Pamela DeGroff been writing for TGForum since the start of 1999. Her humor column, The Pamela Principle, ran until 2005. She started the Perpetual Change music column in May of 1999, and in 2008, Angela Gardner came up with the idea for the Transvocalizers column and put Pam to work on that. Pamela was a regular contributor to Transgender Community News until that magazine's demise. While part of a support group in Nashville called The Tennessee Vals she began writing for their newsletter, and also wrote for several local GLBT alternative newspapers in Tennessee. Pamela is currently a staff reporter for a small town daily paper in Indiana, and is also a working musician.
Pamela DeGroff reviews an album by Justin Vivian Bond’s previous project Kiki & Herb. Kiki was an aging, alcoholic lounge singer and Herb was her long suffering gay pianist. Kiki & Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall catches the duo at their peak. Plus more!
It’s December and time for Pamela DeGroff to bring you her TG music gift guide for 2012. Culled from her past columns from the year Pamela has listed the best of the TG performers who have CDs available in styles from ’40s swing to folk, rock and the unclassifiable. Need gifts? Don’t miss Perpetual Change.
Each year Pamela DeGroff brings us her year end wrap up of music she has featured and reviewed in her columns. Today she brings us her TransVocalizers gift buying guide so you can enrich the lives of friends and family with the gift of music for the holidays.
This month Pamela DeGroff interviews TG, Native American activist rocker Georgie Jessup. Jessup has a new album titled “Philosopher Dogs” coming out soon. Pamela asks her what the title means and discusses the songs. Pam also has news from Michelle Garcia and reviews of some new music.
Avid collector of the vinyl record Pamela DeGroff often digs around in old record shops hoping for fabulous finds. This month she tells us about a treasure she dug up — a copy of “Max’s Kansas City 1976,” a vintage record filled with tracks by bands that played there. Jayne County!
Last month, Perpetual Change posted the first part of our most recent interview with multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist Michelle Garcia. She was first introduced to TGForum readers in 2006. Since that time, Michelle has recorded several CD’s and has an autobiographical film detailing her life and art. Here’s Part 2.
Pamela DeGroff interviews musician, songwriter, singer and actress Michelle Garcia is this edition of Perpetual Change. Garcia, whose musical influences range from Bonnie Raitt to Santana, Frank Zappa, Sheryl Crow and Chrissie Hynde, has been making music her whole life. Meet this musical TG in Perpetual Change.
TG songstress and rapper Foxxjazell is working on her next album, Elevation, and Pamela DeGroff catches up with her for an interview. They talk about the her new video, NYC Love, and her new single, Sickening. Read the interview, see the video and listen to “Sickening” in this TransVocalizers.
Perpetual Change interviews Paul Iwancio, a singer and songwriter from Baltimore, who is an active supporter of transgendered people. Pamela DeGroff featured him in her column in 2005. Now she catches up with Paul and learns about his marriage and new project Ella’s Umbrella. Pam also has other music news.