Sunday, 1 July 2012


The Number Song, 1977, by The Pointer Sisters
Toodle Loo on Down, 1997, from Blues from Schuur, by Diane Schuur
Different Drum, 1967, from 7” Different Drum by The Stone Poneys
Both Sides Now, 1967, from Wild Flowers by Judy Collins
Tear after Tear, 1962 from 7” Tear after Tear by Patti Labelle and the Bluebells
Ladies First, 1989 from All Hail the Queen by Queen Latifa
My Lovin (You’re never gonna get it) 1992, from  7” My Lovin (You’re never gonna get it) by En Vogue
The Fisherman Song, 2008 from Born To The Breed: A Tribute To Judy Collins by Dolly Parton
Lady Margaret, 1966 from Little Wheel Spin and Spin by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Cathing, 1977 from Tapesongs by Joan Labarbara
Stellar Dendrites, 2011, from Winter Wonderland by Evelyn Glennie and Phillip Sheppard

Friday, 16 March 2012

Her Noise: Feminism and the Sonic

An interesting looking series of events coming up at Tate Modern - Her Noise: Feminism and the Sonic, including a performance and talk by the legendary Pauline Oliveros. Her Noise promises to be an exploration into "developing emergent feminist discourses in sound and music...challenging standard readings and approaches to feminisms and the sonic, this symposium brings together musicians, artists, academics and writers, including Cosey Fanni Tutti and Ute Meta Bauer."

Friday, 2 March 2012

Queens of Disco

On TV tonight, and then repeated on iPlayer, is the documentary Queens of Disco - pretty self-explanatory. We haven't seen it yet so despite the dubious inclusion of Madonna (disco? she wishes) it's got to be worth a view if only for the archive footage. There's also a screening of 'The Joy of Disco' documentary and a Disco at The BBC compilation programme for those of you who won't stop ('til you get enough)

Queens of Disco

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Dory Previn 1925- 2012

The singer songwriter, poet, wordsmith Dory Previn died yesterday..

Monday, 16 January 2012

Just a Kaftan

WH6 by WomansHour

1 Snowblind, 1969 from Farewell Aldebaran by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester
2 Icarus, 1981 from Icarus 7" by Sweet Jayne
3. Tulahauen, 1970 from s/t by Nuestra Musica
4. Town Hall, 2005 from Reign & Shine by Mahotella Queens
5. War (Is On Your Doorstep), 1982 from s/t mini album by Danny & The Parkins Sisters
6. Meeting In The Ladies Room, 1984 from s/t by Klymaxx
7. Memory Song, 1987 from Do You Be by Meredith Monk
8. Goddess Eyes, 2011 from Tragedy by Julia Holter
9. Bandwagon Tango, 1982, from Bandwagon Tango 7" by Testcard F
10. Sandy Toes, 1970, from Parallelograms by Linda Perhacs
11. White Tiger, 2011 from Magmatic by Tremblexy
12. Ide Dalej, 1974 from Ide by Halina Frackowiak
13. Indian Giver, 1966 from Indian Giver 7" by The Chantels
14. Colouring Of Pigeons, 2010 from Tomorrow In A Year by The Knife
15. Unchain My Heart 2010 from Tallinn At Dawn By Maria Minerva