Bibi Lynch’s music taste has been shaped largely by the men in her life – does that mean men are more enthusiastic about music?
I interviewed a brilliant female photographer on my radio show the other day — about her latest wonderful exhibition which focuses on incredible, inspirational women.
(I’m stressing the gender stuff here because I want you to know this fantastic woman is pro-women, a feminist, and any other term that proves her sisterly credentials — even though I’ve never talked to her about this and so am presuming. But I know I’m right here.)
Off-air, while a song was playing, my photographer friend mused “Music always comes from men, doesn’t it?” — and I didn’t really know what she meant. So I asked. “My entire music taste has been influenced by men,” she explained. And then she told me how her dad’s passion for jazz had made her a jazz nut — and how her ex-husband’s love of opera opened her heart and ears to that genre, too.
“Music always comes from men…” When she said that my body did a little spasm and my head went “You can’t say that” — much like when you’d hear your grandad talk about the “coloured” family down the street.