In case you missed it, here’s what was on the blog recently.
- Tuesday, Feb. 6: RIP, John Maloney of Frasier.
- Wednesday, Feb. 7: I’ve got some great new imagery coming out for the jewelry line. See a video from behind the scenes at a recent photo shoot.
- Friday, Feb. 9: I hope some of you jewelry lovers in Seattle got to check out the official ANZA Gems launch.
- Sunday, Feb. 11: Justin Timberlake’s mediocre halftime show reminded me of Janet Jackson and some things that piss me off about the Grammys, including the oblivious-to-bias president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow.
- Tuesday, Feb. 13: Candidly speaking, if you’re not using ResistBot, are we even friends? Text “RESIST” to 50409 for an easy way to become more politically active.
- Wednesday, Feb. 14: Another behind the scenes video … this time in the office plus Happy Valentine’s Day, from me, Hi-Rez, and McDonald’s.
- Thursday, Feb. 15: MrB and I celebrated our 20th date-a-versary.
Going back to my “Grammys suck” post, I was excited to see that Fiona Apple is among the many women who share my feelings about the Recording Academy’s president, Neil Portnow (that’s the guy who said women would do better in the music industry if they would just “step up”). It’s a little hard to see in this video screencap, but Fiona wore a “Kneel Portnow” t-shirt during a guest appearance with Garbage’s Shirley Manson at the Girlschool L.A. festival earlier this month. Ha!
I found out about this belatedly from a great Huffington Post interview with Manson by Noah Michelson. I love that Shirley tells it like it is about everything she’s asked. As for Portnow, she said:
“With regards to Neil Portnow, I think he should step down. I think he’s shown his true colors. I think he’s shown how he thinks. I think that he’s a sexist misogynist, and I think it’s time for him to go. I think it’s pretty simple. And I think any other female musician feels the same way — and if they don’t, they don’t understand what the fuck is going on.”
Manson, along with Girlschool artistic collective founder Anna Bulbrook, did another outspoken interview with Yahoo! that’s also worth reading.