7 comments on “Lydia Loveless: How Many Women?

  1. jock mctrousers on said:

    That was very nice. Much more roots country rock than a lot of the slick MTV stuff you put up sometimes. Great voice. Much more fun than arguing about whether the SWP is state-capitalist or a deformed workers party.

  2. prianikoff on said:

    I thought maybe she was the daughter of Patty Loveless, but evidently they’re not related.
    She’s not even from the Appalachians, but from a from a coal mining town on the Ohio side.
    The Tolpuddle leader George Loveless ended up emigrating to Canada.
    I once knew a descendant of his, who lived in London.

  3. prianikoff on said:

    BTW. She’s definitely a “Loveless”, rather than a “Lovelace”.

    Possibly some confusion with Ada Lovelace, the woman who programmed Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, after whom the programming language “Ada” is named.

  4. jock mctrousers on said:

    prianikoff:
    BTW. She’s definitely a “Loveless”, rather than a “Lovelace”.

    Possibly some confusion with Ada Lovelace, the woman who programmed Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, after whom the programming language “Ada” is named.

    Thanks for that snippet, Pri. Fascinating. Or are you bending over backwards to get Andy off the hook for confusing her with Linda Lovelace, the porn actress?

    And then there’s Lucy Lawless – Xena,Warrior Princess; Battlestar Galactica (SF channel remake); Spartacus, Blood & Sand. Always entertaining.

  5. prianikoff on said:

    Surprisingly enough, Ada was actually into harder drugs than Linda.
    She even considered writing a scientific study of the effects of opium and wine based on her own experiences.
    There was also an air of scandal around her, based on rumours of extra-marital affairs.

    In that respect, she may have taken after her father, Lord Byron
    But as a result of her parents’ acrimonious divorce, she never actually knew him.
    Nor did she inherit his penchant for poetry.
    Bryon would have been delighted to find a way to make two and two five.
    Ada, moulded by her mother, became more interested in maths.

    She wasn’t just a boring number-cruncher though.
    She believed that her talents might be profitably employed on horse-racing.
    The fact she died with £2000 in gambling debts indicates that she was mistaken.

    http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Lovelace.html

  6. jock mctrousers on said:

    Hmmm, funny old world, eh? Byron’s daughter a computer programmer – remarkable!