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boy in a dress

by namoli brennet

Move over Clear Channel, make room for Queer Channel. Not to be confused with "Boy in a Pair of Pants."
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Turning Song
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2. Seagull
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3. Everybody Wants to Be You
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4. Boy in a Dress
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5. Heaven
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6. For These Hearts
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7. Waiting For Grace
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8. These Are the Works of Man
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9. Home
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10. Ave Maria
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11. The Strangest Dream
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12. Spark
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Boy in a Dress is currently available as a download through Itunes, Rhapsody, Musicmatch, Napster and many of your fave sites. Thanks for your patience :) nb

Gender-variant performer Namoli Brennet seeks to deconstruct the beauty myth of Western Culture. As a transgendered youth, Namoli never felt at home in the world of binary gender. With songs like,"Boy in a Dress","Everybody Wants to be You" and "Victoria's Secret", Brennet questions the validity of the two-gender system and the rigid stereotypes that accompany it. A captivating performer, Brennet's voice has been compared to everyone from Amy Ray to Lyle Lovett. Weaving together powerful music with often poetic lyrics, Namoli packs a queer punch. S/he has been featured on This Way Out's Audiophile and is a 2003 Outmusic Awards nominee for best producer.

A Pisces who enjoys long walks, foreign films and Krispy Kreme donuts, Brennet has been described as, "A creative genius", and "A musical prodigy." Admittedly, this is Brennet's own description; still, it's not ENTIRELY inaccurate. Hir music has been described as "Way better than the last CD" (Namoli's Mom, 2003), and "Pretty cool to work out to, except when it makes me cry on the stairmaster." (Anonymous friend, 2003)

Brennet currently resides in gender-friendly Tucson, Arizona. An excellent typist, Namoli once won an award in 9th grade for typing 56 words per minute*. Why this has been included here hasn't been clarified. Needless to say, singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet rocks just as hard musically as s/he does on the typewriter. Or as s/he calls it, "the keys". Whatever. It's still a blazing 56 words per minute.


*sadly enough, this is actually true. But hey, an award's an award.


Namoli Brennet: Changing the World, One Gender at a Time.


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Lisa

AWESOME!
Nomali has a great sound. She sings and plays very well, reaching out and touching the listener with her words.

cactus catgt

Gender, schmender. This is just plain beautiful music.
Gender, schmender. This is just plain beautiful music. When I do a DJ gig on KXCI (91.3 FM), I always try to make room for a Namoli tune, somewhere between Leonard Cohen and Lucinda Williams. Namoli is Tucson's shining star.

Amy Salloway

I am hooked on Namoli!
I discovered Namoli while web-hopping late one night, began downloading samples of her songs at about 2 a.m., and was still laughing, crying and shaking my head in awe and delight as the sun came up. I then ordered ALL of her CDs. At once. And haven't stopped playing them since. Each one is full of gems -- fabulous lyrics, wise and intelligent takes on our culture, captivating character portrayals, and Namoli's achingly beautiful voice -- androgynous, soulful, flexible...part Toni Childs, part Marianne Faithful, entirely real and accessible. "Boy in a Dress" contains one of my very favorite songs, "Spark", but believe me when I say that EVERY one of Brennett's four CDs is worth buying. If you've been a fan of Dar Williams, Tori Amos, Lucy Kaplansky, Patti Griffin, Deb Talan, Richard Shindell, The Neilds...add Namoli to your list, and do it NOW. This boy in a dress is going places.

Kyle Bronsdon

Boy or girl, a giant heart beats here
Stylistically, there is something for almost everyone on this record. But listen to the SONG and you'll hear, on every single track, the voice of your own soul in the world beyond opposites. Listening to the title track alone, you will feel what it is to be human -- alien to the world, yet a natural-born part of it.

Gnarlene

A wonder filled exploration of identity and belonging
This CD will ring true for anyone grappling with our culture's lock-step boy/girl gender fixation. The music and vocals blend to create a smooth, lush tapestry of sound. Art that makes you think. Music that makes you care.

david

great performances
Beautiful music, I never get tired of listening to Namoli. Looking forward to CD #3 next weekend!

carlotta

amazing find !
I picked this cd up on the advice of a friend and was blown away ! The music in intropsective,sweet,and so incredible ! I highly recommend Namoli Brennet ! When is her next cd out ? I don't know, but I'll be one of the first to buy it !

Nhojj

Great Song
Boy in a dress is such a great song. I wish you all the success in the world.

Eric

Great, inspiritaional, full experience
Sounds great, has feeling, love, emotion, courage, OUT AND ABOUT NAMOLI!! OHH-RAH!!

shabd

A must listen, this CD is Magnificent!!!!!
This CD is amazing!!! Namoli sings to the heart, and touches a place deep within. Her voice and words are not to be missed. While the entire CD is worth wearing out, I put a hole through Ave Maria almost immediately!!!!
Thanks for sharing your soul with us!
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