random glimpses of Ms. Henriksen's brain
Last night I stayed up into the wee hours to file reviews of the forthcoming Lia Ices and She Keeps Bees, that I’ve fallen for so hard. The sounds are drastically different but equally passionate. Get a taste with these videos. I’ll post the reviews when they’re up.
Emmylou Harris on Gram Parsons in an interview from 1975 with Robert Hilburn
I just finished reading Ben Fong-Torres’s biography on Gram Parsons, Hickory Wind. Now, I’ve never really been a reader of biographies because I’m drawn to the literary, but I’m reading more and more.
I’ve started writing for Wondering Sound and am grateful to talk to the likes of White Hinterland, Haley Bonar, Craft Spells, Anders Parker and and I just turned one in on the gospel soul singer Naomi Shelton. I am so in love with interviewing musicians. Now I have to get back to writing that blend of personal/critical cultural essay that I really want to hone in on. I feel like there’s momentum.