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The Podcast celebrating the musical importance of lovers, inspirations and groupies.

Muses Muses

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The Podcast celebrating the musical importance of lovers, inspirations and groupies.

    Underage Groupies & Rock n Roll: A Discussion with Lucretia Tye Jasmine

    Underage Groupies & Rock n Roll: A Discussion with Lucretia Tye Jasmine

    This week I am joined once again by Lucretia Tye Jasmine to discuss the history of teenage groupies in the rock n roll scene.
    This week Lucretia Tye Jasmine and I discuss the sexualization of teenage girls through music history as well as the underage groupie scenes of the past.
    Wild interests and an inclination to rage against the machine with a flair equaling the groupies and rock stars who fascinate her, vegan Lucretia Tye Jasmine from Kentucky earned her BFA with honors from NYU, and her MFA from CalArts.
    A Los Angeles–based artist, writer, and interviewer, Lucretia’s current projects include the Groupie Feminism art series, and oral histories for two mixtape zines, The Groupie Gospels and riot grrrl Los Angeles 1992-1995. Artforum, Feminist Magazine radio, the GRAMMY Museum, MoPOP, The New York Times and the Punk Museum Los Angeles are a few places that have shown her work. She writes online for The Los Angeles Beat and Please Kill Me.
    Make sure to check out Lucretia’s website for more on her writing and art, you don’t wanna miss her incredible Groupie Feminist Art Series! https://www.lucretiatyejasmine.com/
    You can also follow Lucretia on Instagram for more updates.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Annie Leibowitz & the Art of Photography with Martin Bryan

    Annie Leibowitz & the Art of Photography with Martin Bryan

    This week I am joined by photographer Martin Bryan who shares the story behind Annie Leibowitz's life and career.
    Welcome to another episode of Muses! This is a very special week as I am joined by my friend Martin Bryan who takes the reigns and shares with me the story of Annie Leibowitz's life and career. From her early days at Rolling Stone, to her more recent high end fashion photography, we discuss Annie's progression as an artist as well as the art of photography itself.
    Martin is a Toronto-based photographer who specializes in portraiture, landscapes and entertainment. Listeners will already be familiar with his work as he took the incredible Muses promo shots of Chanty and I at the beginning of his own photography career.
    You can find more of Martin's fantastic photographs and make sure to also follow in on Instagram @Misterpixie, and visit his website at https://www.martinbryan.com/

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Muses Will Rock You Volume 4

    Muses Will Rock You Volume 4

    This week Bethanne and Leah from She Will Rock You Podcast join me as we each present the story of an incredible women in R&B history.
    She Will Rock You and I teamed up once again to share the stories behind 3 incredible women in R&B history. Leah covers Mavis Staples from her Gospel roots with The Staples Sisters to her solo career spanning over 50 years. Bethanne shares the story of soul singer Etta James, from her rocky childhood to topping the charts and I cover funk pioneer Betty Davis whose unabashedly sexual lyrics and refusal to water it down for the masses kept her from becoming a mainstream sensation.
    If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our previous episodes with She Will Rock You where we covered Girl Groups, Female Fronted Grunge Bands and Song Facts you may not know about!
    Make sure to check out She Will Rock You for amazing episodes in rock history as well as interviews with great new artists!
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    • 56 min
    Grace Jones

    Grace Jones

    This week Chanty returns to hear the story behind Grace Jones' life and career.
    Growing up in Jamaica wasn't easy for Grace. Raised by her extremely strict and religious relatives, it wasn't until she was a teenager and moved to America to be with her parents that she began to see a world of possibility. With her incredibly striking looks and a strong ambition to make a career for herself, it was natural that Grace would enter the world of modelling. It didn't take long though for Grace's passion for music and art to take center stage.
    After being signed by Island Records and finding a perfect collaborative partner in Jean-Paul Goude, Grace took the world by storm, mixing music, fashion and art into eye catching and shocking performative pieces. She would go on to release 9 albums, tour the world, and make her way onto movie screens in just the first decade of her career. Grace truly is a walking piece of art.
    Tune in to hear her incredible journey!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Backstage Pass with DeeDee Keel

    Backstage Pass with DeeDee Keel

    This week I am joined once again by the magnificent DeeDee Keel as she shares some never before stories from her days working at the Whisky a Go Go!
    DeeDee Keel is a rock and roll woman with a Heart of Gold! We first had the great pleasure of chatting with DeeDee back in Episode 124 where she shared stories about growing up in Venice Beach down the street from The Doors, scoring a primo gig at the Whisky a Go Go where she worked for the next 12 years, what it was like to be a part of the Led Zeppelin crew, her personal groupie tricks and touring experiences with her then husband Ron Keel.
    Every time I have the pleasure of talking with DeeDee she blows me away with another story from her incredible past. When I asked her to return for a second episode she came prepared with some extremely fun, never before heard stories from her time on the Sunset Strip. DeeDee talks about fond memories at the Riot House and Sunset Plaza, going full circle with Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Blue Cheer's Leigh Stephens, her relationship with guitarist Sam Mitchell, and a not so friendly encounter involving Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter. Oh, and what sexy guitarist did DeeDee save from drowning? Tune in to find out!
    You can follow DeeDee on instagram at @deedeekeel and her concert photo account @lensgroupies
    If you haven't listened previously, make sure to check out Muses first interview with DeeDee back in Episode 124!
    You can also check out our 20 Questions Blog Post with DeeDee!

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Patti Johnsen Part 2

    Patti Johnsen Part 2

    This week I am joined once again by the magnetic Patti Johnsen in a discussion on what being a true groupie means.
    You may remember our previous interview with Patti Johnsen, alumni of the Rainbow Bar & Grill as well as the creator of the Groupie Round Table, or perhaps you remember her name from the fabulous chapter she has in Pamela Des Barres book Let's Spend the Night Together. We previously discussed her time touring with Van Halen, meeting George Harrison, her decade long job at the Rainbow, the formation of the Groupie Round Table and rock n roll "Holy Grails".
    This time around Patti and I discuss the term groupie, what it means to us and it's misconceptions. We also discuss rock n roll decadence, "Almost Famous" tour moments, her incredible friendship with Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, and what it's like to wake up next to Billy Idol! Patti is one of a kind, she is naturally beautiful inside and out and has the truest groupie soul. It's always such a pleasure to talk to a true groupie sister and I'm so happy she came on again to share more from her incredible past.
    Patti is also the speaker of one of my favourite interview quotes...."Just because you haven’t f****d a rockstar doesn’t mean you’re not a groupie. A guitar, a Les Paul comes off the assembly line, it hasn’t been played yet. Does it mean it’s not a guitar? Of course it is! And you put that in the hands of a rockstar, you just wait to hear that f****r sing! You are still a groupie because once you get in the hands of a rockstar baby, wait to hear you sing.”

    If you haven't listened previously, you can listen to our first discussion back in Episode 108.
    You can also check out our 20 Questions blog post with Patti!
    You can follow Patti on instagram at @pattijohnsen as well as the Groupie Round Table on Facebook @groupieroundtable
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Rachel Lynn80 ,

The first to really uncover the women behind the scenes

I started listening to Muses a little over a year ago. I was instantly hooked. I’ve been around RnR, heard the stories, and read the books for years but Muses uncovered so much material that was new to me. An amazing focus on magnetic women and the men and other women who were drawn to them. The material and interviews are handled with compassion, sensitivity, and an insane amount of fun. Some of my favorite episodes include the muses of Walk on the Wild Side, Pleasant Gehman (Queen of the Sunset Strip), and, of course, Pamela Des Barres- the goddess of groupies. A must-listen to get your Rock on!

glitterpup64 ,

Toxic Femininity

Sloppy, lazy, superficial cut and paste content. Irritating hosts.

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wannabes

could this show be more pedantic?

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