From May 2008

more bent fest!

Video of a portion of my set from Bent fest! Not a bad snip, once I got comfy with the tech. 🙂 This was snagged from Talking Computron over at – great blog roundups of the whole festival and really great collections of vids and photos.

I have some more thoughtful/less promo-based blogs brewing- thoughts on bein’ a lady in a sub-sub-culture dominated by dudes (I’m curious what Beatrix and other ladies have to say about it, too!), as well as one with classical music training- and how that informs what I do as part of such a DIY, experimentation-driven scene; thoughts on the music business and rise of the indies, the explosion of music in the world of the internet and what it means for artists, labels, and copyright… It is a brave, new, ever-interesting world, and I’ve been thinking it’d be fun to talk about it a little more.

later gators

Spring is buzzing away

April and May have been crazytown in Caly-land. It seems I have hit the magic time in my life when nearly everyone I know is getting married, so weddings are big on the scene. So are art events. I’m a bit overdue on the ol’ updates. I just came back from another wedding celebration tonight. It was held in a boxing gym, which made a lovelier reception venue than one might anticipate. Pinatas, brownie sundaes, fireworks… good times. Spring has finally sprung in MN, and it’s about time. I am enjoying the weather and hoping I get around to getting my motorcycle fixed sometime soon.

Anyway, on the musics- Bent Fest Mpls was really fantastic. I had a great time, I met some great folks, and got really great feedback on my set. I’m hearing rumblings about Bent Fest UK, which would be fantastic!! Huge thanks to Beatrix*Jar, Intermedia Arts, and everyone who played or led a workshop or showed up for concerts and everything, it was really great all around.

I know I’ve been saying it for a long time, but I’m really very close to completing my album. I’m really excited about that. And a little bit terrified. In a good way. I think.

Bent Fest Starts Tonight!

Reception starts at 7pm, live music starts at 8pm, I go on at 9pm. Beatrix*Jar is headlining a bit past 11pm. This is the 2nd year the festival has happened in Minneapolis, and I’m excited to be a part of it. It’s also a nice hometown ego boost to have us as the Midwest stop for a festival that’s happening in the cultural hotspots on the coasts. I’m excited to see some of the folks I met at Spark last year and check out some of the workshops later in the weekend. Hope to see you there!

Intermedia Arts
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