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Outwitting the Sadness Rover: Tamsin Chapman’s Best of 2013

Outwitting the Sadness Rover: Tamsin Chapman’s Best of 2013

Disclaimer: this is self-indulgent, but it has a bearing on my choices.  You know the monster balloon in The Prisoner – Rover?  Well just lately, there’s been an intermittent ball of sad (or anxiety or both) hovering nearby, just in my line of sight.  Sometimes it’s come so close it’s jumped inside me, a tight […]

 Everett True

Band press photo of the year

Band press photo of the year

Someone commented on Hot Fruit thus: “I love women who produce art for themselves and don’t ask for your approval. Women can be brave and rude and intelligent. Women can make you uncomfortable and they can set their own terms.”

 Everett True

Fictional Sanchez Threatened by Actual True! (reprinted from NY Post 1999)

“Do you know how I know if a record of mine’s going to be a hit?” asked the label head rhetorically. “If Everett True is throwing up in my bathroom at the Rhiga at 3 a.m. during CMJ, it’s going to be a hit.”

 Everett True

Song of the day – 482: The Groceries

The Groceries were my secret crush, mine and mine alone, and I never even knew what they looked like.

 Everett True

Why Artists Should Stick To Art

Wow, I was in a fucking terrible mood when I wrote this one.

 Everett True

Why I Love Jonathan Richman (by Everett True)

When he sings, it’s OK to be male and sensitive again.

 Everett True

Smashing Pumpkins | There are lines in the sand … and then there are lines in the sand


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I despise pomposity above almost everything, even when it’s hilarious. The Smashing Pumpkins aren’t hilarious.

 Everett True

How The Residents ruined my life (Song of the day 395)

The band’s name? Blowjob. My cool, cruel friends had told me it was because I blew down the recorder. Bastards.

 Everett True

Another One Of Those Days: Everett True’s July 2000 journal

I want a little glamour around my presence: glamour is the last thing I possess right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever recapture that mood again.

 Everett True

an interview with The Weekly Volcano about Riot Grrrl


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Jason Baxter sent me the following questions as part of his research for an article he was writing for the Tacoma/Olympia alternative weekly, The Weekly Volcano. The article has since been published, under the title Revolution Girl-Style: Then and Now. How did you hear about Morgan And The Organ Donors and Weird TV? Do you make […]