Whiskey Rock Lounge

We’re powered by MyLesbianRadio.com -featuring The Whiskey Rock Lounge, an all new Podcast and Zoom show with hosts Denise Warner and singer JD Danner. Plenty of good chat with entertaining guests and topics. You can find The Lesbian Book Club here too! Our shows are largely LGBTQ but we’re inclusive to all.

JD and Denise have a fantastic chat with Miami's Marky G, long time disc jockey, host, presenter and the main juggler of all things for the annual LGBTQ+ Film Festivals. We discuss this year's OutShineFilm Festival - going on NOW-and what it means to the community, running for 24 years in Miami and 13 years in Fort Lauderdale. Mark talks about how the festivals have evolved, what you can expect this year and how they've adapted during these Covid times. Denise and Mark reminisce a bit about how Mark gave Denise her start as a presenter over 20 years ago on an FM dance music station Party 93.1 when it was unheard of for a gay radio talk show to be on your radio. To view this show on our YouTube Channel, click this link. 

With JD still on the go taking care of family members, Denise spends some time with out British author Paul Burston ("The Gay Divorcee", "The Black Path", "The Closer I Get"), who not only has some top notch novels out, he's also created and hosts the very successful and long running "Polari Literary Salon" for years now, curating entertaining authors to read from their own books for audiences around London. Tune in and find out how he adapted Polari, during these trying Covid times and now expanded it with writing Work Shops, shows and a tour with pal, VG Lee, fellow author and stand up comedian. To watch the show on our YouTube Channel and see Paul in his cool Captain's hat, click this link

 

Sep 12th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 11:02 am

While JD tends to her Covid ravaged family and their -thankfully-mild cases, Denise takes over to have a long awaited chat with NY's own Debra Barsha, a queer Broadway musician, musical theater director, composer and singer who's spent her adult life involved in Broadway music, and teaching, directing and writing. Currently bringing "Radiant Baby" back in a new revival, as well as preparing for "TINA", the Tina Turner story. They discuss Billy Porter, life in the theater, all the different musicals they've enjoyed over the years and the shows Debra has done. To watch the show on our YouTube Channel, click this link.

Aug 29th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 12:41 pm

JD and Denise catch up over a drink waiting on Tyler, only to realize JD hadn't sent the link. Awesome! So Tyler joins in, and has a special surprise - he created a cocktail for Denise's Mom! He also teaches us about balancing with citrus or bitters, sweets as well as the delicate art of muddling, all while building the perfect drink, starting with Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door whiskey.  It's a "Marlini" because yes, my mother's name is Marlene. As always, these shows are best to WATCH, so click this link for our YouTube Channel.

 

Aug 15th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 1:33 pm

JD and Denise hang out with L.A.-based comedian Jennie McNulty and discuss how things are supposed to be returning to normal except that the Covidiots are causing a new surge. Jennie tells us about easing back into live stand up comedy shows, with two regular gigs in Santa Monica and Ventura. We also find out what's happening with Jennie's video shows, and we learn more about the Women's Professional Football League and what's she's doing with that now. To view the show on our YouTube channel, click this link.

JD and Denise welcome back their house mixologist, Tyler from Memphis, who recently celebrated a big birthday in Las Vegas. He's stirring up a special Father's Day drink that has both Kentucky bourbon and lager with a homemade citrus hit. He also surprises the girls with a guest they didn't see coming. To view this show on our YouTube channel, click this link.

Tyler, our Memphis mixologist from the ultra trendy bar "The Gray Canary" (as well as "Eight and Sand") visits with us again! JD is a little late getting in but Denise and Tyler have a quick catch up and some whiskey chat while Tyler explains his inspiration for this "Front Porch Pounder"- a drink you can love while sitting on your front porch on a warm weekend. It's really a modern, grown up riff on the classic college jungle juice. He's almost ready to share some eclectic, electric neon-colored summer drinks but NOT yet, it's still Spring so we're cruising slowly and savoring this pretty drink made with whiskey, cappaletti, lemon juice, cynar, vanilla extract, dash of sugar syrup! For the video of this show, click this link and see Tyler in action. 

Apr 18th, 2021 by mylesbianradio at 1:22 pm

The girls are back with a good old fashioned catch up over a few drinks. They spill the T on JD's upcoming gigs working with "Women on The Net", and another cool Arts Garage event. Denise does some name dropping with a run down of upcoming guests and what life's been like with the phased re-opening in England and JD discusses a great new store she stumbled on that benefits veterans. To watch the video of our show, click on this link

Denise and JD get a chance to spend a little....okay...a LOT of time with L.A.-based liberal, lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, a longtime favorite friend who tells us about how life in Los Angeles lockdown is going for her. We do a little wander through the "old" times and lot about "these days".We've got options, too:  To view the video of this show, click on this link .

 

It's St. Patrick's Day! JD and Denise celebrate with Lucy and Mandy Burton from the British girl band "Eeek" who discuss what its like to be married and in a band together, how they make band decisions with the other three ladies in the group, what this year has been like and having a teenage daughter who's so talented with music and production. Also, sit back and relax to their acoustic stripped down version of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5", one of Denise's favorites. To view the video of the show, click on this link. Enjoy! 

The girls gear up for St. Patrick's Day by having Tyler, the Memphis mixologist back on the show to bring us his new cocktail "A Bit Of A Pickle...Back" - with some truly amazing ingredients including Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, dill, cucumber and more. Tyler shares some stories of his bartending days in Savannah, GA - where traditionally they dye an entire river green, and the hottest town square turns into a massive party spot. To view the video for this show, click this link and enjoy the Zoom show. 

Denise and JD are back for episode 23 and Denise has just returned from getting her first vaccination so she sticks to soda this evening, while JD celebrates for her with a weird mix of coffee vodka, peach schnapps and Chambord! The ladies welcome Bridget McManus from Los Angeles, an actor, writer, producer and comedian ("Maybelle", "The Queen Latifah Show", "The Real") Bridget tells us about a few new projects she's been working on including "Christmas at The Ranch" for Tello Films, starring Lindsay Wagner, as well as a few podcasts with her wife, Karman Kregloe, and ...that leads us to a discussion on colonics. To view this show on YouTube, click on this link. 

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