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Lab Track: These Aren’t the Droids

If you’re anything like me, you may want to clear an area in whatever room you’re in to allow for plenty of running-around-flailing-and-screaming space. (And if, like me, you’re at work when you see this, get ready to pretend you’re totally not silently screaming to yourself).

Neko Case and her always-amazing musical sidekick Kelly Hogan have written a feminist sci-fi anthem. (You got sci-fi in my feminism! You got feminism in my sci-fi!). It’s about how the great sci-fi stories about the future are mostly written by men for men, and there’s not a lot appealing about it for women. So they describe what a feminist futurescape would look like. Dudes with boobs and the concept of Girl Power as an actual fuel source are featured. Obviously.

This is a preliminary release from the comedy-music compilation 2776: A Millennium of American Asskickery, which comes out July 1st and benefits OneKid OneWorld. (We featured another funny and sciencey song from it a few months ago). Anyway, this track is wonderful and hilarious and you have to listen to it.

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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