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Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978 - Page 19. April 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/257/show/242.

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(April 1978). Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978 - Page 19. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/257/show/242

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Title Houston Breakthrough Special Election Issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1978
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Date April 1978
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Transcript tt bye, bye Clyde's (Hello Hooray ^ By Pokey Anderson "So there we were-1973, Clyde's American Bar, me singing, yawning and belching to an audience of slightly bewildered straight couples and a pile of women friends trying to be on good behavior so I wouldn't get fired a fourth time for 'bringing in the wrong type of clientele...' and Ginny said,'Meg, this is ridiculous. You should start singing for women's groups all the time.' And I took one last look around Clyde's and said 'hmmm...' " Thus began one woman's exploration ' of a new genre of music. Meg Christian was one of the first to seek to define women's music from a feminist perspective. Five years ago she was one of five women who created a national women's recording company. Meg's first album, and Olivia Records' first, / Know You Know, quickly became an underground classic. And Meg won even more hearts (for women's music) during her first concert tour of Texas two years ago. Meg has finally consented to return to Texas, much to the delight of those who saw her first concert, and those who only heard about it. She'll be bringing with her another Olivia Records artist, Teresa Trull. Teresa comes from North Carolina, where she had been supporting herself driving a dump truck. Her friends sent Olivia a tape of her music, and Teresa ended up doing her first album, The Ways A Woman Can Be, and moving to Olivia's Oakland, Calif, base to join the collective. Teresa's brand of women's music has elements of blues and country, sung with an incredibly strong and versatile voice, and backed by her able acoustic guitar. Her songwriting reflects her belief that "music is a potential starting point for the meeting of wimmin's minds and souls- wimmin from all different cultures and backgrounds." Similarly, Meg affirms her responsibility as a feminist musician "...to use my music and my concerts to make women more aware of political issues which are vital parts of our movement struggles-es- peciaily lesbianism, class, race and the commonality of women's struggles everywhere." Toward this same goal, Teresa's album notes and lyrics were printed in both English and Spanish. Of course, it's a fairly large order for a group of women to committ themselves to make decisions collectively, to train women in all facets of the music industry- from engineering to public relations to distribution-and to work for the eradication of oppression rooted in sexism, class- ism and racism. And from the outset, one senses that they had to contend with a collective barely-concealed snicker from the male dominated music industry, including a prediction that Olivia would need at least a million dollars in capital to start with. (Olivia started with $12,000 in donations.) Five years later, Olivia has survived and grown, weathering its share of criticism from feminists, and even garnering some grudging recognition from the Establishment. For example, Billboard picked Olivia's Be Be K 'Roche as a Recommended LP: "Well produced and well arranged material, although the lyrics tend to encompass what might be construed as love affairs between members of the same sex" (Nov. 27, 1976). The New York Times was even bold enough to mention Meg's Leaping Lesbians song in a recent review (Jan. 12, 1978), but they steadfastly referred to Teresa as "Miss Trull" all the way through the article. All women are invited to hear women's music for themselves, as performed by Meg Christian and Teresa Trull at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19th at Agnes Arnold Hall on the University of Houston Main Campus (Entrance 6). Tickets are a $4.50 donation, but if a woman can't afford that amount she is invited to donate what she can. The local women who are coordinating the event, Out and Out Productions, will see that the proceeds go to establish a fund that will be used to sponsor future cultural events. Advance tickets will be available at The Bookstore (1728 Bissonnet), Wilde 'N' Stein (819 Richmond), "Just" Marion & Lynn's (817 Fairview), and Women Rising Center (1737 Indiana). Mail orders or child care reservations may be sent to: Out and Out Productions, P. O. Box 66815, Houston, Texas, 77006. The concert site is wheelchair accessible and there will be sign language for the deaf. As a bonus, Meg and Teresa will be conducting an informal workshop on Saturday, May 20th, at First Unitarian Church (5210 Fannin, upstairs), at 10:00 A.M. They are eager to meet with Houston women to discuss the politics of doing women's music, what Olivia Records is about, or whatever. STAND Vp SISTERS FEMINIST THEATRICAL GROUP = ARE AUDITIONING ==__= MUSICIANS FOR ACCOMPANIMENT PLEASE CALL JOYCE - 448-4765 mondays and Wednesdays I DELL- 464-5561 (after 7) tuesdays, thursdays and fridays WEEKENDS - EITHER NUMBER TERESA TRULL and MEG CHRISTIAN will be performing at Agnes Arnold Hall on the University of Houston Main Campus Friday, May 19 at 8pm. Advance tickets are available. &WMY- interior 5 exterior house painting handmade signs wall graphics 18 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH APRIL 1978 _J