happened to see this:
I admit, I clicked mostly because of the title. Around this time, Fright Dyke was shaking her head at me. BUT I WAS NOT DETERRED! I saw this:
and went: SHE SOUNDS LIKE DANZIG, HOLY CRAP!
I listen to so many kinds of music, I give my iPod whiplash. But, the first musical genre that I listened to of my own free will (read: without my parent’s knowledge) was Metal. Hard Rock. Classic Rock. I have a special place in my heart for Hair Metal. In High School, it’s all I would listen to. I’ve since branched out, musically. I hesitate to say that I listen to Punk, because I feel that true punk music, like hardcore–punk-fuck-this-rah music, isn’t recorded, and was all played over 20 years ago. But I listen to a lot that’s as close as we can get to that today, and a lot that’s inspired by that, and whatever I can find from then that happened to get recorded, anyway. I like female vocalists (Pink. The Jett. Gaga. Surprised? really?) mostly because it’s easier for me to sing along. I have certain rap/hip-hop/r&b songs (C-Lo Green, the Sucker Punch soundtrack, Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry. Dick in a Box) and pop/disco songs, (…Katy Perry. Ke$ha. Cascasa. The Gaga) mostly for when I’m walking/running. I have a lot of comedy (The Lonely Island. The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins), and a lot of folk-inspired stuff (Indigo Girls, again, a shocker. Mumford and Sons).
Storm Lodge? Has what I love about ALL OF THEM. Her music rocks (check out her links, all the covers she’s done? classic rock). Female vocalist. There’s a truly punk anger to her performance. It’s high energy. It’s funny. And that throaty alto? Folksy-in-the-best-way.
FrightDyke watched with me, and says that I now have a new friend. I think she’s right.
I just… I love this. I love her.
She has an amazing voice, a truly awesome stage presence, and after this interview on Ellen:
I like her. She’s no-nonsense, thoughtful, smart, and practical. Particularly about shoes. Also HAT and VEST.
I’ll be buying the album.
And, apparently, she got her start on a reality TV show, Rockstar Supernova. I guess they are good for some things.
Which reminds me–
So, I was reading this story…