Tag Archives: history of women’s music

How a writer-musician-teacher-parking lot attendant spends her time

I haven’t written a blog post in a few months. Lest you think I’ve been slumped in front of the TV with a box of bonbons by my side, here’s an update, numbered for convenience. I’m all about convenience, unless … Continue reading

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By the Time I Got to Wombstock

This week’s post is by guest blogger Bonnie Morris. She’s the author of several books including the groundbreaking Eden Built by Eves, a women’s studies professor at George Washington, and an in-demand speaker at conferences.   This is an excerpt … Continue reading


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Putting on my writer’s fedora – projects update

I’m probably too femme to pull off a fedora. At any rate, here’s an update on my writing projects. The women’s music book I’m writing about women’s music artists of the seventies and eighties, with a generous look at the … Continue reading

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The women’s music book, so far

I’m writing a book about the early days of women’s music, especially the performers of the 70’s and 80’s. The rest of the industry will be represented, too.  I started this enormous endeavor in 2011, not long after Therese Edell … Continue reading

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She had a crush on her gym teacher and I had a crush on her

In the 70’s and 80’s, women’s music was the soundtrack for my life. There was one performer in particular who made me just a little short of breath and it wasn’t because I had asthma. Meg Christian had the most … Continue reading

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18 great music movies and I don’t mean The Muppets Take Manhattan

Although, as far as Muppet movies go, it wasn’t bad. My taste leans toward comedy, country, classic rock and folk. You too? Read on. Here are my favorites, in alphabetical order because really, who can even compare “This is Spinal … 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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When Fanny rocked

David Bowie called Fanny “one of the finest f—ing rock bands of their time,” and Amy Ray dubbed former Fanny guitarist June Millington her musical godmother, but these days, few remember the groundbreaking all-woman band. In the early 1970s, Fanny … Continue reading

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Amazon women rise

Live music and a few hundred or thousand women frolicking in the woods? Where do I sign up? I’ve been attending women’s music festivals for over 30 years. I also go to folk and bluegrass festivals but there’s a big … Continue reading

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Seeking the fire: early days of women’s music

People think it all began with Olivia Records and while they were prominent in the early years, it really started in the 20’s with blues singers like Ma Rainey and later on, with gay bar singers who sang the hits … Continue reading

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