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Dusty Springfield

It’s music month at Gal’s Guide and a new group of gal pals have joined to have some fun. Bonnie takes the stage first talking about Dusty Springfield the singer of “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Wishin’ and Hopin’ and more. Don’t miss this fab episode because we learned that Dusty threw food when she got angry. But “What have I, what have I done to deserve this?” Wait what does the Pet Shop Boys have to do with Dusty? Just hit play to learn more.

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Show Notes & Extras

  • This month’s Gal Pals are Dr. Leah Leach, Katie Harris, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Rebecca Berfanger.
  • Music Month intro
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Music Thing is Dusty Springfield
  • Growing up Irish-Catholic in the U.K.
  • Food fights
  • Competing with her brother
  • The persona of Dusty Springfield
  • The panda look and the skirt Bonnie was talking about


  • Songs – “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Wishin’ and Hopin'” and “I Only Wanna Be With You.”
  • The Pulp Fiction reference.
  • The interview with the Beatles

  • Interesting accounting
  • Shame spiral in Memphis
  • Weird living in L.A. where many are gay but nearly all are in the closet
  • Pet Shop Boys “What Did I Do To Deserve This?”


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What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it be breaking news? Would it be safe for work? A group of gals gathers to present to you one cool thing on topics like painting, gaming, movies, music and more.

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