The Musician: Binki Shapiro  One-third of the harmonious Little Joy posse, this pretty, multi-instrumental vocalist is in the throes of creating cover art and making a video for a fresh set of hits she recently completed with Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches (anyone else already have the Juno soundtrack stuck in their heads?). The one-time Beck muse has been bouncing around the country, burning the midnight oil coming up with all kinds of ditties. The crooner says, “I can’t wait to come back to L.A., though, to play shows again and to continue recording my own music.”  And with this much fire in her (itty-bitty) belly, Little Joy is looking like perhaps the littlest thing she’ll do in a sure-to-be lengthy career. When asked if the Lala native still frequents the Echo Park dive bar that the band swiped its name from, she replies, “I actually haven’t been there in a really long time. I think someone else owns it now, and the last time I went it just wasn’t the same — like Cheers with a different bartender.” Well, the spot and Shapiro only have a name in common, because this gal’s on the up and up! 


Why does this write-up talk so much about Binki Shapiro’s body?? I liked that Little Joy album back in 2008 but it had nothing to do with anybody’s “(itty-bitty) belly.” The only music-related quote from Shapiro has her talking about doing her own music, so why does this whole article talk about her in relation to other people, in relation to men? 
After some searching I found the source of this piece is some online magazine called Refinery29 and the article was part of “L.A.’s 30 Under 30: The City’s Rising Stars.” I’m guessing music criticism and gender politics aren’t really their jam, so I suppose their focus on “pretty” looks over musical talent (or a sense of surprise at anyone having both) is not a shock. Yet I’m constantly torn between wanting people to talk more about women artists and wanting people to just SHUT UP if all they’re going to do write this schlocky stuff. In this case I think the cost was maybe too high. STOP, people. STOP.

The Musician: Binki Shapiro
One-third of the harmonious Little Joy posse, this pretty, multi-instrumental vocalist is in the throes of creating cover art and making a video for a fresh set of hits she recently completed with Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches (anyone else already have the Juno soundtrack stuck in their heads?). The one-time Beck muse has been bouncing around the country, burning the midnight oil coming up with all kinds of ditties. The crooner says, “I can’t wait to come back to L.A., though, to play shows again and to continue recording my own music.”

And with this much fire in her (itty-bitty) belly, Little Joy is looking like perhaps the littlest thing she’ll do in a sure-to-be lengthy career. When asked if the Lala native still frequents the Echo Park dive bar that the band swiped its name from, she replies, “I actually haven’t been there in a really long time. I think someone else owns it now, and the last time I went it just wasn’t the same — like Cheers with a different bartender.” Well, the spot and Shapiro only have a name in common, because this gal’s on the up and up!

Why does this write-up talk so much about Binki Shapiro’s body?? I liked that Little Joy album back in 2008 but it had nothing to do with anybody’s “(itty-bitty) belly.” The only music-related quote from Shapiro has her talking about doing her own music, so why does this whole article talk about her in relation to other people, in relation to men?

After some searching I found the source of this piece is some online magazine called Refinery29 and the article was part of “L.A.’s 30 Under 30: The City’s Rising Stars.” I’m guessing music criticism and gender politics aren’t really their jam, so I suppose their focus on “pretty” looks over musical talent (or a sense of surprise at anyone having both) is not a shock. Yet I’m constantly torn between wanting people to talk more about women artists and wanting people to just SHUT UP if all they’re going to do write this schlocky stuff. In this case I think the cost was maybe too high. STOP, people. STOP.

(Source: fuckyeahthestrokesgirls, via sirenssongs)

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