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The 40th Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival: Save the Last Dance for Me, part two

I’m not a fan of festival food but I do enjoy granola and yogurt for breakfast. My sweetie brought back enough on Tuesday for the whole week so we could have a leisurely breakfast at our camp each morning. Friday … Continue reading

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The 40th National Women’s Music Festival, 2015: there were angels, right?

I don’t usually start hallucinating until midway through the National Women’s Music Festival. I don’t do hallucinogens but lack of sleep does weird things to a body and I’m like a little kid – I’m afraid to sleep for fear … Continue reading

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The Michigan women’s festival is ending, now what?

There’s lots of “now what?” Like many of you, I’m sad about this cultural institution ending, but there’s still women’s community out there. Here’s a list. Study it. There will be a quiz later. (If you want to know more … Continue reading

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Still finding the fire, part 3: where are women’s music performers today?

Wondering what happened to your favorite performers? I’m writing a book about women’s music* and since I’m talking with some of the musicians, I can update you. Here’s a list, in no particular order.  Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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The “w” part of musician/writer/teacher/parking lot attendant

On this blog I blab a lot about being a musician and a teacher. Now it’s time to talk about my writing, especially since I HAVE A BOOK! Besides, I’m blind in one eye so you really don’t want to … 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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Where’s the music variety at pride festivals?

A booming dance beat cranked up to decibel-busting levels always greets us at pride festivities. I’ve got no complaint about a great beat and partying dancers, but when that’s the only thing available to us, I start to wonder. I … Continue reading

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Deliriously happy women, great ice cream and more cowbell – Michigan 2012, part two

I was excited about Friday night’s show. Not only did it look like the rain was letting up, but C.C. Carter was on first, sharing the stage with Sistas in the Pit. I’ve seen and loved poet C.C.’s work for … Continue reading

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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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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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