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Built Like That

by Alix Olson

a feminist spoken word folky hip-hop extravaganza, backed by such musical talents as Catie Curtis and Pamela Means.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. Eve's Mouth
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2. Daughter
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3. Cute for a Girl
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4. Built Like That
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5. Deadbeat Daddy
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6. America's On Sale
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7. Checking My Pulse
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8. Subtle Sister
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9. The Compliment
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10. Dear Mr. President
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11. Warriors
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12. Myth
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13. Sticks
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14. Hit It Girls
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15. Armpit Hair (Mammally Factual)
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16. Witches
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17. Picnic Table
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18. Popcorn and Laughter
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19. Gender Game
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20. Criminal
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21. Cunt Cuntry
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22. I Believe
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Album Notes
Alix Olson was a member of the 1998 Nuyorican National Championship Slam Team, as well as winner of the 1999 OutWrite National Slam. Since then, she has been a touring folk poet and spoken word artist, performing nationally and internationally at hundreds of colleges, clubs and festivals, including the FalaDura Festival in Porto, Portugal, the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam's Gay Games, and the LGBT Cultural Arts Festival in London, England.

Alix has been featured in publications such as Girlfriends Magazine, Curve Magazine, the Advocate, Lesbian Review of Books, and most recently on the covers of both Lambda Book Report and Ms. Magazine. She has appeared on Oxygen television, In the Life, CNN, and WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye, as well as local radio stations around the country.

Alix has shared the stage with such artists/activists as Michael Moore, Pete Seeger, Christine Lavin, Catie Curtis, Howard Zinn, Ntzoke Shange, Leslie Feinberg, Alix Dobkin and many others. Alix has headlined events such as The National Organization for Women's national conference, National Lesbian Summit, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Alix's 2001 summer tour took her nation-wide, including shows with Bitch and Animal, the Butchies, and appearing at WIMINFest, Sisterspace, Ladyfest(s), WAMfest, Oregon Country Fair, the Michigan Womyn's Festival, and countless other events.

Alix's 2002 year-round tour is once again sending her around the country, including colleges, festivals such as the National Women's Music Festival. Check for tourdates.

"Built Like That" is Olson's debut CD, released by Feed the Fire Productions, a Brooklyn, NYC based for-progress organization run by Alix Olson and co-pilot Neeve. Feed the Fire is dedicated to educational programming for youth, through spoken word outreach.

"Built Like That " features such musical guests as Catie Curtis, Pamela Means, Chris Pureka, Trina Hamlin, and Larry Campbell.

To get this cd AND the book, Bulit Like that: the word, together go here


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Orgasmic !!!
Alix Olson is mind-blowing !!! Buy her cds, learn her words, get empowered and then go see her perform LIVE ! An experience not to be missed by any true fan. :)

Sound Angel Production - Web-radio show

Strong, in your face, dangerous for main stream radio, but perfect for web-radio
Alix was on my web-radio show in it's early stages. She helped set the stage for the callibor of artists that followed her. Her work is definetly NOT for the weak minded. Grab a copy and be liberated!

CD Baby

Feminist spoken word folk with a hip-hop twist. A touring folk poet and spoken word artist, performing nationally and internationally at hundreds of colleges, clubs and festivals. A red-hot, fire-bellied, feminismo-spewin' volcano.


I LOVED the CD... Alix is an awesome lyricist!

Mark E

totally assume keep up the good work
the writeng is totally right on and her word play is fun and has a bite
I really hope theres more in the works and that its put out to all adiances not just the hard core dikes cuss I'm a guy aannd I loved every bit of it I laughed a lot and said "right on " the rest of the time

Bridget from Ohio

FemTastic! This cd is the outcome of a brilliant and amazing person.
FemTastic! If you are looking to be inspired and filled with words, put this cd on and I assure you, you won't be able to fight the power that rises in you from the words that are spit with fire from the belly in this cd.


it's like goosebumps and giggles
very difficult to figure the right words to say just how fantastic this cd is. it's art, baby, you have to hear it to know what i mean.

Emily Huber

mind boggling, delicious, inspiring and so damn real!
This cd had me listening to it non stop, once it ended I put it on again because its soooo real and i love that about it. This CD hit the spot perfectly. Thanks!


the awesomest cd ever
i love the cd!!!! it has to be one of the best i've ever heard. everything about it is awesome! everyone should buy this cd!!!


Makes me glad to be who I am!
This woman has a phenomenal way with words! She says things we all want to say. Eve's Mouth made me look at the womyn in my life and ask, "Are you living the life you want?" Several of the tracks made me want to scream "Yes, that's it!" I played it several times through the moment I got it in the mail! It can't seem to find it's way OUT of my cd player...
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