On this version of Word On the Street we are talking with Kate Tucker. I am super excited to get the chance to meet and talk with Kate about a bunch of her artistic endeavors. We talked about how the pandemic has affected her, we learned that she practices meditation and this has helped her when she has been forced to be alone during the pandemic. She also told us about her new set of music "Singles Club" which she is donating proceeds to United Way for Covid Relief. Kate also shared her experience documenting the story of Walter Delbridge through a film and publishing his poems. Also how reflecting on Black Lives Matter has informed this project. I also asked Kate why she prefers Apple Music over Spotify. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
* The conversation with Kate starts at 10:00
"A Little Bit of Love" by Kate Tucker
"love Somebody" by Kate Tucker
On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we have a conversation with Payge Turner. Payge and I talk about life as a creative during a pandemic and how she has been processing and expressing during it. We also talk about Black Lives Matter, Payge gives us her thoughts on it and what she feels is important about it. Payge also tells us about her experience as a musician regarding topics such as social media, Spotify, and live streaming during the pandemic. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
On this version of the Word On the Street Podcast we are joined by Dark Smith. Lia, Ashe, and Danny of the band take a moment over zoom to share their experiences with me. I started off by asking them what they do to decompress from the pressure and stress of the world especially considering the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. They then shared some thoughts on how they have been handling the pandemic, and what has happened to their creative process because of it. We also had an extensive conversations around Black Lives Matter and the CHOP and how this moment has affected them. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
* The conversation with Dark Smith starts at 9:45
"Killer Whale" by Dark Smith off Degressive
"Take A Picture It'll Last Forever" by Dark Smith off Degressive
On this Word On the Street podcast we talk again with Tekla Waterfield. It was great to catch up with Tekla, she talks to me about how she has been processing the pandemic and Black Lives Matter. We talked about how the pandemic has informed some of her choices for expressing artistically. She also told me her experience with Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) and some of the things she noticed while there. I also asked Tekla how some of these topics have informed her as an artist, and if there is a struggle with the content and expressing message. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
*The conversation with Tekla starts at 10:00
"Alright" by Tekla Waterfield
"Let There Be" by Tekla Waterfield
On this Word On the Street podcast we talk with the band Velvet Jupiter. Dave Cook, Michael Knapp, Jon Heintz, and Miles Hubbard talk about the way they have been handling the pandemic and how they have maintained being a band during it. We talked about their new EP and their plans to put out more music. They also shared their thoughts around the best ways to put out music, including the success they have found on Bandcamp. I also asked for their reflections on the Black Lives Matter protests and CHOP in Seattle. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
*The conversation with Velvet Jupiter starts at 9:56
"Dirty Water" by Velvet Jupiter off Velvet Jupiter
"Doom" by Velvet Jupiter off Velvet Jupiter
On this version of the Word On the Street podcast we talk with Hillary Fretland. Hillary and I had a great conversation about thoughts around Black Lives Matters, the Covid-19 pandemic, and what it's like being a musician during this time. She told me about her album release video production, what went into it and how it has informed future live streaming ideas. We also talk about how she feels connected the the Seattle music community, and how she feels supported as a person and as a musician. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
* The conversation with Hillary starts at 10:00
"Fourth of July" by Fretland off Fretland
"I Still Care" by Fretland off Fretland