Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lesbian music in the 50’s and 60’s

I’m having a great time doing the research for my book about women’s music. Many of us know about the scene that began in the 70’s with performers like Meg Christian and Cris Williamson so I’ve got a lot of … Continue reading

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Ukulele for beginners, dress code optional

The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to play. No need to run out for a loud Hawaiian shirt, you can dress any way you please and play almost anything on this cool little instrument. Here’s a quick tutorial. … Continue reading

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Ten tips to overcoming stage fright

Afraid you’ll stop breathing and careen into the front row? I’ve toured for over 25 years and I’m still alive. I must be doing something right.  Here’s what I do: Know your material well Whether you’re giving a speech or … Continue reading

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Keith Richards did what? Some of my favorite musician biographies.

I am a voracious reader who adores biographies, especially of musicians. It’s nice to slip into someone else’s life plus I find cool things, like Alix Dobkin used to have late night breakfasts with Bob Dylan. Here’s a list of … Continue reading

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