By BETTY: Girlband
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The girl band BETTY has been together through thick and thin for over thirty years. They are 2 sisters Amy and Elizabeth Ziff and their best friend Alyson Palmer. A coming of age story of 3 girls who are brought together to play music and find a lifelong endeavor of politics, humor, and all the trappings of rock and roll along the way. Except of course, fame. Why have they been together this long? What makes them stay together. Listen and follow their unexpected, fun, crazy, intense journey. Fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a bumpy musical ride.
||ExplicitEpisode 3. BETTY: Girlband, the podcast||Amy, Alyson and Elizabeth’s first band Quiver breaks apart. They stay together. Alyson gets a new job at a hot tub emporium. The beginning of AIDS and singing in hospitals. They start a new art/new wave band called On Beyond Zebra. 9:30 Club.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 BETTY: Girlband, The Podcast||Their first all girl punk band gets a name and a reputation in D.C. Sex becomes a huge part of their lifestyle in ’80 and ’81. They have exciting gigs. Alyson and Elizabeth get arrested. Amy gets pregnant. The three start discovering feminism.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1. BETTY: Girlband the podcast||The beginning. The truth about how Amy, Alyson and Elizabeth first got together in the basement of their parents house in 1980. Their first band, Quiver was formed and they moved into Southeast DC and the craziness began.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
If you’re interested in music, women, activism, feminism, DC history, race relations, friendship, storytelling, artistry, pursuing your dreams, drugs, the 80s, politics, starting a band - i could go on - give this podcast a listen! This is just plain riveting, fun, and entertaining. HELLO BETTY!
I loooove this podcast! The three women who are BETTY are so compelling and funny. It feels like you’re just hanging out with three of your fiercest girlfriends. Don’t miss this!
Fascinating history told in tight harmony by three powerful artists who are clearly masters of bringing their voices together to tell important stories of their shared experience. I would expect this to be appealing to any creatives or outsiders wanting to know how to live their own lives, and the rich life story that might come from such a thing. Masterfully edited, this moves briskly. I can’t wait to hear more.