When I first started blogging here in July of 2006 I hardly knew what blogging was. My friend Jane Hamsher asked me if I would do a play-list every week and I kind of turned that into The Spin I’m In. Well, it’s been just over two years that I’ve been writing and it’s been a blast here at Firedoglake with all of you, but most good things must come to an end. I have some other projects that need full time tending to… mainly working on new music, and diving deeper into Cash Music, a new platform for artists that hopes to create meaningful interaction between music lovers and music makers. I want to thank Jane and Christy for having me here and for all of their support. A special thanks goes to Joh Padgett (finifinito) for being my digital roadie every week and for being such a gracious co-host with me in “comments”.

One of my favorite things that I’ve enjoyed doing here has been posting strange videos when I’ve come across them. So this being my last Spin… I just had to leave you with some over the top camp. I love Ann Margret as much as any red-blooded American female, but this has to be one of the most un-catchy jingles that I’ve ever heard. The video just gets more bizarre as it goes on, and the fashions are to die for.

So for the last time people… what’s The Spin You’re In this week?

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her first solo record, Transmiticate, has been released nationwide and a US tour is booked for Spring and Summer 2008. Donita is also the co-founder and front person of the rock band L7 who have released six studio albums.

Her original scores can be heard in the upcoming feature film The Life of Reilly starring Charles Nelson Reilly and in online projects for Activision and Microsoft. In 1991 Sparks and L7 formed Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation staging numerous concerts benefiting pro-choice organizations.
Donita has been a contributing writer at Firedoglake since July 2006 with her music column The Spin I’m In.

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