It’s the 16th anniversary of Feast of Fun- one of the first shows to kick off the podcast revolution.
But honey, just because you’re revolting, does not make it a revolution!
What started out as an experiment to capture some of the magic of our live musical variety shows where drag queens and kings, musicians, performance artists and comedians came together to let their freak flags fly freely went on to become one of the the longest running podcasts in “theirstory.”
Our first podcast episode featured our live show’s musical director Taylor E Ross, who joined us on February 8, 2005 to take a look at how Janet Jackson’s costume malfunction at the Super Bowl Halftime show inspired people to take to the internet and create podcasts and other kinds of media that would be free from conservative oversight at the FCC.
Taylor E Ross has dedicated most of his music career to working with some of Chicago’s top drag talent- from Joan Jett Blakk’s campaign to Lick Bush in ‘92 where she ran for the Presidency of the US, to David Cerda’s all Joan Crawford tribute band The Joans, to being musical director at the Feast of Fools shows.
Today, musician Taylor E Ross joins us to take a look at of 16 years of podcasting madness, mayhem and magic.
Listen as we chat with Taylor about our early days and some of our favorite drag personalities and performance artists like Victoria Lamarr.
What really happened with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake at the Superbowl Halftime Show and how did it change the world forever?
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