The Sugar Dames
kSea- Okay! I’m talking with Jenn Palmer & Christina Elen of The Sugar Dames – So, let's talk about you. What do you want to talk about, huh? I must admit, I'm lousy at interviews but it seems like its part of what I got myself into.
SD- I would hate to be an interviewer. It’s a terrible job, its so much pressure, like that question I just asked you earlier. What do you wanna talk about? Thats horrible.
kSea- Lets talk about me, I'm gonna switch the whole interview thing around.
SD- Flip it! So where are you from? [mh, yeah..]
kSea- Well… I grew up in San Diego, left there as soon as I could, moved up to the bay area, left the bay area, moved to new York, came back to the bay...
SD- We're writing it down
K- good, good. Ok, umm...I’ll just wait for you to finish writing that and then I think we're done!
SD- Are you always this easy?
K- Well, that depends on who you ask...
Last Updated (Thursday, 24 September 2009 16:41)
A Blessed Unrest
Finally getting around to it – listening to The amazing new album by A Parlour Trick, ~A Blessed Unrest~.
Some tracks speak to me louder than others, but without question, all of them have something to say. What you hear will be entirely up to you, but I recommend closing your eyes, and letting your heart take you where it wishes to go. You will find where you need to be.
With all the music out there these days, it is difficult to find something that isn’t absolute crap – but this… this brings back the transcendence of what the great classical masters created, and some were chastised for. There is purity, passion, and a beautiful lack of pretentiousness. It lets you escape, , reminds you of the important things, and calls out the dreams you possibly have forgotten in a world where there is far too much spoken but so little said.
Close your eyes. Listen. Let it rekindle your imagination, and don’t be afraid to follow where this music takes you.
New Video & A Conversation with Jill Tracy
It has been many years since I was first introduced to the music of Jill Tracy - or perhaps better said, a few incredibly full years.
Since the first time her seductively smoky voice sent such a delicious shiver down my spine, she has been with me, in the deepest pain I have ever felt, and the greatest joy. What she creates has something sacred inside of it, a gift that so few others have to offer.
In her music, in the words she sings, you will find what you need to make you whole. Long before I ever met her, I could create so many beautiful worlds that made sense, when nothing else did. In each tragedy that I didn’t think I could make it out of, she was there. In each small triumph, I found something different in the same song. Somehow, it just makes sense.
This is a two part conversation, as we escaped the usual rules of an "interview" and just let it roll any direction that it chose to go. We let our discourse together take on a life of its' own, escaping time, breaking common limits and constraints.
This is part one of our two part gift to you - the rest will be in the next issue of Big Top.
We enter this conversation as she is speaking of her latest video - I need to get a bit quicker hitting that damned 'record' button... ~ kSea
fou fou HA!
kSea: This is kSea again, interviewing Maya (MamaFou) from Fou Fou Ha! for Big Top Magazine, sitting outside at some café in San Francisco... So, Fou Fou Ha! was created in 2001, correct?
kSea: And I’m assuming this is your brainchild?
kSea: Okay, let's see if I can ask a question that you can't answer with one word. Where did you come up with this idea?
Last Updated (Sunday, 15 February 2009 15:20)