Every monday, let's make yourself comfortable and share videos with our guest.(courtesy of Milkymee).
Next to come : Ros Murray (Trash Kit), Portia Sabin (KRS), Caro Snatch, Deborah Cohen (Lovers Love Haters),....
BREAKING NEWS :
- "Living In A Movie" music video directed by Audrey Culver and Hailey Wojcik and I, out!
1/ The Breeders - Safari
I first picked up a guitar because of The Pixies, and Kim Deal was definitely my role model. When I found out she had another
band called The Breeders, they had just released an EP called "Safari". I bought the vinyl 'cause i thought vinyl looked cooler than
CD's (and they were cheaper at the time, now it's all the way around!) Tanya Donelly was still in The Breeders for "Safari" (She'd
been in The Throwing Muses before), that was before she left to form her own band, Belly. I remember being a teenager and loving
these bands. Now i'm friends with Tanya, and when i step back for a minute i'm like "is this for real??"..
2/ Liz Phair - Never Said
I love Liz Phair's 1st album "Exile in guyville". Everything she did between the "Girly sound tapes" and "Whipsmart" was amazing..
also bought the double vinyl back then. I still have to see the DVD they put out for the re issue of that album. I wouldn't say
she influenced me musically, but she definitely influenced me somehow. (there's a promo picture i took a few years ago, where you
can see my shoes from below, i ripped it off from a picture inside the cd booklet of "Whipsmart")
3/ Juliana Hatfield - My sister
I've been a fan of Juliana since forever. She's a great musician, songwriter, and writer (she published a book "When I grow Up"
2 years ago) it's really hard for me to choose which songs are my favorites. She put out so many excellent albums.. I have a soft
spot for the song "My Sister" such a good song, and i could really relate to the lyrics when i was a teenager...
When i was in the third grade i bought Cyndi Lauper's "She's So Unusual" on bootleg cassette tape from the fleamarket. I think
it was the first album I bought for myself, and the first thing I was really interested in on my own. I was about 7 yrs old and
started wearing shorts tore up jean skirts to school and lots of purple eyeshadow. One time the principal took me into his office and asked me why i was wearing so much makeup. It seemed stupid to me that he would care,like it was really none of his business!
2/ The Selector - Missing Words
When I was 14 I saw the Selector for the first time in concert in a dive sports bar in San Jose, California.
Pauline Black totally blew
me away, she was so fierce!
I saw them once more the same year in Santa Cruz, California. It was a 21 and up show so I couldn't get
in with my shitty fake Id, but I found a way to climb over the fence in back and snuck in through the backstage, and ONTO the stage, jumping off into the crowd to my delight, but soon disapointment of being picked up and thrown out by the bouncer within like 2 minutes.
So i listened to the show from out back by the trash. They were a great band and one of my favorite singers.
3/ Patti Smith - Free Money
I got heavily into the album "Horses " when I was about 18.
Really loved this song and like every song I love, listened to it over and
over and over again in the horrible little room I was living in underneath a stairwell in my first flat in San Francisco. I like how the song starts out a bit desperate but turns triumphant, its really a spell.