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15

Aug

Viola!  Sarah and Laura, of The Family Crest. 

30

May

Here are the Val Jeanty pics:)  Val is an amazing Haitian born, Brooklyn living electronic artist.  She’s quite talented - her compositions have been installed in places like the Whitney and MOMA.  Anyway, I caught her just before she left for a performance in France for a photo and interview for the book.  Hurrah!

Here are the Val Jeanty pics:)  Val is an amazing Haitian born, Brooklyn living electronic artist.  She’s quite talented - her compositions have been installed in places like the Whitney and MOMA.  Anyway, I caught her just before she left for a performance in France for a photo and interview for the book.  Hurrah!

27

May

Ladies and gentlemen, here are the Miho Hatori photos for my book!  Talking with Miho was pretty great - she was candid and thoughtful and we talked about coming to the United States, finding friends through music, her first band, and on and on. What really struck me about her was something she said about following her bliss.  In any case, the full interview will be published with the book, so until then, enjoy the pics!

Also!  Did you know Cibo Matto is reuniting?  So cool.

04

Apr

Race and What Sells

An interesting ‘Why  We Fight’ from Nitsuh Abebe, discussing race and the erosion of traditional top-down music marketing.  An interesting point for sure, especially since both these factors come up frequently in interviews for the book.

18

Mar

Shannon Shaw, of Shannon and the Clams and Hunx and his Punx!  It’s so awesome to see Oakland bands getting the recognition they deserve.  

17

Feb

For women, if your goal is to be famous, to be some it-girl that people emulate and wanna be like, then the tools of envy and sexuality and marketing are absolutely and easily available.  But if you wanna do something for the bigger good of the world, something that creates feelings of empowerment and inclusion, that takes work.  It’s less fluff and more content. That’s why we try to set an example and be really transparent about how we operate as a band.  We have a foundation of friendship and collaboration and shared ideals.  That’s what allows us to create the music we do.”

Photos and text from the Grass Widow photo/interview.  Full text and photos can be found in ‘We Are All Together,’ published later this year!  Look out for it!

04

Feb

They were the sweetest!  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Raining Jane.  Unassuming, harmony based, unpretentious, they figured out music, band finances, and life work together.  And, yes, they all still get along.

In other news, book work continues!  I’m so glad they are a part of it.

02

Feb

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Anna Oxygen photos.  Anna has been up to quite a bit since releasing her last couple of albums, including touring with Cloud Eye Control, which is performance to feast your eyes on, I guarantee.  

Anna had great things to say about life roles, financing your work, and performance generally.  I’ll post a preview of the interview soon!

21

Dec

Corin Tucker pics are in!  OMG. SO. MUCH. FUN.  These are my favorite, the ones you may see in print.  Go check out her new band @ Kill Rock Stars.  

 It was so cold it made her eyes water during the photos.  She was such a sport about it though!

01

Dec

Kathy Foster’s pics for the book are in!  Kathy plays in The Thermals and The All Girl Summer Band (as well as a bunch of other rad stuff).  Tascam love right here in the pics.  Aw.  

29

Nov

Toody Cole!  Of Dead Moon and Pierced Arrows.  Not to mention The Rats (and the Range Rats)…she had great things to say about business, marriage, music, children…ah, it was so good to interview her!  Such amazing perspective.

28

Nov

Here are the Sara Lund pics for We Are All Together! (Sara is a drummer, duh!) She’s with Hungry Ghost and The Corin Tucker Band nowadays, and she was the drummer for Unwound for a good long while.  Cool!  We photographed on a rainy day at home, since if Portland is good for anything, it’s rainy days, right;)

22

Nov

Drumcore from Pdx, Oregon!  This is STLS (Lisa Schonberg and STS) shoot from a couple weeks ago.  (I’m a bit behind - I’ll have the rest of the next weekend’s shoots up soon!)  Anyway, we met at the Girls Rock Camp in Portland and shot in a slough behind the camp.  The weirdest part was someone had dumped a truckload of mushrooms on a hill and we had to walk over them to get to where we took the picture. 

05

Nov

"I think a successful performance can stop time.  And stopping time?  That’s basically a big middle finger to death.  What could be better than that?"  -Del Ray, blues guitar queen.  
Interviewing her was a real pleasure.  It made the rainy Seattle morning just a wee bit brighter.

"I think a successful performance can stop time.  And stopping time?  That’s basically a big middle finger to death.  What could be better than that?"  -Del Ray, blues guitar queen.  

Interviewing her was a real pleasure.  It made the rainy Seattle morning just a wee bit brighter.

30

Oct

Here is a preview of some of the photos from last weekend -  Rachel Flotard, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Seattle rock outfit Visqueen.  What else does Rachel do?  Oh you know, just singing for Neko Case, rocking out with pedal steel player Jon Rauhouse, and doing vocals for another band called Cobirds Unite.  I heard Terry Gross interview her on Fresh Air a long time ago and I knew she’d be an awesome addition to the book.

Photos were taken at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.  Which, I must say, is super cool.  You really must go.

Portland is drizzling.  What else is new!