Any song that starts off with the intro, ‘This is a song about the first time I went to a strip club with my drug dealer’, you know is at least going to be interesting. Turns out, it’s a pretty killer song. He’s a beekeeper, he knows how to keep ‘dem bees.
Kendra Marable is an old friend who’s been one of my favorite artists for a long time. She actually did a record cover for me once. She’s been doing a line of greeting cards called Glitter and Rust which are fantastic. Personally, I am a lover of altars and I think she has a lot [...]
I’ve heard Old Canes described as ‘fuzz folk’, which is pretty apt. They make me happy in a Neutral Milk Hotel sort of way. They are working on a series of 7″s, all about shape shifters, which I’m super excited about. [audio:http://www.drawuslines.com/wp-content/themes/digg-3-col/music/02%20Little%20Bird%20Courage.mp3]
Kristen Ferrell’s artwork is, as her bio puts it, beauty vs. grotesque’ and I’ve always been fascinated by it. I’m not an art critic, but my kids refer to her work as both ‘really beautiful’ and ‘really icky’, which I think sums it up nicely.
I don’t know how artists find their voice, what style and medium really speaks to them, and give them the desire to create. I’ve certainly never had deep thoughts involving sequins. But in Kristin Morland’s hands, they become beautiful images. I look at them in a whole new light now.