All-Star Jam: Female-Fronted Edition! Posted by Mr. Moderator May 242012 Should we make this a “ladies only” All-Star Jam? Nah, that wouldn’t be fair. Feel free to add whatever’s on your mind. 24 Responses to “All-Star Jam: Female-Fronted Edition!” RaoulG says: 05/24/2012 at 12:56 pm Could I please get a pronunciation on “hrrundivbakshi”? When I read it in my head I hear what I used to sound like in the mornings back when I smoked. aloha LD 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/24/2012 at 1:11 pm You asked, RaoulG, the Hall answers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpKj89GmdbM 0 High Five diskojoe says: 05/24/2012 at 2:11 pm This is way, way off topic, but I have a question for Mr. Mod & any other Philly sports fans here. As you probably know, the A’s are wanting to get out of Oakland & move to San Jose for some time now, w/the Giants opposing the move. What I’m wondering is it feasible for the A’s to move back to Philly? I heard that the general NY-NJ area can support another team & I would think that the A’s could get some of the Yankees fan base in South Jersey. Sorry for being off topic, but I’m just curious. 0 High Five Oats says: 05/24/2012 at 2:51 pm I happen vaguely know a local blogger who’s made getting the A’s back in Philly into a mission of sorts. http://www.bringyourasgame.com/ I’m no expert about these sorts of things, but I am a little skeptical about the A’s succeeding back in Philly proper. South Jersey may be a little more plausible. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/24/2012 at 4:32 pm I don’t think we have enough of a rabid baseball population to support 2 teams, as rabid as Phillies fans presently are. The A’s could only succeed in Philly on one condition: if they could dress like the 1912 team and have Connie Mack come back to life and coach them in a suit and straw hat. 0 High Five diskojoe says: 05/24/2012 at 4:43 pm My father, who wasn’t much of a sports fan & prided himself on his clothes, always liked to see Tom Landry wear his suit & hat. I think that the 1929-31 A’s could give the recent Phillies team a bit of a tussle. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/24/2012 at 5:02 pm So far this year even the Padres and Cubs have been able to stick it to the Phils:) 0 High Five hrrundivbakshi says: 05/24/2012 at 5:40 pm In a search for obscure fotos of pre-adenoidal rock stars, I somehow stumbled upon this site. I have no clue who these guys are, but every twisted path I follow through this site contains 100% awesomeness of the purest, weirdest form. HappinessStan, do you have any idea who these guys are? The movie links to the Subterraneans are particularly wonderful. 0 High Five hrrundivbakshi says: 05/24/2012 at 5:40 pm Whoops — here’s the URL: http://guireans.com/ 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/24/2012 at 5:56 pm Atlanta Rhythm Section drummer has died: http://m.aol.com/music/blog/spinner/2012/05/22/robert-nix-atlanta-rhythm-section-dead-dies/ As for female fronted things, played the 1st Pretenders album today, it’s a winner. Also lately been digging the “home” ep by Jenny O and also Sharon Van Etten’s album “Tramp.” 0 High Five funoka says: 05/24/2012 at 7:04 pm Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s really likes David Bowie’s Hunky Dory . . . and Joan Jett — writing in Salon today http://www.salon.com/2012/05/24/trust_me_on_this_david_bowies_hunky_dory/ 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/24/2012 at 9:33 pm Another random item – a short film (about 35m) called “”We Didn’t Get Famous” The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990″ http://vimeo.com/olemissmedia/camilla 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 05/24/2012 at 10:52 pm Next, I need help pronouncing Birdie Num Nums. 0 High Five ladymisskirroyale says: 05/24/2012 at 10:56 pm Went to see Spiritualized last night – Jason Pierce sounded good despite his near death experiences. He had two female back up singers, who were well-endowed in the female fronted area, and a crazy good guitarist. I’m not the biggest Spiritualized fan (although Mr. Royale is) but I like the latest album quite a bit. 0 High Five k. says: 05/25/2012 at 6:23 pm Hey, I’m distantly-related-by-marriage to the McGillicuddy family; they’ll need to be cut in on the proceeds of this! 0 High Five al says: 05/25/2012 at 7:06 pm Way back in high school I won some tickets from either WFIL or WIBG for a show at the Philadelphia Convention Center (or whatever it was called at the time, the Philadelphia Arena?) and saw a show with Jose Feliciano, the Guess Who, and Fanny. Top that in the realm of female band experiences RTHers! (Returning home from the show – via the 13 subway surface car – we were nearly mugged by a group of nine guys on West Cobbs Creek Parkway, one of which was wielding, no kidding, a guitar. Fortunately we were able to outrun them, guitar-less as we were.) 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/25/2012 at 7:52 pm Great story. I doubt anyone’s seen a show as powerfully female fronted as your Fanny experience. Maybe alexmagic will want to recount his legendary story of seeing 4 Non-Blondes opening for Spin Doctors at the Mann Music Center? That story was a big hit at the Sausages for Sammy party. 0 High Five cherguevarra says: 05/25/2012 at 10:04 pm That sounds horrible! 0 High Five gregg says: 05/26/2012 at 7:55 am 89 year old Doc Watson had a fall and is in critical condition. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/28/2012 at 9:27 am Cool piece on The Impossible Years, Philadelphia’s early ’80s paisley pop band, and thanks to their drummer, whom I befriended at a bookstore job, and manager, whom I befriended through my bookstore friend, my first significant contact with our city’s underground music scene. 0 High Five k. says: 05/28/2012 at 10:25 am Hey, Mod, is there a link to go with that? I got a copy of “Attraction Gear” during the time when I was combing the net for 80’s Philly material. That search is what eventually led me to RTH. 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 05/28/2012 at 11:04 am DUH! I forgot to post the link. Here you go, k., and others: http://tapewrecks.blogspot.com/2012/05/impossible-years-philadelphia-1980-88.html 0 High Five hrrundivbakshi says: 06/04/2012 at 3:05 pm RIP, HE WAS A GREAT MAN, ETC. DEPT.: http://boingboing.net/2012/06/04/eduardo-trololo-khil-dead.html 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 06/04/2012 at 3:25 pm Noooooooooooooo!!!!! 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.