Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Interview with Angeline Saris; Music, Gear, Skydiving and the Future of Women in Music
GGM: I love stories like that - what a great inspiration! We recently had the pleasure of seeing you perform at the 2015 NAMM Show at the She Rocks Awards hosted by Laura B. Whitmore of the Women’s International Music Network. Can you share with us that experience and the changes you see ahead for women in music?
AS: I love how Laura is bringing awareness as well as celebrating women's contributions in music. It is an interesting time right now for women in music and in life, in general. We are breaking new ground, gaining more respect and challenging stereotypes and norms. It's certainly challenging at times, but well worth it.
In music specifically, it is still novel to see a woman playing bass, drums or guitar, for example. While I personally just prefer to be viewed simply as a musician, without regard for gender, there is some truth to the fact that women are relatively new to the scene and still make up a very small percentage of the field. Hopefully, in 10 or 20 years, that won't be the case. That being said, now is the time to encourage and celebrate, just as WIMN is doing.
Chicken Picks guitar demo by Elisa Pisetta (subtitles in english)
Song was recorded with Chicken Picks, Suhr Classic Antique with Suhr ML and Dimarzio Tonezone pickups, Cornford Hellcat amp, SE ribb
Chicken Picks guitar demo by Elisa Pisetta
Where's The Music? Festival 2015 in Norrköping, Sweden.
13th February 2015
Maja Linn- Guitar and Vocals
Astrid Carsbring- Drums and Backing Vocals
Sara Frendin- Bass and Backing Vocals
Heavy Tiger - Mover (live at Saliga Munken)
Here's the first Q&A video of 2015. I'm going to be doing the Q&A's once a month, so if you have any questions for April's video, please post them below!
Chantel McGregor - Q&A session - March 2015
Hi! It’s Victoria Scarlet, giving you a sneak peak of our Rotary Sound RS8 Rotary Speaker. We’ve been working on this design for about a year and a half now. The cabinet grill has been removed to allow for a look inside the unit.
This rotary speaker has a Jensen C8R 8” guitar speaker in a genuine round wood cabinet. Most rotary speakers use a stationary speaker with a spinning styrofoam rotor that reflects the sound. The round cabinet produces very little wind, which makes it great for close up micing. It has a steel welded frame.
The speaker’s electrical connections are made from a high quality Mercotac Mercury slip ring, which uses liquid mercury to make the electrical contacts, giving you ultimate reliability and zero electrical noise.
Also, the motor and bearings are mounted on rubber to reduce mechanical noise. It sounds great on its own, or blended with your existing guitar cabinet.
Rotary speaker emulators cannot and do not compare to a real rotary speaker; they don’t come close to capturing the true beauty and complexity of a real rotary speaker.
Please feel free to contact me for further information:
P.S. Yes, that’s a Hello Kitty pencil case near me :)
Victoria Scarlet Rotary Sound Sneak Peak
3/20 Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
3/21 Cedarburg, WI - Cedarburg Cultural Center
3/28 México City - Voila Acoustique
4/10 Douglas, GA - Bikes, Blues, & BBQ Festival
4/11 Charleston, SC - The Charleston Pour House
4/12 Melbourne, FL - Henegar Center for the Arts
4/16 Boca Raton, FL - Funky Biscuit
4/17 Tampa, FL - Skipper’s Smokehouse
4/18 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Springing the Blues
4/19 Gainesville, FL - High Dive
4/23 Gulf Shores, AL - Music at Meyer Park
4/25 Charlotte, NC - Double Door Inn