2: Ani DiFranco – Not a Pretty Girl (1995)

Everyone needs a role model. This is true even for those who become role models themselves later on including Shannon Dohar. At one time, Ani DiFranco’s 1995 album Not A Pretty Girl served as her template, including the cover art that informed her ideal wardrobe! Shannon, Graeme, and Rob discuss the album that explores the complexity of adult relationships, control over one’s own work, and coming-of-age in an often cruel and morally questionable world. We talk about open tunings, earnest lyrics, various genres found in the music itself, and (of course) how this record connects with Shannon and with her two companions long after the age of purposefully ripped t-shirts and bangles has passed.

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