Baby Boomer Girl is my fun-loving musical sub-persona – an old fart acting like a teenager, strutting far too many wrinkles across the stage. Her take on the 3 trite philosophical pillars of pop music is:
Sex – A minor presence in most of my songs, but playfully implied in a few.
Drugs – Life, music, art & plant foods.
Rock ‘n Roll – While I still can!
Q: What made this character think she could put a smile on people’s faces? And why, when she was an early feminist, does she call herself a girl?
BBG: “I explain ‘girl’ in the Baby Boomer Girl song lyric. Record companies are feeding baby boomers huge doses of nostalgia – (back catalogue is easy profit, no investment). My songs are about what’s happening now – and maybe tomorrow. Un-Fiscal fools like me invest in our dreams …”
Q: What kind of music do you write?
BBG: “Whatever genre the lyric dictates – rock, comic, slow rock, jazz … anything ‘youth-angst’ free 🙂 – from rebellious & energetic to laid back & reflective.
Q: So the single’s out … you’re planning some albums?
BBG: “The single introduced Baby Boomer Girl as a character, telling her story – which is also the life story of many baby boomer women. We’re including it on our Magic & Mischief album, Still Dancing, due out late spring/early summer, 2021.”
Q: Will it be on line?
BBG: “Yes – on all the major streaming & download sites. We’ll probably release it on CD too – with a lyric booklet – the format I, and many Boomers like best.”
Q: Are you currently performing?
BBG – “Occasionally, with my band, Magic & Mischief. But my fav activity is writing & recording. Watch this space, as they say …”
~ Radha Sahar is also a composer & audio producer for UCA Music, an indie NZ record company specializing in children’s music. (World Peace Music Award, two Tuis in the NZ Music Industry awards, and Honorable Mention in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition, Nashville). She also works in the visual arts as a painter. She has two works in the NZ Parliamentary collection.