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Marketing Mommy

"My Coat of Many Colors," by Dolly Parton, has reminded me--time and time again--that no matter what life throws at me--I've got it pretty good.


While I love Sarah (and the song, Ice Cream), I have been an Ani DiFranco fan since my college days. She will always inspire me - and even inspired the tattoo I got on my chest (where she also has one).

I'm so jealous that you were able to ask these ladies questions. Very cool!


Oops. I forgot to leave the URL to my tweet...


rebekah (clarity in creation.)

this is an awesome giveaway! thank you!

Valle Dwight

Sounds like an amazing day...one of my fave "lady singers" is Martha Wainwright doing her version of Leonard Cohen's the Traitor..


When my mother died when I was just 19 years old, I remember sitting in my bed numb and unable to move the next morning when I woke up and the reality came crashing down on me. I became aware that music was playing somewhere in the house - LOUD music! I went downstairs where my sister was playing Kate Bush, "This Woman's Work" and we both listened to the lyrics over and over again and cried and cried. I can't really listen to that song without thinking of my mother even now, though usually now I remember the many postive, good things about her.

Those lyrics:

"I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking:
All the things I should have said, but I never said.
All the things we should have done, but we never did.
All the things I should have given, but I didn't.
Oh, darling, make it go,
Make it go away!"

Kate Bush wrote a song that speaks to me. Thank you Kate Bush!


Mine is Pink. Specifically her "So What!" It has become my mantra to sing at the top of my lungs.


Am I shallow for merely being entranced by how CUTE your hair looks in the pics??

Jessica Ashley (Sassafrass)

Marketing Mommy, I adore Dolly Parton. What a great pick.

And Hip Mom, you know I am a HUGE Ani fan as well. She can really kick life back in the ass with her incredible guitar skills and raw lyrics. Love.

And Kate Bush and Pink certainly hold a place in my heart and iPod. What great choices!

Finally, Viola - Thanks so much for saying that about my hair. I thought it was a sweaty mess! :)

Pass the word along, ladies. Let's get this contest rolling.


I think it was Emily Robison's brother who actually wrote the song, but Travelin' Soldier by the DCs was just amazing. What a great, stupendous day. Way to go Lil E!

Aisle 424

I loved Natalie Merchant back in the day and I have really started appreciating Tegan and Sara lately.



"Giant" by Melissa Etheridge (although I'm a little mad at her right now). That song gets me totally pumped up. It wasn't a single so you may not have heard it.


Whenever I need a little pick me up, or want to reflect on some of the best times in my life, I listen to Aimee Mann, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Sarah McLachlan. Most recently, Tegan and Sara are my go-to girls!


I love Sheryl Crow; a little "Soak up the Sun" when it's winter outside and I'm feeling the blues always perks me up. When I was getting divorced, I wore out the songs "The First Cut is the Deepest" and "Always on Your Side" during my initial sad phase and then my new favorite was "Real Gone" when I finally moved to anger.



Jean D.

Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done For Me Lately?" always makes me giggle. I love that song because it is SO unlike anything I would say to someone. I need to develop a bit more of her attitude, eh?

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jean D.



At first I was afraid...I was petrified
Thinking I could never live without you by my side...

"I Will Survive!"

Of course there's also what my (male) friend refers to as my "angry white bitch" music...pretty much anything by Alanis Morisette, Merideth Brooks, Melissa Etheridge, etc.

Karen Murphy

I'm gonna have to start with Heart and yes, Pat Benatar. Then we move on to Melissa Etheridge, speeding through the Arizona desert in my Mazda RX-7, windows rolled down, belting out "Bring Me Some Water." Then on to Natalie Imbruglia and "Torn", Fiona Apple and "Criminal", Natalie Merchant, Katie Todd, and Pink.

There's a theme here somewhere.

Great post!

Karen Murphy


Carolyn G

Stevie Nicks. Ever since I was young her music has made my life better and it always makes me happy. It has helped me through tough times

Carolyn G

tweeted http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/20164982548


Can I just say that I LOVED this post? Seriously, so empowering, fun, the pics were great, and the story made me laugh, smile, and wanna rock OUT! :) One song that always helps me is by the awesome Kate Bush, it's called "This Woman's Work", and it's awesome, you NEED to listen to it if you haven't. Theres this line where her voice sings "I know you have a little life in you yet, I know you've got a lot of strength yet..." and I just totally feel so emotional and uplifted and comforted!


I tweeted also:


Gwen Stefani absolutely slayed me when No Doubt's "I'm Just a Girl" came out. It was so different, and so fun, and ... nobody in my small town GOT it. I was 16 and I blasted a tape of it over and over and over again while driving around town. I always felt different, but having music that I really felt a connection to made me feel like different wasn't such a problem.

Alanis Morisette was probably the next big influence for me, but along the way I always dug Blondie and Stevie Nicks.

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