candye kane

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Occupation musician/songwriter/diva
Location encinitas, California, United States
Introduction professional singer/ songwriter/ recorded 10 cds for SIRE, Antone's, Rounder and RUF records. My newest cd is called Sister Vagabond and will be released August 15 on the Delta Groove label. My music is also available at Itunes and . I use my songwriting and music to inspire others to live their dreams and accept themselves. I had pancreatic cancer and had the whipple procedure in april 2008. I am feeling great and grateful for every moment I have on this planet.I grew up in East Los Angeles and was a mother at 17. I became a sex worker to get off welfare, became financially emancipated and financed my musical aspirations. My eldest son is a professional drummer. My youngest son is a jazz piano/education major/ senior at UC Berkeley. I raised both of my kids in an environment where they could play music and be creative. I believe the key to happiness is to accept yourself, learn to love your physical body and forge ahead with your dreams, no matter what. I am wrote a memoir about my life called the Toughest Girl Alive which was adapted to the stage in Jan 2010 at the Moxie Theater. It will also be in the New York Fringe Festival this summer.
Interests music, global peace, censorship issues, sexual politics, large size discrimination, cemetaries, astrology, women's studies, theology, poetry, philosophy, gay bisexual transgender issues, beaches, female musicians and artists, socialism, sex positive feminism, fat, facism and our current government, prostitution, sex work, drag queens, pornography, freaks, gay marriage, midget wrestling, bondage, betty page and irving claw, lesbian culture, skunk bud
Favorite Movies Frida, La Vie en Rose, Sunset Boulevard, The Royal Tennenbaums, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, The Nightmare before Christmas, Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Up in Smoke, Spinal Tap, The Black Orpheus, The Triplets of Belleville, Edward Scissorhands, Broadway Danny Rose, The Decline of Western Civilization, New York New York, Gone with the Wind, Annie Hall, The Graduate, Once upon a time in America, The Pianist, A beautiful mind.
Favorite Music Blues, Ska, jazz, swing, punk rock, folk music, hillbilly, tikibilly, rockabilly, klezmer, salsa, reggae
Favorite Books I, Rigoberta Menchu, Beating Cancer with Nutrition, The Butch-Femme Reader, Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, Frida by Hayden Herrera, A Moveable Feast, Women by Charles Bukowski, Post-porn modernist by Annie Sprinkle, Notorious Victoria (the biography of Victoria Woodhull), backlash by susan faludi, sexual state of the union by susie bright, exhibitionism for the shy by carol queen