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Wolfgang’s Vault

I was wandering around on the information high and stumbled across an AMAZING music archive site called Wolfgang’s Vault. It is based on the collection of Wolodia “Wolfgang” Grajonca, who is better known as Bill Graham. (okay, this is not, strictly speaking, about women’s music, but damn…an archive like this is valuable to anyone….)

From Wikipedia:

Wolfgang’s Vault is a private music-focused company established in 2003 dedicated to the restoration and archiving of live concert recordings in audio and video format and the sale of music memorabilia. It began with the collection of the late promoter Bill Graham, and added multiple other music and memorabilia archives. It was called “the most important collection of rock memorabilia and recordings ever assembled in one business,” by The Wall Street Journal, Dec 13, 2005.

It is a subscription site, and I don’t know much about it. I’m not even sure how I got to it (Maybe Largehearted Boy, but I haven’t been able to trace back to an original post or comment, so maybe not) but I’m glad I did. It’s live music, recordings of concerts that are (some of them) legendary, from when rock and roll really was the king.

Playlist for October 28, 2012- Birdie’s Halloween Special Host: Abby/Birdie

Yoko Ono “Yes I’m A Witch” from Yes, I’m a Witch
Kaye Lande (Wade Denning) “Witches Stew” from Halloween
Witches In Bikinis “Witches In Bikinis”
Christine Lavin “Pirahna Women Of The Avocado Jungle of Death” from Happydance of the Xenophobe
Glee Cast “Science Fiction Double Feature” from The Rocky Horror Glee Show
Carol Martini “Halloween Is At the Door” from Petals Of The Red Magnolia
Reformed Whores “Rejects” from Ladies Don’t Spit
Deanna Bogart “Death Ray Boogie” from Pianoland
Kendra Morris “Banshee”
Lisa Kirchner “Marie LaVeau” from Charleston For You
Cassie Taylor “HAUNTED” from Blue
The Wailin’ Jennys “Deeper Well (Live)” from Live At the Mauch Chunk Opera House
Kristin Lems “The Witches Song” from Equality Road: We Will Never Give Up
Spiral Dance “Burning Times” from From the Mist
Beth Duncan “HOW HIGH THE MOON” from Comes the Fall
Stevie Nicks “Rhiannon (Live 2005)” from Crystal Visions…The Very Best of Stevie Nicks
Cris Williamson “Surrender Dorothy” from Blue Rider
Heather Alexander “Samhain” from Life’s Flame (
Victoria Parks “Song for Samhain” from Wild English Rose
SJ Tucker “Witches Rune” from Blessings
Beth Patterson “Primitive” from Take Some Fire
SJ Tucker “Come to the Labyrinth” from Blessings
Nuala Kennedy “VOODOO” from Noble Stranger
Faun “Rhiannon” from Renaissance (Pagan Medieval Folk)
Magnet “Fire Leap” from The Wicker Man
Kate Bush “Waking The Witch” from Hounds of Love
Kate Bush “Jig Of Life” from Hounds of Love
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith “The Broomfield Hill” from The Early Years
Kiva “Battle Of Evermore” from Out of the Corner of the Eye
Cocteau Twins “The Hollow Men” from garlands
Amy Collins “John Barleycorn Must Die” from Hour of the Wolf
Lisa Thiel “Samhain” from Circle of the Seasons
Claudia Schmidt “The Darkening” from Midwestern Heart
Claudia Schmidt “VAMPIRE” from Midwestern Heart
The Moon Seven Times “Curling Wall” from 7 = 49

Belated Happy Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Byron Lovelace

December 10, 1815 – November 27, 1852

Contributed by Dr. Betty Toole

Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace, was one of the most picturesque characters in computer history. Augusta Ada Byron was born December 10, 1815 the daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron. Five weeks after Ada was born Lady Byron asked for a separation from Lord Byron, and was awarded sole custody of Ada who she brought up to be a mathematician and scientist. Lady Byron was terrified that Ada might end up being a poet like her father. Despite Lady Byron’s programming Ada did not sublimate her poetical inclinations. She hoped to be “an analyst and a metaphysician”. In her 30’s she wrote her mother, if you can’t give me poetry, can’t you give me “poetical science?” Her understanding of mathematics was laced with imagination, and described in metaphors.

from Biographies of Women Mathematicians


Playlist October 14 2012 host kitten/barb

Running late this week….


Title Artist Album label year
Perfect As You Are MaMuse Intergration Of The Awkward CD Baby Records 2012
Mundane Vs. Madness Covela Just Like Ivan Tonic Blue 2012
Dreams The Kills Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Hear Music 2012
Silver Springs Lykke Li Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Hear Music 2012
Ramble Song Niki Becker Sea Salt Red Collar 2012
Love At The Swimming Pool Nuala Kennedy Noble Stranger Compass 2012
String Too Short To Use Vanessa Peters The Burn The Truth The Lies Vanessa Peters / BMI 2012
Heaven Has No Vacancy Lindi Ortega Cigarettes & Truckstops Last Gang Records 2012
Use Me Lindi Ortega Cigarettes & Truckstops Last Gang Records 2012
Firewater Rupa & The April Fishes Build InGroove 2012
Build Rupa & The April Fishes Build InGroove 2012
Mama’s Song Justine Dorsey Unsaid Folk 2012
Beautiful Song Prima Donna Restored Sleepiing Dove Music 2012
It’s October Again Wendy Webb Edge Of Town Spooky Moon Records 2012
Walkin’ Good Heart Feat. Sarah McLachlan Fanatic Legacy 2012
WTF Heart Red Velvet Car Legacy 2010
The Table Four Bitchin’ Babes Mid Life Vices Hem and Haw Productions 2012
Underbelly Blues The Burns Sisters The Hills Of Ithaca Sisters Music 2012
Working On A Building The Burns Sisters The Hills Of Ithaca Sisters Music 2012
Rhyme and Reason The Kennedys Closer Than You Know The Kennedys (Panned Effervescence) 2012
A Whole Lotta Love America Hearts Singles Club Tinderbox 2012
Tommy And Angela Liz Mitchell Pretty House Riverwide Records 2012
Cold Day In Hell Kati Mac Save Me From Myself Baby Munsta Records 2012
Glimmer of Gold Danielle Miraglia Box of Troubles Trespass Music 2011
Imagine Eva Cassidy Cassidy: Imagine Blix Street 2002
Early morning rain Eva Cassidy Cassidy: Imagine Blix Street 2002
Sympathy Melissa Etheridge 4th Street Feeling (Deluxe Edition) Island 2012
Gathering Summer In Talis Kimberly Queen Of Spindles Marchwood Media 2012
Writing Again Seanan Mcguire Wicked Girls Self produced/CDBaby 2010
Archetype Café Talis Kimberley Archetype Café Marchwood Media 2000
Home Danielle Miraglia Box of Troubles Trespass Music 2011
No Room For Doubt Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough? Nonesuch 2012
Black Magic Unwoman The Fires I Started Self published 2012
Tea: An Exploration of Adoration Three Weird Sisters Third Thyme’s The Charm Bedlam House 2012
Separation Of Soul From The Body Jen Midkiff All In Good Time Heart to Harp 2011
Watercolors Janis Ian Working Without A Net (Disc 2) Rude Girl 2003
At Seventeen Janis Ian Working Without A Net (Disc 2) Rude Girl 2003
Reasonland Antje Duvekot The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer Black Wolf Records 2009
Merry Go Round Antje Duvekot The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer Black Wolf Records 2009
Rituals Christine Lavin Future Fossils Philo 1984

Back of new weft shirt




Here is the back of the new Weft t-shirt–no grid, but I like it:

WEFT Fall Pledge Drive


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Just a quick note

Check out J.D. Doyles Queer Music Heritage site. It’s Amazing!!!