Baby Boomer Girl is a fun-loving musical sub-persona – an old fart acting like a teenager, strutting far too many wrinkles across the stage. What says she on the 3 Philosophical Pillars of pop music?
Sex – A minor presence in most of my songs, but playfully implied in a few.
Drugs – My fav drugs are music, art & plant foods.
Rock ‘n Roll – While we 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 feed baby boomers 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 … from rebellious, energetic & laughable to laid back, serious & reflective.
Q: Your albums?
BBG: “Still Dancing out now, is the first in a series. The 2nd album, Love You to Bits, will be out soon. The albums complement each other, with Still Dancing humorous & energetic and Love You to Bits, tender & emotional.”
Q: Where can we hear or buy your music?
BBG: “It’s on all the major streaming & download sites. And for those of us who like something in our hands, we’re on CD too – with a lyric booklet – the format I like best. CD’s look like they’re coming back – you can buy CD players again now – yey!”
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. Two of her artworks are in the NZ Parliamentary collection.