Pam Degroff

Pam Degroff

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.

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Perpetual Change — Moon Baby

| Feb 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff interviews Pittsburgh, Pa. based performance artist, singer, and drag personality Moon Baby. She tells Pamela that she “came to earth after a brief affair with Neil Armstrong” and settled in Pittsburgh. She performs with a band named Massage Parlour and they have an album and 2 EPs available. After introducing you to Moon Baby Pamela has more entertainment news and a mini review of a new CD by 2Cellos.

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Perpetual Change — Scotty The Blue Bunny

| Jan 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff interviews Scotty The Blue Bunny. There is only one Blue Bunny and Scotty is it. Who is this bunny boldly cavorting in blue? Well he’s not the Easter Bunny. That’s for sure. Learn all about the big blue gay bunny and get some mini-reviews of new music and some news about some of your favorite musical artists.

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Perpetual Change — Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide

| Dec 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Every year at year’s end Pamela DeGroff makes and list, checks it twice, and then puts it in her Perpetual Change column here on TGForum. Her list is a compilation of the music she has reviewed during the year so you are reminded of how great the artists are and will go to their websites, Amazon and iTunes to give the gift of music. She calls it the Year End Music Review/Shopping Guide.

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Perpetual Change: Music — Drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt

| Nov 17, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff interviews drag rockers Jodi Jolt and The Volt. The band is from Rhode Island and it performs all around New England. Learn all about them in the interview. Then Pamela does mini reviews of several new music offerings you may want to listen, dance to — or both. We feature tracks from the artists and some video. Check out news from the music segment of entertainment in Perpetual Change.

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Perpetual Change

| Oct 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have teamed up on a CD called “Cheek To Cheek.” myou might thing a 21st century pop star wouldn’t be able to cut it performing next to Mr. Tony Bennett but Gaga gives it her all and that turns out to be more than enough. Pamela DeGroff reviews the CD and brings you other news from the world of entertainment in Perpetual Change, the longest running column on TGForum.

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Perpetual Change: “What’s The T?”

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pam DeGroff interviews the director/producer of a documentary about the lives of five trans women title “What’s The T?” Rather than focusing on the struggle often faced by trans people the film tells the good news of five women living, loving and being their true selves. The ladies included in the film are Cassandra Cass, Nya Ampon, Rakash Armani, Mia Tu Mutch and Vi Le. The film is being released on DVD next month.

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Perpetual Change: Hedwig CD Review and More

| Sep 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff reviews the Broadcast CD of Hedwig and the Angry Inch which features Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig. Pam finds that Doogie Howser has a good hard rock voice and uses it to good effect. Pam has audio clips so you can hear samples from some of the songs. Then she has news about Beth Isbell, Coco Peru, Justin Vivian Bond and Storm Florez. Does she stop there? No, she goes on with a mini review to he new Arianna Grande CD and has a mini-mini review of Cherry Cherry Boom Boom with a full track to listen to.

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TransVocalizers — Hercules and Love Affair! And More!

| Sep 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

This is Pamela DeGroff’s last TransVocalizers column for TGF. Don’t worry! She’s not going away but devoting more time to her other column Perpetual Change, which will expand its scope to become an all arts and entertainment column. Today in the last TransVocalizers Pamela reviews the new CD from Hercules and Love Affair. And you can listen to all the tracks right here! Then she has more music news featuring trans and cis artist from Coco Peru to Jason Mraz.

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Perpetual Change — Rev. Yolanda!

| Aug 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff, our long running music columnist, is expanding her purview and talking about films as well as trans music artistes. Today she talks to Rev. Yolanda about her new film “Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour — The Film.” She also has music news, mini reviews of newly released albums by Basement Jaxx and Panic at the Disco and a look back at Sean Connery in a wedding dress in “Zardoz.” Who could forget the giant flying head?

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TransVocalizers — LaLa McCallan

| Aug 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

LaLa McCallan, the TG opera diva with a three octave range, and her partner Stuart Lindsay have released a video that she describes as “…a legit classical piece, one of the more beautiful arias of the Baroque repertoire….” This is part of a tribute to the famous castrato singer Carlo Broschi “Farinelli.” Pamela DeGroff brings you the video and an interview with Lala, along with other music news.

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Perpetual Change: Pepperspray and The Shondes

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today our music columnist Pamela DeGroff reviews two tracks from the Pepperspray EP that she didn’t have access to last month. Then she interviews the violinist with The Shondes, Elijah Oberman, and we have a video of the band performing in Europe. Them Pam brings you music news about Our Lady J and a mini review of the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. If music is something you love then tune into the TG music (and music TGs will love) scene in Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers — Jade London

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our music correspondent Pamela DeGroff interviews Canadian drag sensation Jade London about what she’s been up to recently. That includes a new song called Go Away (a cover of a K-pop song by 2ne1), her fashion design career. makeup artist and hair stylist career, and how she ever finds time to do her music videos. We feature her newest video and Pam does mini reviews, including one on a CD from a band named Clean Bandit that you can listen to right here.

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Perpetual Change: Pepperspray news & Angela Bucky Motter

| Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s all about the music! The TG music that is. Today Pamela DeGroff brings you music from the California drag band Pepperspray. Three tracks from their last EP are available on Soundcloud and Pamela reviews them and embeds them for your listening pleasure. Then she interviews genderqueer musician and songwriter Angela Bucky Motter and provides a mini-review of a band you may be listening to on the radio soon, Rixton. And you can watch Rixton’s music video, too. Perpetual Change — it’s all about the music!

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TransVocalizers — Videos from Coco Peru & Calperina Addams

| Jun 16, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s Pride Month and in honor of that Coco Peru has made her first music video for a song entitled Show Me Your Pride. Long time fans and followers of Coco know that she has spent years perfecting the stage persona and comedic character of Coco. A music video is new territory for her, but you’d never know […]

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Perpetual Change — Video from Georgie Jessup

| Jun 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff reviewed the forthcoming album by Georgie Jessup several months ago because Georgie sent her an very advance copy. Now, with the album release set for this month Pamela revisits Georgie Jessup by presenting a video of the album’s first single. Watch “Red Cloud’s Room” and listen to an outstanding TG artist. Then Pamela does some of her mini-reviews of new music from artists who may or may not be TG but are worth checking out. It’s in the longest running column on TGF, Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers: Meet Martha Graham Cracker

| May 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pam DeGroff interviews the “world’s tallest and hairiest drag queen” Martha Graham Cracker, a Philadelphia, Pa. sensation who is taking her hairy drag persona nationwide with a trip to Texas in the near future. Graham Cracker is an actor, dancer and vocalist who hostesses a weekly cabaret show in Philadelphia. Meet her and get TG music news and some mini-reviews of new music — and a cute cat video — in TransVocalizers.

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Perpetual Change – TG Music

| May 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff introduces you to a San Francisco band called Pepperspray. They combine The Spice Girls with the Sex Pistols and pull drag into the heart of rock and roll. Pam interviews vocalist Precious Moments and we learn all about Pepperspray. Then Pam bring us music news from Georgie Jessup and Coco Peru along with others, and does a couple of mini-reviews of new CDs. Meet Pepperspray and keep up with the TG music scene with Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers — Great Drag Music Videos — and more

| Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

In TransVocalisers Pamela DeGroff presents two music videos — “Princess Boy” by Aline Queen and “Animal” by Berlin that feature males in drag interacting with the female singers. Then she brings you a good sized helping of new music reviews of Billy Porter (Lola from the stage production of “Kinky Boots”), Sevyn Streeter, and Christina Perri. Check out videos and audio clips.

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PERPETUAL CHANGE — “High Maintenance” by The Sexual Side Effects

| Apr 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our hard working music columnist got her hands on a copy of The Sexual Side Effects’ new EP “High Maintenance” and she reviews it today. Listen to clips of the band’s music while you read Pamela’s review. The Sexual Side Effects leader Amber Taylor is out in front of the band and an out TG rocker. Their music is flavored by ’80s and Alt rock ’90s styles. Pamela also has mini reviews of new music from Kylie Minogue and re-released music from Cyndi Lauper. Plus other TG music news!

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TransVocalizers — Pam Reviews the New Boy George CD

| Mar 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

TransVocalizers is our column devoted to transgender singers. Today Pamela DeGroff reviews a new CD from Boy George. While the Boy isn’t exactly a transgender vocalist he was an inspiration to many CDs and TGs when he appeared in decidedly feminine makeup and attire with Culture Club. Pamela also provides you with some music news from TG artists who are active in the music scene.

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Perpetual Change — The Sexual Side Effects

| Mar 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

As a musician, I’ve been an ensemble player forever. (Bass player, therefore part of the rhythm section.)Longtime readers know that I’m also very much into instrumental music, but nonetheless prefer a band format most of the time. So, it’s always a treat for me to come across a band that’s new to me. Atlanta based […]

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TransVocalizers — Raven-O

| Feb 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The New York City drag scene of the ’80s and ’90s was dominated by just a few star names. Among them were Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Sherry Vine and Raven O. Pam DeGroff has tracked down Raven O and in this TransVocalizers column she brings you an interview. In the years since the heyday of the NYC drag scene much has changed. Including Raven, who has given up drag. TVocalizers also has new music and TG music news. Don’t miss a beat — read TransVocalizers.

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Perpetual Change — TG Music!

| Feb 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia (the Rocking Horse was added because there is another Michelle Garcia) is a transgendered musician and songwriter who lives Nashville. She has recorded a complete redo of an early CD titled Spanish Traveler and today Pamela DeGroff brings you a review of the new version. Pam also had new music news about Boy George, Berlin and other artists.

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TransVocalizers: J.D. Doyle

| Jan 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pamela DeGroff breaks with the usual format of TransVocalizers, which is to feature TG artists who sing, and interviews a man who produced a compilation CD featuring transgendered artists who sing, as well as drag queens, and others who gravitate more toward the T in LGBT. Meet J. D. Doyle, the producer, and learn about the House Blend CD.

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Perpetual Change — Jay Jay

| Jan 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pamela DeGroff catches up with Philadelphia based transgendered musician and singer Jay Jay. in the midst of her transition Jay Jay manages to perform locally four to 12 times a month. For live appearances she relies heavily on cover tunes but this sexy singer is also a songwriter and is planning to release a CD of her original songs this year. Meet Jay Jay today and get some other TG music news in Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers: CD Review — “God Shave The Queen!”

| Dec 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

While cruising around the Internet our intrepid music columnist Pamela DeGroff came across a drag queen music classic. She stumbled onto a copy of a 1996 CD release called God Shave The Queen! it features music by 10 artists, most drag queens and the musical genres range from dance to funk, smooth jazz to cabaret, and more. The CD is still available online so check out Pamela’s review and see if you’d like to add it to your music collection.

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