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Archive for May, 2013

Playlist for 5/26/3013- Host: Birdie

Erin McKeown “Manifestra
Amy Speace “Hunter Moon” from How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat
Annabelle Chvostek “Equal Rights” from
Dar Williams “Liar” from My Better Self
Angela Davis “Martha” from The Art Of Melody
Carly Simon “You’re So Vain” from Never Been Gone
Cocteau Twins “The Hollow Men” from garlands
Suzanne Vega “Luka” from Solitude Standing
Teeny Tucker “The Muddier Things Get” from Voodoo To Do You
The Vespers “Grinnin In Your Face” from The Fourth Wall
Kate Bush “Waking the Witch” from Hounds of Love
Phoebe Hunt “One Trick Pony” from Phoebe Hunt EP
Vicki Lawrence “The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia”
Laura Smith “Magdalen McGillivray” from Everything Is Moving
Kristin Lems “Kashke” from Equality Road
Laura Cortese “Village Green” from Into the Dark
Cecile McLorin Salvant “You Bring Out the Savage In Me”
Ashley Monroe (featuring Vince Gill & Rebecca Lynn Howard) “Two Weeks Late”
Chrissie Loftus “YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO” from Young Hearts
Raquel Cepeda “What Is This Thing Called Love ?” from I’m Confessing
Emmy Rossum “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” from Sentimental Journey
The Good Lovelies “T-Shirt/Lie Down” from Live at Revolution
Grace Pettis “Abilene” from Two Birds
Katie Trotta “Boston” from Twenty Something
Women’s International News Gathering Service “Pornifying Violence Against Women”
Deborah Latz “Fig Tree”
Me’shell Ndegeocello “Real Real” from Pour Une Ame Souveraine A Dedication To Nina Simone
Olivia Foschi “EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME” from Perennial Dreamer
Petula Clark “Downtown ” from Golden Hits Forever Vol. 1
Petula Clark “Never Enough” from Lost in You
Sally Shapiro “Sundown (Instrumental)” from Somewhere Else
The Giddens Sisters “Andi’s Song” from I Know I’ve Been Changed
Wanda Jackson “Two Hands” from Unfinished Business
The Giddens Sisters “Glory, Glory” from I Know I’ve Been Changed

Playlist Womyn Making Waves May 19, 2013 – host kitten/barb

Zoe Mulford,    Sleeping in Her Evening Gown,     Coyote Wings,    Azalea City Recordings
Susan James,   Driving Toward the Sun,     Driving Toward the Sun,    SJM-Susan James Music
Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt,Wayfaring Stranger,Night,Sony Classical
Rebecca Pronsky    ,Big Demands,    Only Daughter,    Nine Mile Records
Rachael Cardiello,    Dear Frank,    Warm Electric Winter,    Rachael Cardiello
Petula Clark,   Imagine,    Lost in You,    Sony Music
Nolwenn Leroy,    Scarborough Fair,    Nolwenn,    Decca
Mary Gauthier,    The Rocket (live),    Live at Blue Rock,    In the Black
Mavis Staples,    Move Along Train,    Love for Levon (v/a),    Time Life Entertainment
Laura Smith    ,Inspiration,    Everything Is Moving,    Borealis
Laura Cortese,    I Am the House,    Into the Dark,    HearthPR
Katie Trotta,    Six Years Old,    Twentysomething,    Tinderbox Music
Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount,    Who Silently Suffers?,    Five Letters from Far Away,  Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount
Fisher and Ronstadt,    Song of the Exile,    Ancient and Unending,    Soundstage Music
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (featuring Vince Gill),    Back When We Were Beautiful,    Old Yellow Moon    ,Nonesuch
Ashley Rose,    Weeds Instead of Roses,    Like a Rose,   Warner Brothers
Janis Ian,    Might As Well Be Monday,    Hunger,    Windham Hill
Amy Collins,     Kyrie,    Hour of the Wolf,    Amy Collins Music
Sarah Blasco,    Simple Wooden Box,    Harbour of Songs,    PID
Robin Greenstein,    The Wind and the Rain,    Images Of Women Vol. 1,    Windy Records
Amy Collins,    You Don’t Know Me,    Hour of the Wolf,    Amy Collins Music
Anna Dagmar,    So I Chased the Setting Sun,    Satellite,    Indie
Carly Simon,    Reunion,    Carly Simon,    Elektra
The Blues Broads,    Oh Happy Day,    The Blues Broads,    Delta Groove
Cris Williamson,    Alazan,    Fringe,    Wolf Moon
Maria Muldaur,    That Same Old Obsession,    Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (v/a),    Borealis
Kristina Stykos,    Angelino,    Wyoming Territory,    Thunder Ridge Records
Indigo Girls,    Second Time Around (Acoustic Version),     Poseidon and the Bitter Bug,    Welk Music Group
Kristina Stykos,    Before I Go,    The Lost Tapes 1982-1992,    Thunder Ridge Records
Pamela Hines,    B Minor Waltz (Featuring Dave Clark & Yoron Israel),   3.2.1.,    Spicerack Records
Melissa Etheridge,    The Universe Listened,    The Awakening (Bonus Video Version),    Island
Tres Femmes,    All Our Tomorrows,    Tres Femmes,    Tres Femmes
Tal Wilkenfeld,    Seredipity,     Transformation,    Planet Company Aus/Zoom
Sophie B. Hawkins,    Before I Walk On Fire,    Tongues and Tails,    Columbia


Victory for Merida and Girls Everywhere

According to Jezebel, Disney has recanted and the House of Mouse has pulled the made over version of Merida, heroine from the Disney movie “Brave” from their Princess website and let her go back to being a smart, sassy, girl who can take care of herself, even if she is a Princess.

After being faced with a Change.org petition, which protested the makeover and included the signature of Brenda Chapman who won an Oscar for writing and co-directing “Brave,” CEO Bob Iger, recanted:

The redesign of Merida in advance of her official induction to the Disney Princess collection does a tremendous disservice to the millions of children for whom Merida is an empowering role model who speaks to girls’ capacity to be change agents in the world rather than just trophies to be admired. Moreover, by making her skinnier, sexier and more mature in appearance, you are sending a message to girls that the original, realistic, teenage-appearing version of Merida is inferior; that for girls and women to have value — to be recognized as true princesses — they must conform to a narrow definition of beauty.

Chapman, a Mill Valley resident, modeled the headstrong Merida on her 13-year-old daughter, Emma, creating her as a role model for little girls.

In an email to the Independent Journal on Saturday, she said she has given Bob Iger, president of Walt Disney International, “a piece of my mind” for the entertainment giant’s decision to glamorize the tomboy character she envisioned.

“There is an irresponsibility to this decision that is appalling for women and young girls,” she said.

I agree. I don’t generally pay attention to the Disney Princess thing, since the kid didn’t do Barbie when she was little and doesn’t buy in to “the girlie thing” but when I went to the Disney princess website I was appalled.




Playlist For May 12, 2013 The Mom Show “For all you mothers out there in the audience…” :) Host: Birdie

Anne Hills “MOTHER” from The Things I Notice Now – Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton
Alix Dobkin “A Mother Knows” from Love & Politics, A 30 Year Saga
Christine Lavin “Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best (live)” from Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best
Sandra Church & Lane Bradbury “If Momma Was Married” from Gypsy – Original Broadway Cast
Kate Bush “Mother Stands For Comfort” from Hounds of Love
Holly Near “WONDERFUL” from Simply Love (Disc 2)
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers) “Yes She Did” from Love Has Come for You
Justine Dorsey “MaMa’s Song” from Unsaid – EP
Ulali “MOTHER” from Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
Ruthie Foster “Mama Said” from The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
The Giddens Sisters “MAMMA” from I Know I’ve Been Changed
Annie dinerman “Broken Cookies” from Broken cookies
Jane Monheit “When She Loved Me” from The Heart Of The Matter
Joanne Rand “COWGIRL” from Stories from the Inside Out
Vienna Teng “Grandmother Song” from Inland Territory
Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert “Started Out Fine” from Lifeline Extended – Live from the Great American Music Hall
Kristin Lems “My Mother Gave Me a Penny” from Equality Road: We Will Never Give Up
Cris Williamson “Grandmother’s Land” from Prairie Fire
Seanan McGuire “Mama Said” from Wicked Girls
Mimi Noland “The Hawk” from self released (Self Released 2011)
Amasong “We Will Walk With Mother And Mourn” from Amasong
Amasong “Shenendoah” from Amasong
Amasong “Sympaatti (Happy Boat Song)” from Amasong
The Good Lovelies “Pancakes/I Want” from Live at Revolution
Loretta Lynn “Van Lear Rose”
Emmylou Harris “COAT of MANY COLORS” from Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems
Lisa Richards “Before I Was a Girl” from Beating of the Sun
Dar Williams “When I Was A Boy” from Out There (Live)
Women’s International News Gathering Service “Raging Grannies”
Sena Ehrhardt “Baby Valentine” from All In
Lena Zavaroni “Ma! (He’S Making Eyes At Me)” from Ma! He’s Making Eyes At Me
Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A” from Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski “Mama Mia” from Totally Chick Flicks
Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert “Music In My Mothers House” from This Train Still Runs
Katie Trotta “CHANGE” from Twenty Something
The Moon Seven Times “The Pavement Shines” from 7 = 49
Barbra Streisand “No Wonder (Reprise)” from Yentl
Barbra Streisand “What Matters Most” (Columbia 2011)
Eliza Carthy “Little Gypsy Girl” from Anglicana
Emily Portman “Mossycoat” from The Glamoury
Melissa Greener “Inisheer” from Transistor Corazon
Jackie Oates “Crockery Ware” from Violet Hour
Roberta Donnay “Mama’s Gone, Goodbye” from A Little Sugar
Melody Walker “Gold Rush Goddess”
Cyndi Lauper “MOTHER EARTH” from Memphis Blues
Lara & The Bluz Dawgz “Waitin’ On You” from Devil Moon
Holly Cole “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from Night
Emy Tseng “CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’” from Sonho
Etta James “Tell Mama” from Tell Mama: The Complete Muscle Shoals Sessions
Yoko Ono “Mother Of The Universe” from Walking On Thin Ice
Carolina Chocolate Drops “No Man’s Mama Now” from Leaving Eden

Playlist For May 5, 2013 Host: Birdie

Caitlin Rose “Only a Clown” from The Stand In
Kristina Stykos “Watershed” from Wyoming Territory
Mary Gauthier “Karla Faye (Live)” from Live at Blue Rock
Maya and the Ruins “Write Me A Letter” from Take This Song With You
Karine Polwart “Dowie Dens Of Yarrow” from Threshold
Sinéad O’Connor “My Lagan Love” from She Who Dwells
Shirley Collins “The Queen of May” from False True Lovers
Bella Hardy “Flowers of May” from Songs Lost & Stolen
Julie Hoest “Aoibhinn Cronan/Will You Come Find Me” from Never Far
Nolwenn Leroy “Siuil A Ruin” from Nolwenn
Erin McKeown “Manifestra”
Eurythmics “Here Comes The Rain Again” from Touch
S.J. Tucker “My Kind of Angel” from Tangles
The Giddens Sisters “I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again” from I Know I’ve Been Changed
The Moon Seven Times “Crybaby” from 7 = 49
Nancy Cassidy “Thanks for Lettin’ Me Go (feat. Keith Greeninger, Barry Phillips, Roger Feuer & Kimball Hurd)” from Song of Joy
Crazy Mary “Spring Flowers” from Dreaming in Brilliant
Kathy Kallick Band “Shuckin’ the Acorns” from
Lisa Richards “Beating of the Sun”
Lisa Hilton “Huckleberry Moon” from Getaway
Annie Keating “Storm Warning” from For Keeps
Cecile Mclorin Salvant and the Jean-Francois Bonnel Paris Quintet “WomanChild”
Women’s International News Gathering Service “Survivors Take Action”
Ruthie Foster “Phenomenal Woman” from The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Marcy Marxer “It’s The Girl” from Things Are Coming My Way
Pepper Proud “Fishing Girl” from Riddles & Rhymes
Jesca Hoop “Born To” from The House That Jack Built
Holly Near “Something About The Women” from Simply Love
Jan Shapiro “On A Slow Boat To China” from Piano Bar After Hours

National Women’s History Project Events and Birthdays for May

May Highlights in U.S. Women’s History  

May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poetry (later called Poet Laureate) in 1985
May 5, 1938 – Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen presents results of her medical research identifying the disease cystic fibrosis at a meeting of the American Pediatric Association
May 8, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a Proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day
May 10, 1872 – Victoria Woodhull is nominated as the first woman candidate for U.S. president for the Equal Rights Party
May 12, 1968 – A 12-block Mother’s Day march of “welfare mothers” is held in Washington, D.C., led by Coretta Scott King accompanied by Ethel Kennedy
May 21, 1932 – Amelia Earhart Putnam becomes the first woman to complete a solo transatlantic flight by flying 2,026 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland in just under 15 hours
May 21, 1973 – Lynn Genesko, a swimmer, receives the first athletic scholarship awarded to a woman (University of Miami)
May 29, 1977 – Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for and complete the Indy 500
May 29, 1943 – “Rosie the Riveter” by Norman Rockwell appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post
May Birthdays   
May 1, 1830 (1930) – Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, labor leader and organizer
May 3, 1894 (1989) – Phyllis Greenacres, psychoanalyst, interest in physical maturation and psychological development in children led to study of gifted infants, wrote “Swift and Carroll” (1955), a biographical study in applied analysis, held many positions in psychoanalytic societies and associations
May 3, 1898 (1987) – Septima Clark, educator, civil rights activist, called “The Grandmother of the Civil Rights Movement”
May 3, 1901 (1981) – Estelle Massey Osborne, Texas African-American, fought discrimination in nursing, aided by the Rosenwald Fund, awarded a master’s degree in nursing education, integrated the American Nurses Association and served on its board of directors (1948-52)
May 3, 1912 (1995) – May Sarton, prolific writer and poet, professor
May 5, 1864 (1922) – Elizabeth Seaman, pen name “Nelly Bly,” journalist, wrote expose of mental asylum (1887), set a record for circling the world in 72 days (1890)
May  5, 1942 (1998) – Tammy Wynette, country music singer, after first success in 1967 had more than 20 songs go to #1, Grammy Award for “Stand By Your Man” (1968), final recording with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton in 1993
May 8, 1910 (1981) – Mary Lou Williams, jazz composer, became piano chair and writer for Benny Goodman (1931), wrote “The Zodiac Suite” for jazz ensemble, played at Town Hall (1945) and Carnegie Hall (1946)
May 9, 1906 (1994) – Sarah Boyle, Virginia writer, supported immediate integration in 1962 with “The Desegregated  Heart,” was arrested and jailed in St. Augustine (1964), railed against age discrimination in the 1970s and 80s
May 9, 1907 (1978) – Kathryn Kuhlman, evangelist and faith healer, held services in Denver for 2,000 (1933), developed a radio ministry then a healing ministry in Franklin, PA (1947), hosted regular services at Pasadena Civic Auditorium for 2,500 (1965), filled the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium for 10 years
May 9, 1917 (2013) – Fay Kanin, screenwriter, nominated for Academy Award for “Teacher’s Pet” (1958), won two Emmy Awards for “Tell Me Where It Hurts” (1974) and for producing “Friendly Fire” with Carol Burnett (1979), second female president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (1979-83)
May 10, 1897 (1985) – Margaret Mahler, psychoanalyst, fled with her husband from the Nazis in 1938, began observational research in 1959 to observe normal mother-infant pairs beginning at four months of child’s age, when problems in development occurred she treated mother and child together
May 11, 1875 (1912) – Harriet Quimby, first American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot (1911), first woman to fly across the English Channel (1912)
May 11, 1894 (1991) – Martha Graham, modern dance innovator and choreographer
May 11, 1906 (1975) – Ethel Weed, military officer in the Women’s Army Corp., promoted women’s rights and suffrage in Japan
May 12, 1907 (2003) – Katherine Hepburn, actor, big break was “A Bill of Divorcement” (1932) with John Barrymore, acted for more than 60 years, won four Academy Awards for best actress including “The Philadelphia Story” and “On Golden Pond,” named top American screen legend of all time by American Film Institute (1999)
May 14, 1890 (1983) – Margaret Naumburg, progressive educator, used Montessori’s and John Dewey’s philosophies (1914-24), researched the power of art spontaneous expression in therapy in the 1980s
May 15, 1937 – Madeline Albright, first woman U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
May 18, 1970 – Tina Fey, television writer, began in Chicago’s “The Second City” then wrote for “Saturday Night Live” (1997-2006), began acted in movies in 2004, won five screen Actors Guild Awards, youngest winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American humor (2010)
May 19, 1930 (1965) – Lorraine Hansberry, first African-American woman to produce a play on Broadway, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959)
May 20, 1894 (1988) – Adele St. Johns, journalist, hired by William Randolph Hearst for her social contacts, became a feature writer with interviews and investigative stories on the New Deal, abdication of Edward VIII, and death of Gandhi
May 20, 1900 (1991) – Lydia Cabbera, Cuban artist,  studied art from 1917, moved to Miami in 1960 after studying in Europe (1920-38), her greatest legacy is recording Afro-Cuban beliefs, rituals, songs and language
May 24, 1898 (1986) – Helen Taussig, pediatric cardiologist, first full woman professor at Johns Hopkins (1959), with talented African-American  technician Vivien Thomas perfected the Blalock-Taussig surgical techniques which corrected “blue baby” syndrome (1944), contributed to the ban on thalidomide in the 1960s, president of the American Heart Association (1965), awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
May 25, 1905 (1995) – Dorothy Wesley, librarian and historian, one of the first African-American women to earn a master’s degree in library science (Howard University, 1932), her collection of books by black authors grew to tens of thousands of items including black music and the papers of Angelina Grimké
May 25, 1910 (1997) – Mary Keyserling, became general secretary of the National Consumers’ League (1938) to improve labor conditions and wages, worked to pass the Fair Labor Standards and defended National Labor Relations, later supported the ERA, adequate minimum wages, strong unions, and high-quality childcare, won the Distinguished Service Award of the National Conference on Social Welfare (1972)
May 25, 1928 – Mary Wells Lawrence, executive, leader in humorous and creative advertising from 1964, first female CEO of a company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, named Advertising  Woman of the Year (1971)
May 26, 1916 (1976) – Helen Kanahele, labor organizer, while touring as a talented 7-year-old hula dancer became greatly disturbed by the “No Colored” signs on mainland, worked with the Women’s Auxiliary of the International Longshoreman’s and Warehousemen’s Union (1949-51) which was on strike for wage parity, faced red-baiting and retaliation in job placement because of her activism, campaigned for women’s rights including right to serve on juries, for world peace, and against the death penalty
May 26, 1924 (1977) – Thelma Hill, dancer, educator, began with tap dance then concentrated on ballet about 1949 at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet school, ballerina in Les Ballets Negres (1955), joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1959
May 26, 1951 (2012) – Sally Ride, astrophysicist, first American woman astronaut
May 27, 1907 (1964) – Rachel Carson, scientist and environmentalist, wrote “The Silent Spring” which became a cornerstone of the modern environmental protection movement
May 27, 1909 (1997) – Mary Fieser, organic chemist (1932-56), developed research on steroids, wrote guide to existing literature in the field, “Reagents for Organic Synthesis,” now a constantly updated standard laboratory reference
May 28, 1913 (1989) – May Swenson, poet, first generation immigrant from Sweden, wrote 11 volumes of poetry (plus four published posthumously), showed a great love of the outdoors and nature, 59 poems published in the New Yorker, taught as writer-in-residence at Purdue University
May 28, 1932 (1999) – Lucille Kallen, television comedy writer, novelist, wrote humorous skits with Mel Tolkin for Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar (1950-54), also wrote for Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, wrote mysteries in her late 70s
May 31, 1910 (1989) – Maria Teresa Babin, Puerto Rican literary critic, supported Spanish authors and values after occupation by U.S. in 1898, recognized pre-Columbian culture, taught in U.S. schools and universities as well as in Puerto Rico
May 31, 1912 (1997) – Chien-Shiung Wu, renowned physicist, elected to National Academy of Science (1958), first woman elected President of American Physical Society (1975), received National Medal of Science (1975)
May 31, 1924 (1985) – Patricia Harris, lawyer and ambassador, participated in sit-ins while student at Howard University, executive director of Delta Sigma Theta (1953-59), first female African-American Ambassador (Luxembourg, 1965), Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1979-83)
Reproduce freely.  Compiled by the National Women’s History Project.

4th Annual Feminist Film Festival-May 2 2013