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NOT JUST TITS IN A CORSET: Celebrating Women in Metal Book

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by usaprogmusic, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. usaprogmusic

    usaprogmusic ProgPowerGRRL

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    It has been a labor of love of mine since 2010 to put together this book about Women in Metal music. I have interviewed over 100 females (musicians, behind the scenes workers and fans) to create a comprehensive book of quotes, narrative, and photos celebrating women in metal. MANY ProgPower USA alums, attendees, and workers (including the wonderful Jen Harveston) have also been interviewed for this book. I am excited to announce that it will be published by end of March 2014.

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    I have decided to self-publish the book so that I have complete creative control over the process. I launched an Indiegogo campaign this weekend to help fund some of the more technical aspects of publishing a book (editing, printing, etc.) I would really appreciate the support from my ProgPower family! The campaign will run until February 10th.

    Campaign link: http://igg.me/at/womeninmetal/x/309940

    For more info on the book, please read about it on the book's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WomenInMetalBook or my blog: www.thewomeninmetal.com

    Thanks!
    :headbang:
     
  2. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    In for a softback. I love the ballsy title.
     
  3. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    Don't like the title but like the idea of a book. Will check out the link.
     
  4. AngraRULES

    AngraRULES Member

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    Good job, Jill. I'll be contributing for sure.

    However, I agree with TDD on the title. ;)
     
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    I had been wondering about this!!!! Glad to see the book is moving into publication. Looking forward to reading it!
     
  6. miel

    miel Mrs. Harvester
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    I encourage everyone to contribute that can - every little bit helps! With your contribution, you may even receive a copy of the book (see campaign details).

    There are not many books out there about Metal, in general, so I feel this book is important to our scene.

    I can attest to Jill being backstage conducting interviews at ProgPower USA XIII - year of metal women! :lol: Simone Simons, Floor Jansen, Anette Olzon, Laura Macri, Clementine Delauney, Elize Ryd, and Dilenya Mar were all present at PP that year.

    I recently re-wrote the fest's Wiki Page in order to save it from deletion (*TOTAL* PITA process I don't wish on anyone) because we did not have enough credible references. I really struggled to find books and magazines not in e-print to show our history since 2001. I can count the # of metal books on 1 hand we were able to cite. That's sad!


    ~Jen
     
  7. SkiBumMSP

    SkiBumMSP Member

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    Glad you did it. I was actually looking into doing that myself, but I had absolutely nothing to reference as all my knowledge about ProgPower was from personal experience and/or what I've read on these forums or on the ProgPower website. However, I may go back in and format those tables a little better to point out the headliners (boldface the band name for the headliner) and perhaps use a different shading of background color to denote the Friday and Saturday part of the lineup.
     
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    miel Mrs. Harvester
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    That would be great, Steven - thank you!

    I look forward to being able to cite from Jill's book on our wiki page.


    ~Jen
     
  9. DuchessOfDork

    DuchessOfDork Member

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    I love the title.
     
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    Yep, I like it too. I will be contributing.
     
  11. dtmetalfan69

    dtmetalfan69 Southside Rocker

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    Totally contributing.........LOVE the title. :)
     
  12. Daggor

    Daggor New Metal Member

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    Perhaps FFM could stop marketing tits and the corset as the first thing you know about a band, if they want the general public to see them as more than such. Looking at you Skylark. Not that it would help, Skylark blows.

    (Disclaimer: that's by no means meant to apply to every FFM band, I know plenty that market properly, but a lot of the bigger names and the lesser quality bands are pretty egregious with marketing. The funniest is when the biggest part of the cover is some half-dressed chick who's not even the singer)
     
  13. DuchessOfDork

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    I feel the same way when I see half naked dudes on album covers.. Put some fucking clothes on you slut.

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    They're not just balls in a loincloth!
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Except in Manowar's case that's all they are.
     
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    nomisofsiman Member

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    :lol: I just noticed your signature. Well done.
     
  17. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Umm...that sig is probably over 5 years old, and dates back to the Powerfest days......you n00B!!! LOL
     
  18. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    LOL-So I see now there is a REVOLVER tour called THE HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK or something like that.
    Headlined by Sick Puppies (Who????) and Lacuna Coil.
     
  19. DuchessOfDork

    DuchessOfDork Member

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    Are they doing that again?
     
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    labarum Cotton Candy Collector

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    Maria Brink makes me want to just throw up...forever.
     

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