Ani Difranco


i love ani difranco and was privaledged enough to see her in concert once. shes the greatest and my fave singer of all time. shes wondrous. i have a site and a very big part of it is devoted to ani. i have just gotten the lyrics part done and am now trying to find new news about ani that i can post. if you could find anything about her id love to see it. my site is and my email is thanx! -cierra

>>By cierra   (Thursday, 14 Nov 2002 00:32)

i think ani difranco is a bleeding vagina. That is the best way to explain her music. Listen to it and you'll know what i mean. It'sa a bunch of angry female tension blasted into a mic. Save yourself 15 dollars

>>By chris   (Tuesday, 19 Nov 2002 15:29)

My sister used to play me ani difranco songs on her guitar when i was little. I fell in love with ani then and still love her now. Her music makes me want to learn how to play the guitar, i have one but no one can teach me. I can't wait to hear her latest single and would love to go to one of her concerts.

>>By Rachel   (Friday, 6 Dec 2002 00:47)

I have all 15 or so of Ani Difranco's albums and have seen her3 times in concert and I can honestly say those were some of the best times of my life.She's an inspiration as a woman and a musician.Its not just music its stories and a strong political (or should I say anti-political agenda) What else can i say.

>>By Genesis   (Thursday, 23 Jan 2003 09:23)

I have a vagina that bleeds and am gonna see her this thursday. to the teeth motha fucka.

>>By Jamie   (Sunday, 13 Apr 2003 11:27)

I love Ani DiFranco, she is soo REAL. For months I had Living in Clip in the stereo ready for constat play. I got turned down at the entrance of one of her shows in San Diego, it was sold out. I felt it would have been odd, as a 30-ish 6'4" guy, to be grooving to her presence anyway. She's so beatiful, she reminds me of a friend I once had who inspired me to be who I really am. Ani is a prophet. I had all her albums, but had to sell them for cash. Rebought LIC recently, lots of MP3s of course. She will always be close to my soul. Would have been great to experience her as a young women. I'm sure its just awsome!

>>By Different Jaime   (Tuesday, 3 Jun 2003 05:48)

Obsessed....Upcoming concert in cohassett, Ma on aug 19...Looking forward to it no doubt!
My life is the song "Little Plastic Castle" and "Untouchable Face" combined.
To all the unfans because of the change of music or the fact that she isn't a lesbian: You weren't true fans to begin with so it fits that you aren't fans anymore.
I am glad Ani is becoming more popular so her political messages can get across to a larger group and everyone will experience the "experience". It should be shared!!!

>>By Joyful Girl   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 07:23)

Seen 3 Ani shows and she just gets better & better! Listen to her lyrics.... coz this gal tells things as they are, she aint scared of no-one and you gotta respect her for that!

>>By gee   (Monday, 16 Jun 2003 22:27)

If anyone has any ani difranco lyrics please email them too me at fanks! ***

>>By FrAnKi   (Friday, 27 Jun 2003 17:49)

she gives me goose bumps.

>>By   (Monday, 30 Jun 2003 04:21)

i think ani's music is great, but it's not her voice nor her guitar that makes her this's what she has to say......i don't really know if ani can actually live up to everything she says, but that's why she writes about it...."i sing about what i wish i could say" -ani.....she even says it in the song "i'm no heroin".....she's NOT lying....:)....i think ANYone could relate to her music in some way..... and not to mention she's really intelligent.....the way she writes is truly a gift......i understand and feel almost everything she writes about, but i could never put it down on paper like she does....i appreciate her music....i even appreciate her....she does just throw herself out there and that's not easy to do...but i think everyone should "open their face up and sing"....because not many do and that's sad

>>By MeShell   (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 23:12)

please, please, will she tour europe?

>>By bibop   (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 22:05)

its ANI

>>By REDiculouslyJoyfulNoise   (Wednesday, 23 Jul 2003 21:48)

out of all the artist that i listen to she has affect me the most, when i listen to her albums it hits my soul. She has even affected my guitar playing, i find myself trying to get that pressed on "claws" noise that she has when she plays. Even though her newest album Evolve is not as angry it is still just as soul stunning. I was lucky enough to see her in concert when she was here. She plays hard, and loves what she does, you can see it in her eyes. I love that there are still musicians out there that are real. "people use to make records as a record of an event of people playing music in a room, now everything is about cross marketing and shoes or the guns and drugs we choose"~Ani~

>>By loveriddenagain   (Wednesday, 8 Oct 2003 09:34)

Ani Diframco certainly makes real music, music with a meaning.. Her own label also has some other nice artists.. you should check it out: rightious babe, if I am not wrong...

The first record I bought of her was Dilate, I had never heard of her, but I liked the cover so I had a listen.. I bought it, I didn't love it at first, but it was cheap enough to give it another try at home, and when I wouldn't like it, bha... I also have a best of queen, so... anyway.. I listened to the record at home, at a bit higher volume, and heard all this tension, the dynamics... afet a few songs I had decided, that this was a good record....

and then the song Adam and Eve started......

Ever since then I am in love with that record, mostly because of that song.... and dream to write something so strong one day...

>>By Campking   (Thursday, 9 Oct 2003 23:23)

She always sounded interesting to me but somehow failed to excite me.What's this song that goes "...and alcoholics will always be alcoholics..." or something like that?That's a good one.

>>By thom   (Friday, 10 Oct 2003 15:51)

The song is called Fuel, and this is the part of the lyrics you mean I guess:

And they say that alcoholics are always alcoholics
Even when they're as dry as my lips for years
Even when they're stranded on a small desert island
With no place in two thousand miles to buy beer
And I wonder is he different is he different
Has he changed
What he's about
Or is he just a liar
With nothing to lie about
I'm headed for the same brick wall
Is there anything I can do
About anything at all

>>By Campking   (Friday, 10 Oct 2003 17:29)

yeah,that's the one.Good songs,good lyrics.Thanx!

>>By thom   (Friday, 10 Oct 2003 23:38)

I enjoy Ani's lyrics. Have you ever found her words so true that you just have to stop yourself from doing what ever it is your doing, and just laugh? It takes me a while to adjust to her albums when I first get them, but I keep on buying them anyway because I know that it will grow in me... eventually.

>>By Sha Sha   (Saturday, 11 Oct 2003 07:03)

Hey y'all, I'm Penny and I'm new here. I was just reading your comments on Ani Difranco and Joyful Girl's comment caught my eye. I don't own any of her CDs but the first song of hers that I ever heard was "Little Plastic Castle" a few years ago and I fell in love with that song. I very rarely buy CDs but I just heard Adam and Eve about 10 minutes ago and damn that's a good song. I also read some lyrics from some of her other songs and there is something about her. I guess I might have to break down and pick up a cd or two. :-)
Anway thanks for taking the time to read my comments.

>>By Penny13   (Wednesday, 5 Nov 2003 10:13)

Ani DiFranco fans will find her latest solo album both a challenge and a sombre pleasure. There’s not much happiness here, but repeated listens reveal plenty of depth. Ani’s recent divorce might have tempered the mood.
She locked herself away, in what was obviously a fairly miserable, or at least reflective mood, and constructed the album note by note, alone. As you’d expect it’s overproduced.
It would be difficult however to overproduce spoken word tracks (with minimal accompaniment) and Grand Canyon in particular is strong. Educated Guess revels in Ani’s love of the beat poets and it often seems that the musical accompaniment gets in the way.
The tracks that are stripped back, Grand Canyon, The True Story Of What Was and the opening short piece Platforms (“I suited up for the long walk, back to myself, closer to the ground now, with sorrow and stealth”) have a force not diminished by Ani’s often mildly discordant, vocal and guitar accompaniment.
Then again, hear the tracks repeatedly and the music starts to match Ani’s defiant sorrow. I’d be surprised if any new Ani DiFranco album wasn’t worth buying.

>>By sunnydays   (Sunday, 7 Mar 2004 12:45)

i havn't heard ani in so long. when i was a freshman my sis would drive me to school and she would always play ani. my favorite song was probably Fuel. Im going to get that right now.


>>By hXc bill   (Monday, 8 Mar 2004 05:25)

Did ani difranco divorce? So she wrote the whole dilate for nothing? (as fas I know this album was written for the guy she got married with).
I only had one listen of the new cd yet, but I think it will be a good grower. The first try, is a hard one. I am happy I bought it anyway for my grlfrnds birthday. Now just wait untill she puts it on, for as she said: you have to be in the mood for ani difrance.. Guess she is right, it can real grap your heart out.

>>By Campking   (Monday, 8 Mar 2004 16:36)

Kinda reminded me of Catpower btw, what I heard in the recordshop....

>>By Campking   (Monday, 8 Mar 2004 16:37)

Ani is such a talented artist.... her music is mesmerizing first, her style is abit hard to get used to but once you find yourself in her world... you see how bleeding it is....

>>By bluedatura   (Tuesday, 9 Mar 2004 13:53)

If anyone would be willing to correspond with me over email about the possibility of getting together by mail and trading some burned cd's to broaden my "musical" boundaries please email me at I love Ani Difranco but albums are expensive for the student, and thus my collection is growing rather slowly. If anyone is interested, email me. Thanks

>>By FolkQueen   (Sunday, 25 Jul 2004 23:33)

ani is pretty awesome alright she has written some of the most beautiful and poetic songs Ive heard and I love her for that. I was upset to read an article recently that her father passed away very sad news form what I read her was a great man.

>>By frozen   (Saturday, 31 Jul 2004 15:02)

what's with her latest? i really like her a lot but i'm findng it hard to like her new stuff. even as aold as evolve. i haven't even heard educated guess but i've heard mixed feelings.

>>By Lalian   (Sunday, 21 Nov 2004 01:58) Im the first person to post anything in this forum in 2 years! Well I don't know if anyone is famiiar with her latest album "Knuckle Down" but I have this recurring emotion when Ms. Difranco comes out with a new cd.. I think she is brilliant. So versatile and so powerful no matter what style she is ccomposing....(sidenote)Serpentine from Evolve equals genius instrumental storytelling...

>>By fritzboi   (Friday, 7 Jul 2006 19:33)

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