Queer Songs

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Legendary lesbian songwriter Gretchen Phillips and musician Kenny Mellman (Herb of the outrageous cabaret duo Kiki and Herb) serve as guest DJs and join host David Garland on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, to present and talk about songs that helped them become aware of and embrace their gay identities. Including music by Team Dresch, Marc Almond, Joan Jett, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Grace Jones, and Antony and the Johnsons.

Gretchen Phillips

Gretchen Phillips on Spinning On Air

Phillips and Driver on Spinning On Air

Kiki and Herb on MySpace

Kenny Mellman's Our Hit Parade - A Pop Song a Day Blog

Comments [5]

Anderson from RIchmond Hill, NY

Thank you Jim Fouratt for your comments. Rebellion is the word I will use from now on. I agree with you.

Great show to John and staff. I enjoyed the music and the comments from Gretchen and Kenny.

Jun. 30 2009 08:18 AM
barbara Hofrenning from Brookyn

Gretchen Phillips----legendary gift etc!

I am listening! knew it was you .... so good to hear your voice!


Jun. 28 2009 07:59 PM
jim fouratt from greenwich village

david .. a big shout to Gretchen.

Please stop saying "riots" ... a riot is when people are out of control. Thew word progressive people use is rebellion .. which s what happened // rebelling against oppression by coming out being in the streets and rejecting forever a definition of self that put one in a closet.

As a Stonewall participant and co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front on the third night of the rebellion, I speak from real life witness.


jim who just got in exhausted from the March for gay/lesbian Libeeration Fouratt

Jun. 28 2009 07:30 PM
Alaina from Brooklyn

What an exciting show! Thank you for doing it. I can't wait to explore the Queer Music Heritage site and the recommendations of your guests.

Jun. 28 2009 07:25 PM
Girlgriot from Brooklyn, NY

Just a tiny correction: "I'd rather fight than switch" was from the Tareyton cigaretted ads, not Lucky Strike (though I admit, I at first thought it was from Benson and Hedges).

Jun. 28 2009 07:12 PM

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