Monthly Archives: September 2011

Music, migraines and me

I’m lying on the floor of the church where I’m supposed to perform. There’s a rowdy party in my head where everyone has a metal chisel that pounds on my skull. My stomach has joined the fiesta, rumbling and threatening … Continue reading

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Still finding the fire, part 2: where are women’s music performers today?

Last week’s blog about women’s music performers and where they are now was such a hit that I’ve written part two.  The descriptions are a little shorter but only because I was pressed for time. This isn’t even close to … Continue reading

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Still finding the fire: where are women’s music performers today?

Lately I’ve included a medley of classic women’s music in my concerts. I was taken aback recently when an audience member asked if those women were still alive. Most of us, yes. Last I checked, I still had a pulse. … Continue reading

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All dressed up and nowhere to play: accessories for your guitar

All right, you’ve got that brand new shiny guitar, now what? When you buy a new dress, you need pearls and matching shoes. Hmm, bad analogy for some of you but you get the picture. Having a guitar is not … Continue reading

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