Family, Identity

Janis Ian, Mum, Sarah Partridge

July 15, 2017

Another mash-up post; see also My Father, Martin and Gene from 2012. What was going to be just a review of a new CD took a turn; my mind is like that. Ms Ian’s catalogue […]

Music

Satire, Parody, Comedy

May 9, 2017

As part of my effort to choose JOY I continue to expand my list of musicians who use satire and parody to help us cope with the current political situation, and modern life in general. […]

LGBTITQQ2S

R&P at 35

February 2, 2017

In 1982 Ron Romanovsky and Paul Phillips made their debut at San Francisco’s Valencia Rose Cafe as the musical break for Gay Comedy Open Mic Night. Over the next two decades they toured across North […]

Brushing Fame

Phantom of the Rocky Horror Paradise Show

October 18, 2016

Next Tuesday (that is, October 25th for those who find this post some day down the road) I will be at a Hallowe’en event that includes screening both Rocky Horror Picture Show and Phantom of […]

Music

Death and Destruction

September 11, 2016

Today is the 15th anniversary of the events of Nine-Eleven. Whether caused by the “intelligence failures” we were told, or any of the ‘conspiracy theories’ floating around (or most likely a mix of things), the […]