23 September

The picture researcher was lying: he doesn't have a pet iguana named Ziggy (see [22 September->398]) and he can't even play guitar. The things some people will say to draw attention to themselves

September 23, 2009 · 1 min read

One person who certainly can play guitar is feminist icon and political campaigner Ani DiFranco, whose birthday it is today. In fact, she can play a great deal more besides, as she demonstrated on her 2004 album Educated Guess, when she played all the instruments and supplied all the vocals as well as doing all the recording herself on an eight-track, reel-to-reel tape recorder. Don’t tell the Musicians’ Union.



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