Sunday, September 30, 2012


Programmed and hosted by Honey Girl

1) Shirley Jackson & The Good Rockin’ Daddies (When the Money’s All Gone)
     – “River of Dust” (4:37)
2) Doug Skoog and The Blues Alliance (f. Laurie Johnson)
    (Doug Skoog and The Blues Alliance) – “Comin’ Down with the Blues” (4:25)
3) Kirsten Thien (Delicious) – “Taxi Love” (4:51)
4) Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies! (The L.A.B. Results)
     – “No!  I Ain’t Gonna Let You” (3:37)
5) Nicole Taylor (Ambiguosexual) – “I’m Your Whore” (2:42)
6) The Donefors (Award-Winning Album) – “Shot at You” (3:37)
7) Zabeth Dkos (Unsigned, Undefined, Unapologetic) – “Helena” (4:09)
8) Nadine Stern (Nadine Stern) – “Grow Out of It” (3:25)


I’d like to start off by congratulating Susan Knight on her recent appointment as Chancellor here at Memorial University.  She is the first woman to hold that position at MUN, so that’s fairly exciting news, particularly for those of the female persuasion.

Composer, recording artist and live performer Catherine MacLellan is currently on tour promoting her latest CD, Silhouette.  She had dates in Halifax, Fredericton and Moncton these past few days, but alas didn’t make the extra-long leap across the ocean to us.  She’ll begin the Western leg of the tour in Winnipeg before moving on to Saskatchewan and Alberta.  I had the pleasure of seeing her perform live at the Ottawa Folk Festival last summer and was very impressed by her songwriting talent and professionalism.

Speaking of Ottawa folk musicians, internationally renowned folk music icon and multiple award-winner Valdy, born in the nation’s capital, and now based on Salt Spring Island, BC, will be taking the stage tonight at The Pearl Company Theatre in Hamilton, ON.  Tickets are an extremely reasonable $25.

You may have missed Catherine MacLellan, but Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac, collectively known as Madison Violet, will be performing in Halifax and Lunenburg, NS, next month.  They are very serious performers, as well, so don’t be surprised if they demand your respectful attention.  It’s obviously not about the money, where they are concerned.  They will be at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto next month, too, before heading off to Europe.  Their latest CD is called The Good in Goodbye, but I personally prefer No Fool for Trying.

In West Coast music news, a strangely-named Vancouver blues duo, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, have started a campaign on called “Help the Blues”.  The musical renegades have teamed up with Music Maker Relief Foundation to raise funds for impoverished musicians over the age of 55, who may or may not also require medical treatment.  The Foundation’s foremost mission is to preserve and promote the musical traditions of the American South, mostly notably, the blues.  For more info, visit and

I’m Honey Girl, and I’ll be right back with more “Iron Maidens”, a program comprised of music composed and/or recorded by women determined to succeed in the industry alongside their male peers.  Playlist selections include male-female duos or bands comprised of both genders.

9) Colleen Power (Rejects)  – "New Townie Man" (2:00)
10) Anni Piper (Chasin’ Tail) – “Dreamcatcher” (3:17)
11) Girls Love Shoes (Stars) – “Magical” (3:55)
12) Babble (Bread and Circuses) – “Lady of the Wild Things” (6:07)
13) Chantel McGregor (Like No Other) – “Cat Song” (2:16)


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