April 28th, 2011

RIP Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow has died.

For those of you who might not be familiar with her, she was a young phenom in the 70s, a singer/songwriter with a uniquely bluesy style. Her life was not an easy one; a hydrocephalic daughter and a divorce took a huge toll on her career, and after the beloved daughter to whom she was dedicated died in 2007, one wonders if Snow lost some of the spark that had animated her own life.

But man, what a singer she was (the tape’s from 1989):

[NOTE: Snow got her stage name from another Phoebe.]

15 Responses to “RIP Phoebe Snow”

  1. SteveH Says:

    Phoebe had a beautiful voice and was apparently a wonderful mother too. God bless her.

  2. Rose Says:

    I never knew what she looked like. Love the voice.

  3. Curtis Says:

    WOW. Thanks for the tip. I look forward to more investigation. Powerline recently offered a Carrie Underwood performance that was AWESOME. Last night’s American Idols were superb. The different styles and the young fresh voices:

    Is this a great country or what!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLMzr3PFgk&feature=player_embedded#at=297

  4. Artfldgr Says:

    ever notice how many of these actors following the progressive ideal of putting off birth have children with problems…

    take some time and do some looking..
    this is why so many of them now adopt..

    its getting hard to hide the medical fact that they are delivering to the innocents.. which results in their failure in the bigger picture

  5. neo-neocon Says:

    Artfldgr: Snow was 25 years old when she gave birth to her daughter.

  6. Artfldgr Says:

    that doesnt change my point…
    especially if you realize that biologically perimenopause starts near that time…

    be careful where you get your source on this one when checking it out… as the feminists castigated the researchers who put out the age they didnt like that didnt fit the goals of their leaders

    how do i know… eidetic memory..

    Study Shows Fertility Decline Begins in Late 20s
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-shows-fertility-dec

    Would be nice if women were told the truth. no? but if your goal is extermination through other means less overt, then giving the wrong end date does that… and that poor woman blames herself and tears herself up inside if she wanted one. what about the couples? think that they stay together after they miss it? how many more angles can i point out? :)

    here is what you are generally told:

    Perimenopause begins when a woman’s estrogen hormone levels begin to drop, usually around age 43. But according to Planned Parenthood, perimenopause may begin as early as age 35. It may also occur at a much younger age due to a hysterectomy or naturally. Usually, age 35 is the lower limit for natural onset.

    from sciam:

    According to a report published in the journal Human Reproduction, female fertility starts to fall off gradually around age 27 before dropping more dramatically after age 35

    women between the ages of 19 and 26 with partners of similar age had approximately a 50 percent chance of becoming pregnant during any one menstrual cycle if they had intercourse two days prior to ovulation. For women aged 27 to 34, the chance was 40 percent, and for women over the age of 35, the probability dropped to 30 percent. “Although we noted a decline in female fertility in the late 20s,” Dunson notes, “what we found was a decrease in the probability of becoming pregnant per menstrual cycle, not in the probability of eventually achieving a pregnancy.”

    Perhaps the most important thing for anxious would-be parents to remember is that fertility varies greatly from person to person. “Epidemiological studies have identified some of the factors associated with variability, including prenatal exposures, sexually transmitted disease history, smoking and occupational exposures,” Dunson says, “but much of this heterogeneity remains unexplained.”

    do you think that when you hit a date your quality suddenly dives? or more likely the reason we have a programmed infertility is that populations that had fertility decline in conjunction with quality decline, were more fit than other mixes for populations.

    ie… nature makes man infertile because mans body by that time has taken in too much of the world to have children as viable as in your prime… (when your about 14-16)

    note early onset of menses is caused by blood father absence. but they are trying desperately to pin it on plastic pollution. the point is obvious… if the protective male is not there, the mother may kill the child, or her new mate… so there is a bias towards a faster maturity to change the time when the girl becomes a woman who is fertile. or if you like, the early onset is the norm, but father presence adaptation extends childhood and the educational period (and intelligence) of the woman, in exchange for the protections.

    odd thing… if you actually take the time to look at the points that they take up with the innocent public, you will note that they dont miss a trick. that is from father absence, to other things, EVERY point almost without exception (i am assuming there is one somewhere), leads to some negative for the persons adopting the advice.

    like a mind net they cast into the masses, they fish out from the gene pool a percentage. it may not seem as efficient as an oven, but over time, the bias not opposed will skew the random walk to a single finite conclusion that cant be avoided as the whole of the journey is not perceived.

    from england:

    The risk of having a pregnancy with Down syndrome increases with maternal age. The percentage of all births in England and Wales to mothers aged 35 and over increased from 9% in 1989 to 19% in 2003. A 51% increase in the numbers of pregnancies with Down syndrome has been observed over the same time period (from 954 to 1440). Due to improvements in antenatal screening for Down syndrome and the subsequent termination of affected pregnancies, the total number of births with Down syndrome decreased from 770 in 1989 to 609 in 2003. However the number of births with Down syndrome to women aged 35 and over increased from 186 in 1989 to 310 in 2003 because of the increasing number of pregnancies amongst these women.

    Crane E, Morris JK. Changes in maternal age in England and Wales – implications for Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice. 2006;10(1);41-43.

    as far as hitting the bells, the immigration policy dove tails nicely with this age policy, which ALSO dovetails with the policy of not collecting race data…

    kind of makes it easy to hide the demographic switch, and allow the total of all to look ok and like its growing, when what is happening is the proportions of the people are being modified by such policies.

    you think that the affirmative action that has raised womens numbers in the halls of education has done so equally across all groups? so is the fertility outcome equal?

    shall i point out what is favored, and then what is the rates for them compared to the others?

    by the way, its also interesting to note that the connected elite in this game dont follow the same advice, and are insulated from most of it…

    Center for Demography and Ecology

    Fertility Trends Among U.S. Women
    Who Defer Childbearing Past Age 30
    http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/cdewp/99-11.pdf

    [the reason to get rid of old people is that they remember where all this stuff is, and the young wont come across it as they are too lazy to read it even when handed to them]

    This study focuses on fertility rates in the advanced reproductive years; specifically, on fertility rates of women who are childless at age 30. Like other studies of delayed childbearing, this study pays special attention to educational differences. Unlike other studies that focus on first births or on all births,this study focuses on educational patterns in first, second, and third birth rates of women childless at age 30.

    In addition to educational patterns, this study also evaluates time patterns in fertility rates at advanced reproductive ages. This study compares fertility rates from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, both overall and by educational status, and thus measures fertility rates at advanced reproductive ages across a time interval in which the total amount of delayed childbearing has increased dramatically.

    do note that reports and studies like these amount to population reports for the leaders to know what their social engineering is accomplishing.. cute, eh?

    have to go… would have more, of course, but its endless… :)

  7. F Says:

    Do you know where the name comes from?

    “Phoebe Snow, dressed in White, rides the road of anthracite.” A 1930′s advertisement for clean coal in steam locomotives pulling passenger trains.

  8. Parker Says:

    RIP Phoebe.

  9. neo-neocon Says:

    F: the link’s in the “NOTE” after the video.

  10. nolanimrod Says:

    She was OK. She had a sound that utilized a lot of the new tech music capabilities. Nothing to call your friends and dragoon them down to hear her. Shame her life wasn’t as perfect as everyone else’s is.

  11. Gary Rosen Says:

    shorter (thankfully) artfldgr: “My mind is made up, don’t confuse me with the facts!”

  12. RickZ Says:

    Another musician from the days of my youth dead. I’m starting to feel like a soul survivor.

  13. csimon Says:

    Loved Phobe Snow! As Rick Z said, she was anotheer of the wonderful musicians from my youth, and hearing her voice would transport me to happy memories.

    Just bought a new car & it came w/ 1-yr trial of Sirius radio. (Sure, once they hook you, you’re hooked for life — especially live if you live in mountain area like me where traditional radio signals are hissy/crackly at best, and come in and out as you turn on curves on mountain.

    My point in saying this was that it has a wonderful station called “Bridge” that brings back all songs from my youthful days it’s both mesmerizing and it brings back certain ties and a serenity (I have an almost photogaphic memory so I actually see situations when I was heaing certain songs. Of course, the mind has a wonderful sieve, and brings back the good times while allowing most of the less pleasant moments to recede.

  14. F Says:

    Neo @ 11:21:

    My eyes are not what they used to be — I didn’t even see the link, which has the history so much better than mine! F

  15. Tesuji Says:

    A Unique Voice, gone but never to be forgotten. She will live on through the legend that is her music.

    As she hoped, it’ll never be ‘All Over’!
    Her devoted fanbase keeps her memory and timeless heartfelt expression alive through continued playing of her music.

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