Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tomorrow, a Tea Party!
Our dear SoCal pal (& Robert Frost’s Banjo special correspondent from LaLa land) Audrey Bilger is on sabbatical, & we say “yay” for that! & we especially say yay because it appears Audrey may be contributing to the blog more frequently, & that’s just great news. Tomorrow we’ll begin a two-part feature by Audrey, titled Way Before the “F” Word: An Early Feminist Tea Party; the feature will conclude on Friday. Be sure not to miss this very chic party where you’ll have a chance to rub elbows with Mary Wollstonecraft, Aphra Behn, Christine de Pizan & Catherine Moorland (among others). What an affair!
In other news: especially to our friends in the UK: please keep an eye on the gig schedule of the fantastic banjo duo Blueflint; sounds like their upcoming cd should be out soon as well. These women & their pals play some fantastic music, so if you have a chance, please do check them out!
Also: a better-late-than never announcement: fans of our Musical Questions series will no doubt remember the interview with Earl Butter of the legendary San Francisco cowpunk band, the Buckets. Earl & friends have recently released a cd of music recorded in 2002; the album is called Sod, & you, too, can own a copy by traveling to CDBaby. The Buckets are a fantastic band, so you won’t be sorry. In the meantime, here are a couple of videos of classic Buckets in all their raucous glory—June 25, 1994 at the Hotel Utah, San Francisco (I was there). Please note Wanderlean Taters (AKA Carrie Bradley) also of Robert Frost’s Banjo Musical Questions fame.
Oh, yes—the next Moon, June, Spoon entry will be up Saturday afternoon. Please stay tuned!
Pic: Eberle & Audrey & friends at the Magic Kingdom, March 08