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Freddie Woo tells us: Despite being a well rounded modern man I think women are best off getting married and having a few kids else they'll be absolutely miserable come middle age.

What views do you have that are probably sexist that you believe are true?

(, Sun 27 Dec 2009, 12:23)
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nice read
I think this is what causes hostility between humans in general though, e.g. within sexes. I mean, if a man has his own idea of what a man should be then he is bound to make no sense of a man who doesn't fit the idea.
E.g, I play a lot of live music - when we do weekends and you get more of the beer-drinking/fighting crowd we instantly split the audience down the middle. On one side you've got people who understand what you're doing and either like it or dislike it, and on the other you've got people who have no idea what's going on and either hate it or aren't sure what to think. I'm guessing this comes from the fact that their idea of masculinity isn't wearing a suit playing a saxophone. And the women have the same reaction.

It's ridiculous but if you talk to "them" afterwards they're often hostile to start with, but as soon as they realise you swear, drink and smoke, they start to warm to you (although still with their backs to the wall).

It probably sounds like I'm generalising but this is a VERY regular occurrence!
(, Tue 29 Dec 2009, 14:27, 1 reply)
Be in a band that plays glam-rock
The best live acts in pubs tend to be those that play a set list that includes music that the audience grew up with.

My mate was in a band in the 90s that played glam-rock stuff, complete with makeup and wigs. Ten years on, he's in a different band that plays early 80s synth stuff. In both cases, they always got an encore.
(, Tue 29 Dec 2009, 15:13, closed)
blues and soul
classier audience required :)

edit: we've never not had an encore. that's not the point. the point is there's always somebody in the audience who doesn't understand what's going on. We've had people pointing at saxophones asking what they are, but they still danced and screamed when we played.
(, Tue 29 Dec 2009, 15:16, closed)
There are people out there that don't recognise a soosaphone when they see one?? How bizarre!
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