*NEWS FLASH* I know many people have e-mailed Bass Player magazine, including me, and have gotten "rude" onses. Well here is one: Laura, We have put some WOMEN bass players in the magazine. A partial list would include: Carol Kaye, Me'Shell N'Degeocello, Rhonda S. (from The Artist's Band), Debby Hastings (of Bo Diddley), Mona (of Sammy Hagar's Band), and Alice Genese (of Sexpod). And that's just since April. Truth is that we've featured many women, but we are not going to feature somebody just on the basis of their gender. If they have something to offer in terms of insight, skill, or technique, then we welcome all comers. Unfortunately, there are far more men playing bass then women, and it's a problem that goes much deeper into social issues then this magazine is prepared to go. And if this isn't a good enough answer to your queries, then I suggest that you take a look at the "Direct Out" editor column from July 1997. In there, then editor Karl Coryat discussed this very topic (which has come up repeatedly). As for D'Arcy, she has refused repeated requests for interviews. Sincerely, Greg Olwell Administrative Assistant BASS PLAYER
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