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Geek Girls Are Real

Upworthy shared this video, and I wanted to share it with all of you.  Although I certainly spend a lot of time here talking about porn and sex, I also spend a certain amount of it talking about gender and about my own personal interests (outside of porn, sex and gender, of course) including some of my geekier proclivities.  Luckily, I haven’t been subject of much speculation on whether or not I’m geeky enough, but it’s tremendously common for women, especially those in sexier professions.

This song is pretty and catchy, but it’s the smiling faces of proud geek girls who really make it, and the simple defiance that they don’t have to prove anything.  It’s nice to have passions and interests and to feel a sense of community, and to have people bully you and tell you that you can’t really love what you love because you’re a girl (or you’re pretty/sexy/seem cool…) is a real shame.

On top of the lovely music by The Doubleclicks and some very special geek guest stars, it’s just a lovely message.  What do you take from it?  Do you think anyone can be a geek?  They do say that we shall inherit the earth.  :P

Geeky Kitten Ukulele Song

Sophie sent this along to me because she knows this lovely comedian by the name of DeAnne Smith, who is a Montreal local.  Apparently she has been doing this song (among others) in her act for a while, but this is the first time that she used the internet’s secret ingredient…  A kitten!  And the internet approves heartily!

Now she’s gone viral, and I can definitely see why this video would make its way into my hot little hands…  For one, it’s on a ukulele, which is right up my alley.  It’s about sexy, geeky pick-up lines and, though she’s missing much on the gaming/Mac/coding front, she still gets top marks for her wit and knowledge of grammar…  And then, of course, the kitten.  It’s a peppy, perky little song and the little kitten attempts to strum along, which creates some hilarious impromptu (one-way) banter.

What do you think of this?  Is it a little TOO cute, or are these puns right on the money for you?  And, who plays the ukulele better?  Deanne, or her furry friend?  It’s nice to share a little Montreal content here, especially since it fits so many little quirks of my personality so nicely.  I hope it fits with yours too!

Sex and Music

Sexy Camille Crimson nude

Here’s another Q+A Question that has been wandering around my mind lately:

I’d like to hear your thoughts on the relationship between music and sex (and sexuality in general) and how you go about finding music for the video soundtracks – you seem to have a very diverse and eclectic set of artists to choose from.

For one, I’m always so happy when people like the kinds of music we use in our videos.  They’re definitely not just slapped on there and we take the time to peruse to find what would really work for each film.  We use Jamendo, which is an amazing place to find creative commons music.

We tend to stick mostly to the soft, hypnotic side of things, but sometimes we play a bit more with trip hop/hip hop, experimental jazz and even metal for one often-requested title.  There are often lyrics that kind of fit the feeling, but instrumentals work quite nicely too when we can’t find anything that both sounds like and is textually relevant to the action.

From time to time, I’ve recorded and shared my own music, including all throughout our DVD.  Sometimes that’s the best way of all to have exactly the right music to accentuate the mood, but it’s a lot more labour-intensive.  ;)

It’s funny…  We don’t listen to music when we shoot, and we don’t often when we have sex either, because I think our intimacy is all the sensuality we need in the moment.  But, I think that music fills in that gap of intimacy perfectly when making videos.  It adds that swelling feeling, that seduction, that intensity that can never quite perfectly translate from the physical to the purely visual.  It adds an extra element of warmth somehow.  I think that’s why we see it so important to our filmmaking process.

Hopefully this link will make you giggle, all about the music people have sex to.  So, I was wondering…  What music would you/do you listen to during sex, and maybe even…  What would be on the soundtrack of our videos if you could choose?

Sex as Jamming

I love an astute observation and a good analogy when it comes to sex, and this video is rife with both of them.  Also, as someone musically inclined, it’s right up my alley.  This lovely and charming video by Canadian sex educator Karen B. K. Chang is an excellent way of understanding sex…  as a musical jam.

It’s drawn/mixed media stop motion video created for the SexEd Project.  I think it’s really brilliant.  It preaches knowing yourself and practicing with yourself and others, collaboration, understanding sex as a process, communication, presence, an end to sexual shame, consent…  Every single comparison is perfect and are the types of things I had never thought about concretely before.

Probably the most interesting statement from this is that pleasure is a renewable resource, which is true of both sex and music…  And what a nice thought!  It’s something we can create together or alone that has no limit.  I hope this is an uplifting thought for you, and I’d love to hear if you have any prolongations for this particular analogy…  Let’s jam on the motif and see what comes up!

Animusic

This is exactly the kind of weird video I like.  Sure, the concept has been around for a while, but it’s soothingly hypnotic, especially for someone like me who is so into music.  I saw Nina Hartley of all people post it the other day and it felt like a little trip down CGI memory lane.

While I do really love posting about sexuality and porn (and don’t worry, I have a whole lot of things to discuss coming down the barrel) I wanted to share something nice and relaxing today.  The music is interesting but not overwhelming, there seems to be a real rooting in the understanding of how music is made and the imagery is inventive without being jarring…  It’s peculiar, but in a lovely way.

I hope you like this little video.  I think I’ll be sticking to my guitar, flute, ukulele and piano for now, but you never know…  Maybe some day I’ll get my hands on a weird video like that.  Probably not, but you never know.  And I’d love to know if any of you recognize this kind of video and if it feels like a little memory jolt for you too!

The Beat of a Different Drum

Valentine’s Day is over, it’s Friday and I think it’s just time to let loose.  Maybe a little music to celebrate the denouement of a busy week?  Perhaps something upbeat with a good rhythm?  I know!  How about the beautiful tones of four well-smacked behinds?  Well, that’s what’s on tap (HA!) for today here.  This is PATAX – a musical video project devoted to salsa spanking.

The musician is Jorge Perez, and he was inspired by curvacious women, so he made this lovely and both sexy and non-sexual video.  Obviously the women are beautiful of butt and bent over in thongs, but the music is probably the most interesting component.  It’s quite compelling.

I hope you’ll be dancing in your seat when you hear this.  It does make me think, though…  So much of sex is a symphony.  Maybe I’ll have to do an ode to moans and suction some day.  I guess our bodies are the best instruments, both of pleasure and of making sweet music.