Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata
"...Lovely Freda was (and still is) Freda Kelly, the Liverpudlian secretary who took a job when she was just a teenager, in 1962, answering fan mail for the four Liverpudlians whose new band was on fire at the local club scene. Of course, we know the story of the Fab Four and while – after 11 years with them – Freda certainly knew more than any of us, she never told..."
"...Can love transcend the limitations of sexual identity, and if so, can that love exist anywhere beyond the confines of a bell jar? These are questions for another movie. Anything is simply the story of how Early Landry (Lynch) and Freda Von Rhenburg (Bomer) meet and fall in love..."
"...At first, the fire is hidden in the smoke. Twelve bell-bottom bluesy country songs on a new CD, produced for vinyl in 1972 by Atlantic Records legend Jerry Wexler, performed by progressive country pioneers Freda & the Firedogs for a debut that never came out..."
"...She knew she couldn't do it alone. Fortuitously, Loessin was the guitarist in all-female punk band Bondage with drummer Jessica Freda, the former co-owner of Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery..."
"...Other current offerings available this holiday season include coq au champagne with caramelized onion latkes, almond crusted pork basteeya with mother sauce, and falafel with tartar, lardo, smoked mushrooms, and watercress. Freda Cheng, Freda's..."
"...Good Ol' FredaDocumentary Spotlight, World Premiere D: Ryan White..."
"...Freda & the Firedogs(Plug)Supernatural Family BandLubbock Lights (Akashic)The Contenders(Gadfly)Greezy Wheels"Finding Happiness"/"Monkey in the Church" (Tana)..."
"...Freda & the Firedogs..."
"...Good Ol' Freda..."
"...Good Ol' Freda Director: Ryan White The story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpudlian teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: The Beatles. Their loyal secretary from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years..."
"...Freda & the Firedogs were also among the acts emerging that year, as was a San Antonio native who'd twice hit the charts in the Sixties and relocated to Austin. Doug Sahm had also been the poster boy for a peculiar, Southwestern crossbreed of garage rock that evolved into an indefinable, unmistakably Texas sound..."
"..."I sang 'Me and Bobby McGee,'" recalls Ball, and it was a most auspicious performance. Three weeks later, she and Smith had a new band: Freda & the Firedogs...."
"...Freda Lacy, a 33-year-old single mother of four who attended Saturday's protest, jumped at the opportunity to get involved in the fight for higher wages when she was approached by organizers as an employee at Taco Bell. She said many of her co-workers, particularly undocumented immigrants, were hesitant to challenge management..."
"...Locally, 30 more acts join the music conference, among them melodic punks Riverboat Gamblers, recent Chronicle coverboys DoWrong & Eric Dingus, former Johnny Cash pianist Earl Poole Ball, and Marcia Ball’s cosmic country survivors Freda & the Firedogs...."
"..."I booked Alvin Crow in 1973, same year Freda & the Firedogs played here – Marcia Ball's band," recalls White about the capital's seminal cosmic cowboy days. "Freda & the Firedogs came in to play a benefit for Lloyd Doggett and drew 500 people..."
"...Indie film provocateur Harmony Korine will unspool Spring Breakers, aka the movie that put James Franco in cornrows and Disney Channel alum Vanessa Hudgens in a very un-Disneylike three-way. British indie Everyone’s Going to Die will cross the pond for its premiere, while Music badgeholders will want to queue up for Downloaded, Alex Winter’s documentary look at Napster, and Good Ol’ Freda, Ryan White’s documentary about the Beatles’ secretary Freda Kelly...."
"...Willis Alan and John Hartford on I-35. Freda and the Firedogs at Split Rail..."
"...Marcia Ball doesn't remember the last time she played with Freda & the Firedogs, her progressive-country outfit that was produced by Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler and backed Doug Sahm upon his return from the Bay Area in the early 1970s (see "Nowhere but Texas," Dec. 13, 2002)..."
"...Besides Joe "King-- Carrasco & El Molino, I mean, which you might have noticed we have a Music feature on this week. No, I'm talking about the Freda & the Firedogs' self-titled Atlantic Records non-release, a record that was set to give major national exposure to the then-fresh outlaw country movement in Texas..."
"...In the early/mid Seventies, Freda & the Firedogs' brand of local country-rock attracted the attention of über-producer Jerry Wexler, who came to Austin to sign the band, but wound up signing Willie Nelson and producing the watershed twofer of Shotgun Willie and Phases and Stages instead. Freda & the Firedogs, whose Wexler-produced debut remains unreleased, introduced Marcia Ball and John X..."