On how women present themselves in comedy
“It’s just such a tangled-up issue, the way women present themselves — whether or not they choose to put their thumbs in their panties on the cover of Maxim and judge each other back and forth on it. It’s a complicated issue, and we didn’t go much further on saying anything other than to say, ‘Yeah, it’s a complicated issue and we’re all kind of figuring it out as we go.’
“In the episode [of 30 Rock called “TGS Hates Women”], we have a fake website called Joanofsnark.com that the women at Jezebel.com immediately recognized that it was their website basically and it was … I don’t have the answer. But I find it interesting that Olivia [Munn, a correspondent on The Daily Show] gets people who go after her on some of these sites because she’s beautiful, and that’s part of it. I think if she were kind of an aggressive, heavier girl with a Le Tigre mustache posing in her underpants, people would be like, ‘That’s amazing. Good for you.’ But because she’s very beautiful, people are like, ‘You’re using that.’ It’s a mess. We can’t figure it out.”
So much real talk (Via)
”There are so many interpretations, so many artists,” Snyder pointed out. “I have that stamp image - him tearing open his jacket. Its got a retro vibe to it. That’s the background on my iPad. It’s Curt Swan and the way he draws that jawline, it is like Mt. Rushmore, totally, or like The Incredibles.”
Josh Bloom (Fanatic Promotion)
There’s still more prestige with print, even when speaking about press coverage in general. It’s still better to get a feature in a fashion magazine like Soma, than it is a review on Pitchfork. (via)
One comment on the full article: I’m amazed that publicists for new bands still place so much emphasis on print, especially given how completely the online indie world, myself included, ignores it (and I write for a print magazine). If people who care about new bands read magazines over Pitchfork and Stereogum, you’d be hard-pressed to prove it.
I apologize very deeply for my support over the years for the group Roxy Music. I had no idea until very recently that their singer Bryan Ferret is also an avid hunter, and is now managed by his Lord of the Hunt son, Odious Ferry.
for every new band DiS champions, we still end up getting 1000% more traffic on slagging off the Kings of Leon or getting into a row with Brian May over Mika. it’s utterly depressing that one bit of negativity is worth an infinite amount of positivity. a lot of this has underlined a lot of my issues with what DiS currently is and makes me wonder what it could be in the future. sticking my neck out, running a label felt a trillion times more positive than running a few hundred 6 or 7 outta ten reviews a year. DiS doesn’t stick its neck out that much any more, partly because when we do, it’s hard for anyone to notice. something has to change, doesn’t it?
Sean: Yes! Something has to change. I don’t know what it is, or how we get there, but this is something I think about all the time and one of us will figure it out eventually. Thanks for defending me in that thread, by the way, and also for the “mad hits.”