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Posted by Peg Tassey on 11/20/2019 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: Screening for Skin Cancer With Diane Sullivan

Diane! You are AMAZING! Thanks for the really fun reminder to get to the Dermatologist!

Posted by Peg Tassey on 05/10/2019 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Another New Venue at 208 Flynn in Burlington: Flynndog Station

Hey there! It's Peg Tassey here, as referenced in the above article, except for one thing...and no offense to Folk Artists everywhere, but I am DEFINITELY NOT a folk scenester, haha! There are a few articles that this esteemed paper has written about me that could even attest to this.
Here's one:…
and here's this as a bit of "proof" too:
I may not be one of the "younger artists" the article refers to (and proud of it) but I will ALWAYS be a ROCK musician and Producer. xoPeg

Posted by Peg Tassey on 05/01/2019 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Playtime: 242 Main — Farewell to the Boys' Club

Hi Everyone...I want to respond thoughtfully to what I am seeing in all the comments here. I commented on this article, and from my heart. I've been getting notifications when anyone else comments as well, and have seen that different women have had different experiences at 242, and of course there were many incarnations of 242. I want to be sure that we as a community don't shut down the women who DID have negative experiences there. The comments I've been reading are very similar to what I have read when a woman says she's been assaulted and other people just don't believe or validate her experience. Other women have been shaming the woman who wrote about her experiences in the article and shaming and even making fun of
some of the other commenters. I think it's IMPORTANT to voice the positive experiences that many women had at 242! But I think it's important to tell our stories without shaming or invalidating other women's stories. My take on the comments all around is that if you were pretty involved in the 242 community...on the board or doing programming or going daily or weekly, you were treated as an equal. It seems that some who were just going there for a show once in a while or to play music may have had other experiences...and they are all valid.
I'm very happy to read all the great POSITIVE memories women have of 242. It's inspiring for the way a NEW 242 could be envisioned! xoPeg

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Posted by Peg Tassey on 12/04/2016 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Playtime: 242 Main — Farewell to the Boys' Club

Amelia Devoid, I wrote a song about it in 1990. Here it is and it's called "Boys Club"...This is for all the women that felt like they shouldn't have been there, I wrote this song for us, and I played it to mostly male crowds at 242 many times in the heyday of 242 Main. And at Border, Toast, and then Metronome. Recorded in 1991 a very interesting time in the music scene here. At that time I was the only women fronting/writing/booking for a really loud rock band of all men. I never felt unsafe, and the guys in my band were good to me, but I often felt unwelcome in "the scene" and until I opened my mouth and started singing...lots of male musicians didn't take me seriously. So I played loud and I played hard and made a big ass noise that no one could say they hadn't heard. I had a REALLY good time.
So Amelia and friends... ROCK ON. Hope you enjoy this song, it's for you and for all of us who KNOW what it feels like to watch the Boys Club do their thing.…

If for some reason you can't hear it here, you can go to

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Posted by Peg Tassey on 12/02/2016 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Jewish Genesis: A New Congregation Is Born in Burlington

How can I get in touch with this group? Thanks!

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Posted by Peg Tassey on 10/28/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Playwright Lesley Becker Pits Big Oil and a Small Town

Yay Lesley! <3

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Posted by Peg Tassey on 06/08/2016 at 10:53 PM

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