#GirlsRock: An Interview with Comedienne Erica Rhodes

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photo credit: #13/366 Placing the head. via photopin (license)

Someone cool now and then follows me on Twitter. CD INTERVIEWS

By cool I mean someone cool I didn’t already know. I’m not talking about that dude who promises 5,000 Twitter followers for $50. No, I mean a singer or an athlete or an actress or a comedienne. That would be Erica Rhodes.

I took one look at the one-liners, the inward-facing zings and self-deprecation and knew I’d connected with someone cut from the same downtrodden cloth.

When she was little – like, Grace’s age – Erica appeared on the NPR show “A Prairie Home Companion,” with the legendary Garrison Keillor. Holy hell, the girl has her own Imdb page! Continue reading “#GirlsRock: An Interview with Comedienne Erica Rhodes”

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🎤 Hey Kids – Who Sings This?

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photo credit: W_Minshull via photopin cc

The kids know the question will come.

The radio volume is up, the song plays, the lyrics get belted out… Everybody have fun tonight – everybody Wang Chung tonight! Or, She’s a brick – house. She’s mighty-mighty. Letting it all hang out!

Take it … to the limit … take it … to the limit. Take it. To the limit. One more tiiiiiiiiime …

It’s our thing, to guess who sings the song on the radio. It’s evolved. My girls know the songs. They know the lyrics. They know I’m going to ask, “Who sings this, girls?” They’re starting to remember now, though.

Continue reading “🎤 Hey Kids – Who Sings This?”