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Transcription: 026: Marica Petrey: How a Director Engages a Unique Team of Artists to Create Experimental Theater

This week I talk to Marica Petrey who is a writer, actor, and director as well as Founder and one of the Artistic Directors of Radix Troupe which is an experimental theater troupe based out of Berkeley, California. She is a freelance journalist and videographer with California Magazine. She is cellist and member of Mad Noise, a bluesy funk, soul, punk band that has traveled to Africa through the State Department’s American Music Abroad Program. She is a dancer and a singer and just recently started another band called Girl Swallows Nightingale. We first talk about Zoey and the Wind-Up Boy and how Radix Troupe creates projects together. Then we talk about the sound and art direction of Zoey and the Wind Up Boy. Finally we’ll talk about how Marica got into performing arts and an opportunity she recently had to shadow acclaimed director, Amma Asante.

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Transcription: 023: Blimes Brixton: How A Rapper Is Taking Control of Her Music and Breaking Down Stereotypes.

This week, I talk with Blimes Brixton, rapper, singer, and songwriter born and raised in San Francisco and currently living in Los Angeles. Blimes took her career in a new direction this year, changing her name to Blimes Brixton and is bringing the world new rad music. She also Started a new label called Peach House Records which is home to works from Gavlyn, Olivia Braga, and Lou Koo. The label is a collaborative project for female artists and they’ve been steadily releasing singles this last year. We talk about Blimes new direction and her experience running her label thus far. We also get into her music videos and creative process. Finally, we discuss Blimes Brixton’s image and how she’s fighting to break the stereotypes.

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Transcription: 017: Nick Parker and Bubbles: Deep in the After Hours of San Francisco

Bonus Episode! I talk with Nick Parker and Bubbles, a Bay Area celebrity, about the party scene in San Francisco. Nick talks about how to get into after hour parties and Bubbles takes us through San Francisco nightlife from the 90s to now. Also, listen for Nick and Bubbles track from their new band, The Sensible Whats!

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Transcription: 015: Eliza Lutz: Matron Records: How a Musician is Cultivating the DIY Scene in New Mexico

This week I talk to Eliza Lutz who recently started her own record label in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Matron Records. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has been preforming and touring since high school. Her business savvy and finance prowess have allowed her to be a mentor to many bands and she’s incredibly passionate about helping bands understand money so that that can fund their art. We talk about her two bands, Future Scars and GRYGRDNS and discuss how GRYGRDNS has changed her idea of what it means to be feminine in the music industry.

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Transcription: 012: Gabi Holzwarth: The Violin Girl of Silicon Valley Talks Perfect Pitch and Recovery

This week I talk to Gabi Holzwarth, referred to by many as the Violin Girl of Silicon Valley. She is a very talented violinist, she has perfect pitch, and has performed at many events around the Bay Area and the world. She quit her job in sales and started playing the violin in the street full time. It was there that many tech executives discovered her and she began playing at private parties and events. Finally, Gabi discusses her ongoing struggle with eating disorders and has some advice for people entering into recovery.

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Transcription: 006: Mogli Maureal: Mad Noise, Radix, Sound Design, and Photography

This week, Mogli Maureal who is a musician, sound designer, and photographer, talks about his band, Mad Noise. He talks about how their roots as street performers, their musical style, and their recent trip to West Africa with the US Department of State Program called American Music Abroad. Then we talks about his works with Radix, an experimental theater troupe. He does all of their music and sound design for their innovative theater and live performance works. Finally, we talk about his photography and his aspirations.

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026: Marica Petrey: How a Director Engages a Unique Team of Artists to Create Experimental Theater

This week I talk to Marica Petrey who is a writer, actor, and director as well as Founder and one of the Artistic Directors of Radix Troupe which is an experimental theater troupe based out of Berkeley, California. She is a freelance journalist and videographer with California Magazine. She is cellist and member of Mad Noise, a bluesy funk, soul, punk band that has traveled to Africa through the State Department’s American Music Abroad Program. She is a dancer and a singer and just recently started another band called Girl Swallows Nightingale. We first talk about Zoey and the Wind-Up Boy and how Radix Troupe creates projects together. Then we talk about the sound and art direction of Zoey and the Wind Up Boy. Finally we’ll talk about how Marica got into performing arts and an opportunity she recently had to shadow acclaimed director, Amma Asante.

If you liked this interview, I think you'll enjoy my interview with musician, sound designer, and photographer, Mogli Maureal.

Mogli Maureal a musician, sound designer, and photographer, talks about his band, Mad Noise. He talks about their roots as street performers, their musical style, and their recent trip to West Africa with the US Department of State Program called American Music Abroad. We’ll also talk about his work with Radix, an experimental theater troupe. He does all of their music and sound design for their innovative theater and live performance works. Finally, we talk about his photography and his aspirations.

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You may also like my interview with musician and record label founder, Eliza Lutz.

I talk to Eliza Lutz who recently started her own record label in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Matron Records. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has been preforming and touring since high school. Her business savvy and finance prowess have allowed her to be a mentor to many bands. She’s incredibly passionate about helping bands understand money so that they can fund their art. 

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023: Blimes Brixton: How A Rapper Is Taking Control of Her Music and Breaking Down Stereotypes

This week, I talk with Blimes Brixton, rapper, singer, and songwriter born and raised in San Francisco and currently living in Los Angeles. Blimes took her career in a new direction this year, changing her name to Blimes Brixton and is bringing the world new rad music. She also Started a new label called Peach House Records which is home to works from Gavlyn, Olivia Braga, and Lou Koo. The label is a collaborative project for female artists and they’ve been steadily releasing singles this last year. We talk about Blimes new direction and her experience running her label thus far. We also get into her music videos and creative process. Finally, we discuss Blimes Brixton’s image and how she’s fighting to break the stereotypes.

If you liked this interview, I think you'll enjoy my interview with violinist, Gabi Holzworth.

I talk to Gabi Holzwarth, referred to by many as the Violin Girl of Silicon Valley. She is a talented violinist with perfect pitch and has performed at many events around the Bay Area and the world. She quit her job in sales and started playing the violin in the street full time. It was there that many tech executives discovered her and she began playing at private parties and events. Gabi also discusses her ongoing struggle with eating disorders and has some advice for people entering into recovery.

You may also like my interview with musician and record label founder, Eliza Lutz.

I talk to Eliza Lutz who recently started her own record label in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Matron Records. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has been preforming and touring since high school. Her business savvy and finance prowess have allowed her to be a mentor to many bands. She’s incredibly passionate about helping bands understand money so that they can fund their art. 

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017: Nick Parker and Bubbles: Deep in the After Hours of San Francisco

Bonus Episode! I talk with Nick Parker and Bubbles, a Bay Area celebrity, about the party scene in San Francisco. Nick talks about how to get into after hour parties and Bubbles takes us through San Francisco nightlife from the 90s to now. Also, listen for Nick and Bubbles track from their new band, The Sensible Whats!

If you liked this interview, I think you'll enjoy my interview with rapper, Blimes Brixton.

This week, I talk with Blimes Brixton, rapper, singer, and songwriter born and raised in San Francisco and currently living in Los Angeles. Blimes took her career in a new direction this year, changing her name to Blimes Brixton and is bringing the world new rad music. She also Started a new label called Peach House Records which is home to works from Gavlyn, Olivia Braga, and Lou Koo. We also discuss Blimes Brixton’s image and how she’s fighting to break the stereotypes

You may also like my interview with festival community leader and creative director at Fest300, Eamon Armstrong.

I talk to Eamon Armstrong, Creative Director at Fest300. Fest300 is an online festival resource that brings together festival communities all over the world. Eamon is a master of building community through social media and travels all around the world meeting people at these diverse festivals, building the global festival community. We talk about so many fun things including the nature of a festival, psychedelic first-aid, and personal growth. Photo by Colin Shoff McDonald.

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015: Eliza Lutz: Matron Records: How a Musician is Cultivating the DIY Scene in New Mexico

This week I talk to Eliza Lutz who recently started her own record label in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Matron Records. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has been preforming and touring since high school. Her business savvy and finance prowess have allowed her to be a mentor to many bands and she’s incredibly passionate about helping bands understand money so that that can fund their art. We talk about her two bands, Future Scars and GRYGRDNS and discuss how GRYGRDNS has changed her idea of what it means to be feminine in the music industry.

If you liked this interview, I think you'll enjoy my interview with musician, sound designer, and photographer, Mogli Maureal.

Mogli Maureal a musician, sound designer, and photographer, talks about his band, Mad Noise. He talks about their roots as street performers, their musical style, and their recent trip to West Africa with the US Department of State Program called American Music Abroad. We’ll also talk about his work with Radix, an experimental theater troupe. He does all of their music and sound design for their innovative theater and live performance works. Finally, we talk about his photography and his aspirations.

You may also like my interview with artists and high school students, Jada Baca and Sawyer Sverre-Harrell.

 I talk to Jada Baca and Sawyer Sverre-Harrell about life at their unique public charter high school. They are both passionate about art and activism and are involved in many programs in their community. Sawyer is a theater major and self-taught cosmetologist who loves making people feel beautiful in their own skin. Jada loves drawing and photography and enjoys capturing the beauty in things that other may have forgotten. 

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