Jamie’s Team Pick:
For those looking for a way to garner lesbian internet fandom only matched by the girl who wrote about Autostraddle with the autoharp, Bust magazine informs us Ani wants your help in making the music video for her song “Mariachi” from her album Which Side Are You On? To participate, you can submit Youtube videos of you (or your friend’s) interpretation of this new song, be it singing, dancing or (if we can judge your talents by the A-Camp talent show,) interpretative hula-hooping to a ukulele cover of the song. Stuff you could win includes a signed vinyl test-pressing and a Righteous Babe Records prize pack in addition to potentially being in her new music video.
Full disclosure: I was underwhelmed by this new song. But it’s Ani! So either go submit a video or maybe let’s just talk about our favorite Ani songs from her arguably more righteous earlier albums and/or favorite concert experiences watching her wail on a guitar before a sea full of lesbians. I know I’ve seen you at Ani Difranco Appreciation Club Meetings before.