FOF #1009 – Our Gretchen Phillips Experience

Jun 22, 2009 · 1985 views

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Interview with living lesbian music legend Gretchen Phillips on the early days of her band Two Nice Girls, nurturing your creative spirit and her first new album in five years “I Was Just Comforting Her.”


  1. Rhea says:

    I have to admit that I too, am a lesbian on birth control. 🙂 Thank you FOF, for introducing me to yet another unsung queer pioneer that the mainstream gay media has overlooked. Gretchen is awesome! I especially enjoyed the last song that she performed– so moving, and illustrates beautifully the joy and fear of loving someone.

    I also got a kick out of hearing about the best lesbian bar in Austin that I will never, ever, get to experience. 🙁 Fausto, was this the same lesbian bar where you met Ellen DeGeneres?

    • Yes it was Rhea! Of course it was!!!

      I was standing in line waiting to use the unisex bathroom. Next to me stood this 5’11, muscular, attractive blond man.

      I turned to him and asked, is this the line to the bathroom? He turned to me and said with a very annoyed look on his face. “YES.”

      That hot guy was Ellen Degeneres, way back in 1991. Nobody believed me when I said she was a lesbian. Now she’s one of the world’s most famous lesbians. True story, cross my heart.

  2. Hey Fausto. Thanks for a great interview with Gretchen. She and I go way back! Love her to pieces and Love you too for having her on your show!


  3. Glad you figured out how to comment with facebook connect!

  4. Anna says:

    Great show, guys! “I Spent My Last $10 (on Birth Control and Beer)” was one of the first songs by a lesbian artist that made me realize that lesbians can be funny. It’s made a regular appearance on mix tapes throughout the years. Thanks for the reminder to go check out the rest of Gretchen Phillips’ work!

  5. korn says:

    Gretch, we were in SPIN, not ROLLING STONE.

  6. Shrympi says:

    Hey everybody –

    Gretchen is playing at Global Fusion 2010, Texas A&M University on 10/23/10, 8 p.m., at the University Club. You can purchase tickets by registering for the conference dinner. More info is at

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