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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 198 – Filling Up and Spilling Over

Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:38 pm Leave a comment Go to comments

mmm…doesn’t that look refreshing?

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Are you a lesbian? Have you ever been a lesbian? Well Holly Near was. Singer, songwriter and activist, she was a lesbian-feminist in the heady, crazy days of early gay and women’s liberation. In the 70s she sang with the prolific and talented ladies of Olivia Records; with the likes of Cris Williamson , Meg Christian, and Teresa Trull.  Olivia Records eventually stopped producing lesbian-feminist music and morphed into a cruise line and travel company. Oh and Holly Near herself morphed into a heterosexual.

Today’s show is about the Olivia Travel company. During a recent trip to Ottawa, we had the pleasure of dinner with some friends of our travel companions who live there. Talk turned to what it was like to holiday in a resort exclusively for women. Also mentioned, in case you don’t know her, is the comic Karen Williams who has worked as a comedy writer, host of In the Life, and featured in the documentary We’re Funny That Way. Marga Gomez, as part of the resort entertainment, was also on the trip. Other Musicians Mentioned: Carole Pope, Kevin Staples.  Other Artists Mentioned: General Idea, A.A.Bronson.  Lezebrities Mentioned: Rosie O’Donnell

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  1. Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:31 pm at 15:31

    That was a good show! I’ve never been on an Olivia cruise or vacation but I’ve always been curious about them. Loved hearing the different view points, and especially the class analysis. Karen Williams is hysterical! So sad to hear she’s having money troubles.

  2. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:14 pm at 23:14

    Thanks so much Teresa. Maybe someday I’ll do an Olivia trip and test it out first hand. re: Karen W: I think there is this notion that just because someone is in the entertainment business, they make money – very many are struggling just like the rest of us shnooks.

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