Joan Holliday

Joan Holliday

I’ve loved music since I was born.  Mom and Dad both sang around the house, and I had three older sisters who introduced me to the joys of the Beatles, the Stones, the Cowsills, the Kinks, Motown, The Monkees and the Hollies, (and peace and love) very early on.  Davy Jones was my first boyfriend.  We had dates in a cardboard-box car at the bottom of my basement stairs when I was six.  He adored me.  ;-j

My first ever live show was England Dan and John Ford Coley at the Heart of Illinois State Fair…beautiful acoustic guitars and harmonies live under the stars.  I was enamored of live music for life.  Queen was next, at the Rosemont Horizon.

I did have a period of rabid Bay City Rollers fandom, which coincided with an obsession with Queen, oddly enough.  (I don’t believe in guilty pleasures – if it’s a pleasure, for God’s sake don’t feel guilty about it!  What are ya, a puritan?)  And I love Queen, and the Pretenders.  And the Psychedelic Furs, and the Boomtown Rats, and Al Stewart.  And U2, and Marshall Crenshaw and Francis Dunnery and Andy White and Colin Hay.  Dylan.  Robyn Hitchcock.  Van Morrison.  Hundreds of others.

I also love my son and daughter, and all my “adopted” kids (their friends, and my friends’ kids).  My house.  My friends and family.  The Midwestern town where I grew up.  Reading.  Movies.  Wine.  Cheese.  Living.  The sun, the sky, the earth.  New York and London and Paris and Amsterdam.  Northampton.  The Valley.  Laughter.

So now you know me.  Oh yeah – I was an art history/English lit. major in college.  And got a job at a radio station.  Yeah, go ahead and wonder.  I do.

How about you?  Send me an email.  joan@wrsi.com.   Introduce yourself!


Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Music

Paul McCartney and Skype make tech history

paulmccartney

Paul McCartney is embracing modern technology by teaming up with Skype to launch the first ever audio emojis in time for Valentine's Day.

14 hours ago in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Russian egg roulette with Peyton Manning & Magic Johnson

16-overlay-12

It's the Super Bowl 50 champ versus the NBA legend.

1 day ago in Viral Videos

Who’s your daddy?

16-overlay-10

When you're a baby and your dad is a twin, life can be confusing.

1 day ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: Oh mother …

23-overlay-3

Is it the worst "Family Feud" answer ever? Judge for yourself.

2 days ago in Viral Videos

Will Ferrell wants to be the new animal expert on ‘The Late Show’

15-overlay-7

Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" doesn’t have an animal expert yet, so why shouldn’t it be Will Ferrell?