“It is important to find the most honest way of living, trying to avoid as much as possible playing the games constantly proposed to you.”
-- The Raincoast Booklet
"'The Raincoats were a group of women who were, in part, just learning to play their instruments, but their debut album also coincides with the start of a whole artistic sensibility, one of fearless and knowing amateurism,' Pitchfork contributing editor Jenn Pelly writes in her recent book about the origins of the Raincoats, part of Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 music writing series."
JENN PELLY ended her book tour in Olympia, WA yesterday evening -- discussing and reading from her 33 1/3 book on THE RAINCOATS! I had to dash before the bands played (twilight only lasts so long), but here are some photos from the reading and discussion...
Praise for the book --
Taught my first sesion of Introduction to Aerial this last session at Sparrow Studios in Olympia, WA after assistant teaching for some months with Sara Sparrow (incredible incredible teacher and aerialist, and owner of one of the two downtown studios I work at) -- SO FUN. Everyone is working so hard and kicking ass and getting so much stronger!!!
excited to get to teach a workshop at the brand-new Arcadia in Seattle -- physical home of the long-standing Cabiri, a performance troupe also based in Seattle.