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Seven songs in seven days: five

Bonnie Raitt: Angel From Montgomery

What’s not to like about such a beautiful song?


It’s a wonderful song about growing old together, even if that’s not the best option available.

It matters to me because so many of the songs I loved when I was a boy were sung by women. Discovering how many of them were written by men was a shock.

Imagine being a teenager watching a bar of women and gay men singing along to Band of Gold, and knowing it was written by men. Welcome to my world.

Bonnie Raitt is a beautiful, wonderful woman. She took John Prine’s song, and turned it into an anthem for women.

As a man, I learned a huge amount about the performance of gender by watching a woman make clear that a song mattered because of what it made you feel, and how it helped you see the world, not because of who wrote it.



One comment on “Seven songs in seven days: five

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