Today I came across this email exchange I’d had back in 2003 with journalist Suzie Siegel. She’d reviewed my first album, When I Left Loss. In fact, hers was the first review of my music ever done!
“I was invited to present my work for a Spirituality Seminar in the MSW program @ Syracuse University last year. Ever since then I have wondered about this connection between my work and the ways in which other women experience and explore their own paths–for my work is one version of what it is to individuate–and based on the way my heart was racing that day, I thought I had come upon something very important.”
Suzie wrote back: “Although I was never in the entertainment area of journalism, I often reviewed CDs by women because the work simply wasn’t getting done. Music by men dominates even progressive radio stations, such as WMNF in Tampa. I think women need to hear the stories and voices of other women. Otherwise, we’re always seeing ourselves as reflected by men.”
How good it is to be reminded of something you already knew.
In the corner under the garret… (only after I wrote this did I realize these words are from “For What I Know”, a song I recorded in 1999 on my first album, When I Left Loss)