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FOF #2299 – Pleasant Gehman’s Lobotomy

Before there were podcasts, blogs and social networks, there were zines, small, self-published photocopied magazines that managed to give voice to people on the fringes of culture.

Today we’re talking to burlesque artist, photographer, and journalist Pleasant Gehman about her new art exhibit “Teenage Lobotomy” featuring her iconic fanzine of the 1970s punk and art scene in LA.

Posted in: Interviews, Podcast, Writers 9 years ago 6

FOF #2168 – The Queen of Everything

Pleasant Gehman has had many jobs and lived many lives. From being a scenester in LA’s punk rock scene to interviewing Kurt Cobian shortly before his death, Pleasant earned her nickname the Queen of Everything.

Today she’s a belly dancing teacher and burlesque performer under the name Princess Farhana of Hollywood. Listen as we chat with Pleasant about her wild life- her friendship with famous musicians and being a dance teacher to comedian Margaret Cho.

Posted in: Artists, Interviews, Podcast, Writers 9 years ago 3