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Brand’s intentions are good; it is clear she wants everyone to board the “Good Ship Feminism” but the moments of fighting talk are negated by what appears to be a somewhat jaded fatigue. On the inside cover, the blurb reads “if there’s one thing we women are entitled to, it’s having a bloody good moan”. Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as 'a nice little girl'. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue. Born Slippy .NUXX" is a song by the British electronic music group Underworld. It was first released as the B-side to " Born Slippy", in May 1995. The fragmented lyrics describe the perspective of an alcoholic. The tone of the book is friendly, conversational and devoid of combat or judgement. It is impossible not to warm to Brand who is at her best when discussing health, parenting and staying sane. The anecdotes shared from her own life are honest, sometimes funny, often poignant. There is an awkward tension, however, when Brand tries to flit between earnest, heartfelt discussion of important topics such as female genital mutilation and the jokes about toothed vaginas that immediately follow. In an effort to be both sincere and still retain her trademark outrageous humour, the text often falls somewhere between both stools.

Music & Media 1996 in Review – Year End Sales Charts" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol.13, no.51/52. 21 December 1996. p.12 . Retrieved 4 February 2020. and still in doesn't get much better then this, great number, fantastic energy, timeless album. Quality of this pressing is great, very dynamic with groundbreaking bass, some surface noice but not noticeable when played. IMHO an album with significant importance to the house industry! 🎵🎵 🎵 🎶 🎶🎶 🎶 ❤️Now she's considerably further along life's inevitable journey and, in this memoir, she reveals a side of herself that we don’t normally hear - the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future. As you’d expect, she pulls no punches. Once upon a (very, very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as "a nice little girl". Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue. Born Slippy Nuxx (UK & European CD single liner notes). Junior Boy's Own, V2 Records. 2003. JBO5024703. Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman and sometimes it’s time to be a hard woman . . . This is a book for all those times. Lester, Paul (11 July 2008). "What's the weirdest chart hit of all time?". The Guardian . Retrieved 5 May 2017.

Indeed, whilst there are plenty of moments where she says things I can relate to, such as people becoming far less polite and tolerant than they might normally be once they get behind the wheel of a vehicle, there are quite a number of moments where she says things that completely contradict my experience. As for example where she says that as soon as you start pushing a pram around you become invisible. I’ve often noticed how a lot of mothers – and it’s noticeably the mothers, not fathers or grandparents or helpful siblings. – use their prams, baby and all, as either battering rams or territorial markers.Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman and sometimes it’s time to be a hard woman. This is a book for those times.” Or so the publishers of Jo Brand’s anthology of memoirish self-help, for those seeking advice on “How To Do Female”, would suggest. The following extract even sounds like exactly the sort of thing to start a booze-fuelled battle of the sexes down the local: ‘just, to be annoying, research shows that being married is better for the man and worse for the woman…’ British single certifications – Underworld – Born Slippy". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 7 January 2022. a b c d e f g Godfrey, Alex (24 March 2017). "How 'Trainspotting' Made Underworld's "Born Slippy" One of the 90s' Most Iconic Songs". Vice . Retrieved 15 August 2020. Is Jo Brand really so fem-centric she doesn’t recognise this’d probably be just as bad as any allegedly male-dominated scenario? Some of the work I do takes place in a very strongly female-dominated area, primary education. And such places are no closer to nirvana as a result – for the women or the men that work in them – than some still male dominated areas like, I dunno, let’s say the road-building industry.

Brand’s adult perspectives do seem dominated by a legacy of negative experiences, mostly around the nexus of issues around women’s bodies, beauty, and weight. Her professional success has enabled her to salvage some positives from it all, and that’s really at the core of the best of what this book has to offer. Putting my own gender to one side momentarily – and I’m not referring to dressing to the left for a change – whilst both candid and reasonably entertaining, Born Lippy is disappointing for being almost entirely anecdotal, i.e. just an extended monologue presenting Brand’s opinions. There’s also something a bit contradictory in how she’s frequently quite self-effacing, and yet ultimately this is a book that’s by and large, like certain friends she suggests one might want to jettison, one person continually talking about themselves. Born Lippy events also often feature poetry slams, a friendly yet competitive space for new poets to test material and develop performance skills. “By combining these elements, we aim to expand access to artists from interconnected disciplines, creating a one-stop shop for ‘all things wordy’. We provide a platform for new and established artists from across the UK to explore place, identity and hope in a joyful way that connects people.”

As well as writing about, as her subtitle says, ‘How to Do Female’, she touches on issues that can have a huge impact on the lives of both men and women, albeit from a deliberate and more or less completely female perspective. And some of the areas she covers are foreign territory not only to me as a male, but to women like my wife, as we have no children of our own. Listinn Topp 40 (20.7. – 26.7. '96)". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 20 July 1996. p.42 . Retrieved 2 October 2019. But, as she admits in numerous places, ‘I have not been scientific, this has been totally my own subjective view’. Other similar provisos include: ‘I should add that this theory is not research-based but having Googled it a few times…’ Or ‘As you may have gathered this is not a formal reference book.’ Ultimately this makes Born Lippy** the printed equivalent of a long soliloquy from Jo, perhaps down the pub. British single certifications – Underworld – Born Slippy". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 7 September 2020. I suspect, as one might expect, female readers are likely to get more from this. And perhaps those struggling with self-image issues (but then again who, male or female, doesn’t have such struggles at times?) most of all? If Jo Brand reaches folks like them, I guess she’ll have achieved her goal.

Music Week gave "Born Slippy .NUXX" five out of five in 1996, describing it as "an anthem for a generation". [8] AllMusic wrote that it was "simply one of the best slices of electronica one will find. Musically austere in its emotional textures, the song becomes a nearly unstoppable force ... Dance music is rarely so artistic and enjoyable in the same instance." [9] In 2017, Vice described "Born Slippy .NUXX" as one of the 90s' most iconic songs, [3] writing that it "mixed sublime synths with a four-to-the-floor freakout, and represented everything that was going on; it was new." [3]One of the most perplexing aspects of this book is how little is aimed at women in particular, despite its How To Do Female manifesto. The common-sense advice offered on subjects such as coping with bullies, surviving dysfunctional families and not falling in love is relevant to all members of the species although it is hard to envision many men choosing to read it in light of its positioning. Today, Jo turns unflinchingly to love and friendship. This includes the story of an unsuitable teenage boyfriend and the appalling poetry he inspired, as well as Jo’s five golden rules for keeping friends (even if they do say you look like Brian Blessed in drag). When Brand does deal with feminism in a chapter that proposes a “Re-Branding” of the word, it predominantly offers a slightly patronising synopsis of feminist waves and suggests that feminists should learn to communicate better with each other and remember we are all on the same side. It’s an important point but Brand shies away from really building an argument, or offering guidance, to women as to how to progress the feminist debate. With so much incredibly well-informed, intelligent discourse happening on this subject today, readers deserve more in a book positioning itself as one that aims to help. Conversational tone Sexton, Paul (23 November 1996). "Junior Boy's Own Underworld Sent Overground with 'Slippy' ". Billboard. Vol.108, no.47. p.13. The relentless, hard-edged club cut, originally released here in May 1995 and in the U.S. in Oct. '96... Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol.13, no.29. 20 July 1996. p.13 . Retrieved 25 January 2020.



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