First, let me state that I do not intend to bash anybody for their sex or sexual preference. I'm a straight guy, but it does not matter to me at all if you are not. I am just wondering if anyone has thought about this subject in an objective way. I have some theories about myself. I hope you find them more humorous than hurtful. I have nothing against female musicians if they deserve my respect musically. Tal Wilkenfeld is pretty, but she is also good. Try to name some famous ladies that are not good looking. There aren't that many. Music is about looks, and I think that is wrong. We are probably missing out on some amazing material, because an agent didn't think someone had "it". My other thought on women is about rock & roll, and might get me a little more derision. To me, women really haven't gotten their heads around rock music yet. It was invented by men, about women, and women haven't truly come up with a quality version yet. Rock is by nature sexist. I know there is Heart and various others, but again, mainly lookers that might have a decent male backing band. Those that aren't the eye candy are usually token bass player for a group that thinks that it makes them cool or whatever. Those women often have a Sid Vicious level of musical understanding and talent. Maybe it has to do with people subconsciously taking male voices more seriously. I don't know. Perhaps as a bass player, I gravitate towards lower frequencies, and women's higher voices don't sound right in the song to me. As far as gay musicians go, I only care about two. I think Queen and Elton John are massively over-played. I cringe every time 'Bohemian Rhapsody' or 'We Are the Champions' plays. Again, it doesn't matter what they do with their junk, but it seems like their music itself is gay and I don't like it. I know that is a weird thing to say, but if you're going to assign gender to music, Elton John and Queen make the most flamboyant tunes there are. Music comes from who you are, after all, so whatever you are into is going to show in your music. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has damn near everything jammed in there. I can't concentrate with all the flair in that song. If I wanted to listen to opera instead of rock, I would. That song is an attempt to drive a record player to suicide. It might have nothing at all to do with sexuality though. I love Judas Priest, and how did we not see that coming. Turbo Lover? Come on. I have a weird thing with assigning sex to music now. It seems natural, as it is aimed typically for one or the other. It definitely applies to "straight" music more. I don't wear women's underwear, and I don't listen to Def Leppard. I think that is saying the same thing twice there. There is no way they should be considered a legitimate rock band. They were simply applying Bee Gees logic of acting/sounding like women to get in women's pants. All bands that were considered heavy in the 80's and 90's had to have a power ballad, and that is what they are mainly known for. Obscure difficult songs for dudes, easy crooners for the gals. Here in Fargo, we have a radio station called Popster. It plays everything and ranges from pretty decent 80's classics to absolute garbage. I was asking my wife why it was sucking so hard a while back and she said something that I thought was brilliant, and got me thinking about this whole mess. She said, "It's not for you. This is a women's station". It had never occurred to me previously that music was not intended for everyone equally. I just thought some of it sucked. I guess that it is like certain foods. I hate mayonnaise, so I don't expose myself to it. Now if the media would understand that and stop forcing Maroon Five on me every time I step outside, I'd be grateful.