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Episode 14: The JV Club
Deanna Russo
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The JV Club #14: Deanna Russo

Continuing the celebration of the release of the new webseries Burning Love, Janet and guest Deanna Russo verbally-cross-country-run themselves over a lot of ground, including the Lyme Disease bullseye, the pitfalls of posing for Playboy, and a complex coding system for words like “tampon.” They even manage to squeeze in an old fashioned round of “M.A.S.H.”

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  1. Laura! says:

    I took forever to reply, but that’s probably just because the past few weeks have been filled with great Ani music! As a kid I heard Alana Davis’ cover of 32 Flavors and loved the lyrics, and now it’s such a great new experience listening to the woman that wrote them. So far I love Not A Pretty Girl, and that whole album has touched me. Thank you so much for your input. You girls are killing it on Burning Love too!

  2. Richard says:

    Happy to do something for anybody and friends so how are you guys and what is anyone doing Friday?

  3. Deanna says:

    Happy to provide! Thanks for listening!
    Ani is one prolific song writer, and figuring out which of her twenty albums to bite into first can be overwhelming. Also, her sound evolves dramatically between releases, so I’d definitely recommend listening to my top album choices chronologically (with my favorite songs in parentheses):
    Like I Said (Both Hands)
    Out of Range (Overlap)
    Not a Pretty Girl (32 Flavors)
    Dilate (Untouchable Face)
    Little Plastic Castles (As Is)

    Lemme know what you think!

  4. janet says:

    Hey Guys!
    Mark… classic. Yes, I DO need to back away. I think in the business, they call that… doppling? Okay, I clearly don’t know what I’m talking about. Everyone else: Mark is my voiceover agent.

    Laura: Thank you my sweet! Everyone else: Laura and I went to Jr. High together!

    Other Laura (with an !) – I’m forwarding this to Deanna, because I am not the Ani expert that she is! So I expect she will weigh in soon!

  5. Laura! says:

    I definitely agree with Mark! So endearing! Janet, you and Deanna talked a bit about Ani Difranco. I was looking at her albums at Amoeba just before listening to this podcast and I’ve always known of her but never knew where to start. What are some of your favorite Ani songs? Other listeners’ suggestions are welcome as well! And although we couldn’t see MASH I still loved that you played the game and thought Deanna’s choices were great. I hope her and brunette man will be very happy together

  6. Laura Kruszewski says:

    seriously LOVE you Janet!!! loved this podcast…..

  7. mark measures says:

    I think the best are the moments Janet needs to back away from the mike while she laughs. so endearing. and so Janet.