Official Blog

Welcome to The Januariez blog! You can find news and other information about the band here! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Upcoming Solo Show and Other Stuff


Hope everyone is doing well out there. A lot has changed since my last post, and many of those changes have inspired me to be a little more active musically, socially, and politically. Here's what's been happening:

This past January, I performed with my friend Nandi at the Seattle Womxn's March. Historically, I have not been one do march or get involved with a cause, but a week before the march, I got a phone call asking me to play guitar. The prospect was absolutely terrifying. 50,000-75,000 were expected. I fought with myself for a 5 days, questioning my ability to perform. But I had been called-I didn't choose to do this. And for that reason, and considering the climate, I felt I didn't have a choice. So we performed from 10-1 for 175,000 marchers. Here are a few pics:

That box we're on was our stage! Nandi (middle) and I would take turns with Tina (left). Tina would speak, and then Nandi and I would sing and play. And look at the marvelous weather we had!

Then this week, I participated in the Women's Strike. I did not know I would be doing it until the day of when I awoke to learn that the Statue of Liberty had unintentionally gone dark. I took it as a sign! The act had a much greater personal impact on me as woman than I had even considered possible-my physical posture even changed from the event. I could dedicate an entire blog post to what was gleaned from the experience.

On the music front, I have been beyond busy. At the moment, I have a cool recording project in the works. I'm not divulging too many details until we are closer to the release. I will say, however, that I am taking the most unconventional approach-trying things I've never considered doing. It's been very challenging, yet exceptionally liberating. The music should be ready by fall!

That said, I will be previewing some of it on April 7 at Emerald City Music Night. I am playing tow 40 minute solo sets featuring songs I've written over the last 10 years. (Has it really been that long?) Here's the link to the event:

Show April 7
Emerald City Music Night
9336 California Ave SW
Doors at 7; show at 8

My work with the Seattle Guitar Circle continues. We just did a really cool event in Tacoma! Horror-themed Belly Dance! And we performed a little set around the movie Halloween. But I actually played Michael Myers rather than guitar. Ha! Been a LONG time since I did any performance art! There were 2 other Michael Myers besides me, both of which were played by Butoh dancers. I tried to post a video, but looks like the file is too large.  How about a photo instead?

phoro credit: Drumroll Studios

Currently, I participating in an online Guitar Circle course based in Berlin, which is where I went for my Beginner's Course in January 2016. There isn't a set project coming up at the moment, but there are definitely some ideas being kicked around. And I have to say, the people involved are some of the most dedicated to their craft. It's been an honor working with them.

And finally, there is a feminist/queer hair metal recording project in London brewing, and I am slated to be involved with that! It's still in demo land, but it's moving!

So yeah, lots going on! Hopefully I will see you April 7!

Best Wishes,

No comments:

Post a Comment