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FOF #2987 – Tom Goss is Living His Best Life

As we lead up to the milestone of our 3000th show, some of our favorite guests, who have been there for the long haul, like musician Tom Goss, are back to tell you just how awesome Feast of Fun is, and yes, they are correct.

Tom was a college wrestler who went ot the seminary in hopes of becoming a Catholic priest but then he came out, became a singer songwriter and eventually grew to be the loveable queer music icon he is today.

Today musician Tom Goss joins us to to look back on being a queer music pioneer, why he’s now creating music for the thrill of it, and how you just need 1000 dedicated fans to make it in this world.

Posted in: Musicians, Podcast 13 days ago 0

FOF #2985 – Erthe St. James on the Summer of Soul

The summer of 1969 was an extraordinary time- the Stonewall riots ignited the modern LGBTQ rights movement, astronauts landed on the moon, Woodstock shaped the anti-war movement and for Black folks in Harlem, it was the Summer of Soul.

Today musician Erthe St. James, who is highly influenced by Nina Simone and the music of this era joins us to look at the impact these artists from Summer of Soul have had on music and Civil Rights.

Listen as we chat with Erthe St. James about the wonderful music featured in the documentary and what the world would be like if the footage of the festival was widely seen at the time?

Posted in: Culture & Style, Music, Musicians, Podcast 26 days ago 0

FOF #2736 – Lizz Winstead Takes on the Most Sexist Songs Ever Written

When you find out a popular musician is a truly rotten person it’s easy enough to “cancel” them when you’re not a fan, but when their work is super popular and speaks to so many people, including you, it’s not so easy.

Today the she-larious Lizz Winsted joins us to look at “cancel” culture when entertainers are revealed to be harmful people. How has political comedy changed since she started the Daily Show on Comedy Central?

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 years ago 0

FOF #2536 – The Story of Oh Oh Oh Ornacia

Vivacious is back with her first fully produced single “Ornacia” – a song about the mysterious glowing noggin from outer space.

Today Vivacious joins us to kiki about the best and worst RuGirls songs ever, and the tightrope queens walk when airing their grievances on social media.

Posted in: Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 4 years ago 2

FOF #2435 – The Experimental Sounds of Sxip Shirey

One of the most inventive musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing is Sxip Shirey who grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and went on to became one of the world’s most beloved performers of unusual musical instruments.

Today, my soul brother Sxip Shirey joins us to talk about his new album A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees.

Posted in: Interviews, Music, Musicians, Podcast 5 years ago 1

FOFA #2278B – Experiencing Wendy Ho

In part two of our podcast “Experiencing Wendy Ho” we continue our conversation with the she-larious Wendy Ho about her outrageous music and career working as an unconventional drag queen.

What does Wendy Ho have to say about the future of RuPaul’s Drag Race? Did the gay men who got kicked out of the wig store here in Chicago have it coming?

FOF #2057 – Outrageous Music Videos from the 80s

In the 80s, music videos rulel, like totally. Record labels discovered that a great music video could turn an unknown artist into a superstar overnight.

Today we’re taking a look at very gay, very outrageous, truly truly outrageous music videos from the 80s.

Joining us is writer Robyn Pennachia who blogs about culture and politics for deathandtaxesmag.com.

Posted in: Culture & Style, Podcast 7 years ago 2

FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

The year is 1997, and American music companies are raking it in the money just before the Internet and Napster changed the value of buying music. It was a year that would introduce many one hit wonders, like Hanson’s “Mmmbop,” Aqua’s “Barbie Girl,” Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” and Tito Nieve’s “I Like It Like That.”

What an annoying year! But oh so good!

Today musician Stephen Leonard joins us to look at the one-hit-wonders of 1997, and why it was such an extraordinary year for big hits.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 7 years ago 5

FOF #1958 – The Healing Power of Music

There’s something powerful about music. A new study reveals that people suffering from Alzheimers and other forms of dementia can dramatically improve their brain functions simply by singing their favorite show tunes.

Today our little Broadway baby Tommy Holl joins us to take a look at the wonderful ways music heals the brain and what your favorite kind of music says about you.

Posted in: Podcast 8 years ago 14

FOF #1925 – Inside the Grammys’ Big Gay Wedding

Madonna said history was made at the Grammys last night. Queen Latifah married 33 couples of “every key and every color” in a Moonie style mass ceremony during a performance of Mackelmore’s anthem “Same Love.”

Wonder what that might have been like? Today singer Robyn Monks, who married her husband in that epic wedding performance, joins us to give us a behind the scenes look.

Posted in: Interviews, Musicians, Podcast 8 years ago 0