2004 Interview with Pavla Jonssonova of Zuby nehty

Here's an interview I did via email with Czech musician, writer, and thinker Pavla Jonssonova in 2004. The interview was published on the Tamizdat website. Tamizdat has long been dedicated to international culture - music, art, writing, theater - and enabling the travel and exchange of that creativity across international borders.

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GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR THIS IS NOT GOING TO LAST

GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR THIS IS NOT GOING TO LAST

Not long after that time, I went to a show with a friend, Doug. I can't remember what band we were watching. They were catchy, though. I wore my deceased grandfather's straw cowboy hat. I turned to Doug, and said something like, "F/ck this. No one's dancing, but I am going to. I could be dead." He nodded.

I have been dancing, alone in crowds, since.

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And fire my spirit

January 27, 2018, Day 9 of 30 Day Music Challenge

All I can hear are the sounds of my bones rattling around. That is my music.

Two days of spirit sister time. Listening to stories. Gathering together and taking time to listen and speak and to be heard. Sisters, wherever you are right now, I hope you can hear this song that another sister taught me:

Earth my body

Water my blood

Air my breath

And fire my spirit

Psych Music / Meatwave

Psych Music / Meatwave

New Brunswick, New Jersey, Autumn 2000. My roommates at the time were three guys. They were three really cool guys (and I mean it, despite what follows) – one was an alcoholic who was an excellent cook, another was a moderate drinker and a great keyboardist and lyricist, and another was a completely sober graphic designer. We went regularly to McCormick’s Pub, which we called McDrunk’s.

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A Prisoner in the Temple of Doom / Halsey

A Prisoner in the Temple of Doom / Halsey

A couple men have asked me, "Why are you so angry?" One went on to philosophize, "All things change. Things will change." It was some new age crap without any perspective on human rights.

I have not seen too much good - at least not enough good - come since the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and believe me, I am an optimist and a fool. I am waiting for the signs to align in the Temple of Doom. I am.

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