A while ago the Guardian had an article in about people in Britain buying more guitars then usual. Apparently a higher percentage of young females were picking up guitars. They said this was because of the likes of Avril Lavigne. Oh yes,Avril, the most credible female guitarist out there. This article has already begun to make my stomach churn. Have they not heard of Brody Dalle, Courtney Love (ok so shes apparently a crappy guitar player but still she's influential), Kathleen Hanna, Joan Jett, Joni Mitchell, Juliana Hatfield, Kelley Deal, Corin Tucker, Chrissie Hynde, PJ Harvey etc? And why can't girls be influenced by men aswell?
It then went on to Daisy Rock guitars. The necks a made slimmer so smaller fingers find it easier to finger notes - now I think this is a good idea because I have v. small hands and do find it hard but I manage. They're also lighter for us weak girls! The think that really pisses me off though is the fact they can't come in normal shapes and colours. They come in puke inducing colours like Blue Mermaid, Purple passion, Pepper Mint, Awesome Pink. And in stupid shapes like daisy's, hearts and butterflies. For Fuck Sake - I'm not Barbie. Do I want an awesome pink love heart guitar? No! And if any female walked on stage with one she'd instantly lose all credibility and respect, she'd be a joke. I went on Daisy Rock's website and it states that one of it's customers it Hilary Duff . Nuff said.
I was going to write into the guardian complaining about the article but my mum threw it away.