Category: Music

Music Video: Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

An Australian film maker working in Japan has produced a music video for a song by Robyn Loau titled “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime.” The video stars a trans woman and her Japanese girlfriend and tells the story of how the trans woman came out to her girlfriend about being trans. View the video here and listen to a podcast recorded by the couple talking about their relationship.

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Music Video: Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

An Australian film maker working in Japan has produced a music video for a song by Robyn Loau titled “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime.” The video stars a trans woman and her Japanese girlfriend and tells the story of how the trans woman came out to her girlfriend about being trans. View the video here and listen to a podcast recorded by the couple talking about their relationship.

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David de Alba Interview Plus Music News!

| May 9, 2016 | 3 Replies

Today in Perpetual Change Pamela DeGroff interviews The Cuban Legend, David de Alba about his career, his Cuban heritage and the upcoming documentary about David that is now in post-production. Then Pamela offers appearance news about Coco Peru, Rev. Yolanda, and Georgie Jessup. She has news about a new release from Shawna Virago and a mini review of Cyndi Lauper’s new country album, Detour.

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Perpetual Change: Reviews and New Music

| Apr 11, 2016 | Reply

Today Perpetual Change brings you a song from trans man singer Ryan Cassata that tells the gender binary what it can do with itself in very certain, and profane, terms. Next up Pamela DeGroff has info on the forthcoming album from Reverend Yolanda, “Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol. 2.” Then she does a review of the newest music from No Doubt vocalist and solo artist Gwen Stefani, “This Is What Truth Feels Like.”

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Perpetual Change: CD Review — “Take The Day Off” by Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia

| Mar 14, 2016 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff reviews an advance copy of the new CD by Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia. Ms. Garcia added “Rocking Horse” to her name when she learned another woman was gaining fame as Michelle Garcia. Ms. Garcia is a musician, singer and songwriter from the west coast who moved to Nashville. Even though everyone in that town is a musician she has managed to stand out. Pamela reviews the CD and then gives you some music news and a mini review of the new EP by Alex Newell, the young man who played the trans girl on Glee.

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Perpetual Change: CD Review, Mood Swings by Jennifer Leitham

| Feb 15, 2016 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff reviews the latest CD from trans woman, jazz musician and composer Jennifer Leitham. It’s called Mood Swings and features original compositions and Leitham’s take on the songs of others, including The Beatles’ You Won’t See Me. Then Pamela brings us info on upcoming performances by some trans performers and reviews a new CD by a group called Chairlift. The CD is titled Moth. Tune in for music news and commentary and check out Perpetual Change.

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Podcast: Part 2 of The Jennifer Leitham Interview

| Feb 15, 2016 | Reply

In December Pamela DeGroff featured Jennifer Leitham in her year end music buying guide and we ran an interview that Ms. Leitham did for the YourTrueGender podcast. Today, to compliment Pamela’s review of the Mood Swings CD we present Part 2 of the Jennifer Leitham interview. Ms. Leitham responds to questions about her music, her […]

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Perpetual Change: A Tribute To David Bowie

| Jan 18, 2016 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff devotes the majority of her column to David Bowie. His androgynous stage looks, and the lyrics to his song “Rebel, Rebel” provided inspiration to many in the trans community. His legacy of music, his influence on fashion and his flaunting of traditional gender roles make him one of the greats. Pam looks back at Bowie, and then rounds out her column with some music news and a review of Peaches new “Rub” album.

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Podcast: An Interview With Jennifer Leitham

| Dec 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

Today we bring you an audio interview with jazz bassist and composer Jennifer Leitham which was conducted last month before a gig in California. The interview was made available to us by the good people at YourTrueGenderPodcast. Ms. Leitham talks about her band, her career and her Mood Swings album.

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Perpetual Change Music Buying Guide

| Dec 14, 2015 | Reply

It’s time for Pamela DeGroff’s annual music buying guide, offering gift suggestions for that music lover on your Christmas list. Most of the artists and musicians on this list have an online presence through Twitter, Facebook, instagram, YouTube, etc. Their music can usually be found through major retailers such as Amazon and CD Baby. Many of these artists are trans while others are cisgender artists you will love to dance to.

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Perpetual Change Reviews — Jennifer Leitham & Kylie Minogue

| Nov 16, 2015 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff reviews two Christmas albums. One is from last year, Future Christmas by jazz bassist Jennifer Leitham. The second is Kylie Christmas by Kylie Minogue. Then Pamela reviews some new music from a new artist who has a “throw back voice,” Andra Day.

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Trans Media Arts

| Nov 9, 2015 | Reply

Today in Trans Media Arts Amanda brings you up to date on Caitlyn Jenner on the road. She has info about new music coming from Against Me!, Gen Zed and a new single from trans performer Macy Rodman. There’s also news on D.C. Comics LGBT characters, Southern Comfort coming to The Public Theater and a reminder that The Danish Girl premiers this month.

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Trans Media Arts

| Nov 9, 2015 | Reply

Today in Trans Media Arts Amanda brings you up to date on Caitlyn Jenner on the road. She has info about new music coming from Against Me!, Gen Zed and a new single from trans performer Macy Rodman. There’s also news on D.C. Comics LGBT characters, Southern Comfort coming to The Public Theater and a reminder that The Danish Girl premiers this month.

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Perpetual Change: “I Am A Stick” New CD from Baby Dee

| Oct 19, 2015 | Reply

The writer who has been with TGForum longer than anyone, Pamela DeGroff, has another of her in depth musical columns for us today. First up is a review of the latest CD release from eccentric trans artist Baby Dee. Then Pamela has music news from David de Alba and Georgie Jessup, and mini reviews of new albums by Duran Duran, Leona Lewis and The Young Professionals.

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Perpetual Change — Pam Interviews Baby Dee

| Sep 21, 2015 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff has an interview with the eccentric, hard to categorize musical artist Baby Dee. Baby Dee talks about old and new CDs, the types of venues that they have played on their last tour and what musical influences shaped their music. Then Pamela gives you music news, and does mini reviews of some new CDs by three women artists.

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Perpetual Change: Wigmaker Joie Starr & Part 2 of Ike Allen

| Aug 24, 2015 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff provides Part 2 of her interview with Ike Allen, the producer of the documentary film about Rev. Yolanda’s old time gospel show. Then she interviews singer, wigmaker and queen around town Joie Starr. As if that wasn’t enough she also has info on Coco Peru’s tour and several mini music reviews.

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Perpetual Change 7/27/15

| Jul 27, 2015 | Reply

Perpetual Change brings you an interview with the producer of “Rev. Yolanda The Old Time Gospel Hour, The Movie” and also does a review of that movie. Then Pamela DeGroff delves into some new music with two mini reviews — the latest from The Bird and The Bee and Ryn Weaver.

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Perpetual Change: Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia’s New Project

| Jun 29, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff has an interview with Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia about her move to Nashville, her new band lineup and a new musical project. Then Pamela brings music news about Beth Isbell, Calpernia Addams, Rev. Yolanda and Georgie Jessup. After all that there’s a mini review of a new CD by Tamia.

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Perpetual Change: Meggan Sommerville & More!

| Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews TGForum Contributor Meggan Sommerville about her life, her faith and her contributions to an essay project called Listen to Your Mother. Then Pamela has music news about Georgie Jessup, and David de Alba as well as advance word on some Perpetual Change friends releasing new music. There’s all that and a mini review of the electronic music duo Mackintosh Braun.

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Perpetual Change: Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour Behind The Scenes

| May 4, 2015 | Reply

The Rev. Yolanda is starring in a film about her musical drag ministry Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour. The film takes you to one of her shows and gets you into the gospel frenzy. The filmmaker decided that there should be a book about the film that took you behind the scenes. So he put together a coffee table book called Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour Behind The Scenes. Pamela DeGroff reviews the book and brings us some other music news in today’s Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change — Rouge Mary

| Apr 6, 2015 | Reply

Perpetual Change features an interview with Rouge Mary, one of the vocalists who works with Hercules and Love Affair. Rouge Mary also sings with other groups and comes from a gospel music background. Speaking of gospel, there’s music news about Rev. Yolanda. Plus other music news and mini reviews of new music from Marina and The Diamonds and Avener. Read about it and listen to sample tracks in Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change — Music & Entertainment News

| Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff has a review of the Georgie Jessup documentary film, Woman in A Man’s Suit and video of Georgie performing the song the title is based on. Then Pamela digs into music news about trans artists Storm Florez, Rev. Yolanda, Shawna Virago and finished up the column with mini music reviews on the latest CD releases by Rumer, Olly Murs, Jimmy Somerville and Zara Larson.

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Perpetual Change — Moon Baby

| Feb 9, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews Pittsburgh, Pa. based performance artist, singer, and drag personality Moon Baby. She tells Pamela that she “came to earth after a brief affair with Neil Armstrong” and settled in Pittsburgh. She performs with a band named Massage Parlour and they have an album and 2 EPs available. After introducing you to Moon Baby Pamela has more entertainment news and a mini review of a new CD by 2Cellos.

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Perpetual Change — Scotty The Blue Bunny

| Jan 12, 2015 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews Scotty The Blue Bunny. There is only one Blue Bunny and Scotty is it. Who is this bunny boldly cavorting in blue? Well he’s not the Easter Bunny. That’s for sure. Learn all about the big blue gay bunny and get some mini-reviews of new music and some news about some of your favorite musical artists.

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Perpetual Change — Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide

| Dec 15, 2014 | Reply

Every year at year’s end Pamela DeGroff makes and list, checks it twice, and then puts it in her Perpetual Change column here on TGForum. Her list is a compilation of the music she has reviewed during the year so you are reminded of how great the artists are and will go to their websites, Amazon and iTunes to give the gift of music. She calls it the Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide.

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Perpetual Change: Music — Drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt

| Nov 17, 2014 | Reply

Pamela DeGroff interviews drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt. The band is from Rhode Island and it performs all around New England. Learn all about them in the interview. Then Pamela does mini reviews of several new music offerings you may want to listen, dance to — or both. We feature tracks from the artists and some video. Check out news from the music segment of entertainment in Perpetual Change.

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