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The Spin I’m In: Sonic Stress Reducer

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"Lust For Life"
Iggy Pop
Dutch TV Appearance 

I don't listen to aggressive Rock that much. It has its time and its place for me. Often, it just causes me stress. The appropriate circumstance, however, is when the fifteen year old in me wants to make an appearance and blow off some steam. You know, you're with the right friends, the music is loud, and you're getting loose.

For me, Iggy Pop is the master of loose . He isn't really about angst.  He's primal. His music has power, humor, sex and abandonment. It's also joyous. Iggy somehow turns frustration into self-empowerment. 

He also has the physicality. Just watching him go reduces stress. He'll blow off the steam for you. I've watched many an Iggy show in jaw-dropping astonishment over his commitment to performance, while in complete laughter at his spazzed-out antics.

Who's your sonic stress reducer?

The Spin I'm In: Sonic Stress Reducer

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Artist

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Napster

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Raw Power

Iggy and The Stooges

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New Values

Iggy Pop

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1969

The Stooges

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Knockin'Em Down In The City

Iggy Pop

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Cold Metal

Iggy Pop

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Shake Appeal

Iggy and The Stooges

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No Fun

The Stooges

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I Need Somebody

Iggy & The Stooges

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Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her first solo record, Transmiticate, has been released nationwide and a US tour is booked for Spring and Summer 2008. Donita is also the co-founder and front person of the rock band L7 who have released six studio albums.

Her original scores can be heard in the upcoming feature film The Life of Reilly starring Charles Nelson Reilly and in online projects for Activision and Microsoft. In 1991 Sparks and L7 formed Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation staging numerous concerts benefiting pro-choice organizations.
Donita has been a contributing writer at Firedoglake since July 2006 with her music column The Spin I’m In.

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