How long have you been a Twin Peaks fan? What was your first experience with the show?
I haven’t been a Twin Peaks fan for long, but I was also 5 years old when it came out and I lived in Louisiana… shouldn’t be too surprising that I wasn’t hip on this cult classic yet. But I’m making up for lost time now! I hope I won’t be too shamed in the fact that my first experience with Twin Peaks was only a few weeks ago while shooting the red room dream sequence Dale has with Laura Palmer and the creepy little dude (am I the only one who thinks he kiiiiinnndddd of dances like Elaine from Seinfield?). Soooooo creepy…but I couldn’t look away! Besides, how could I not be intrigued by that dream and a thumbs up giving, cherry pie loving, damn fine cup of coffee drinking, FBI agent who’s trying to solve the murder case of a popular teenager in a small town?! Duh!
What are some similarities with the characters we styled you as? Biggest Differences?
I think I love to wear suits just as much as Dale! As a kid, I was so jealous of the boys in their handsome suits and ties; especially, when I was in a dress! But with adulthood comes freedom, and now I own like 50 ties (I’ve made it).
Another similarity I have with Dale is my totally real life desire to be in the FBI. No joke. I think I would make a fantastic FBI agent. I’d catch all of the bad guys and flash my badge and wear a suit and be awesome. Especially in the badge flashing department; I’ve been practicing that move since I was 8.
As far as differences go, I love sweet potato pie, I drink my coffee with half-and-half and I never remember my dreams…unless they’re really messed up. Then unfortunately, I remember every detail.
What past projects are you associated with and what are you up to musically now?
I was the lead singer and guitarist for Wishbeard, which sadly broke up in December. I am extremely proud to have been a part of Wishbeard. We had a really great ride, but I think in the end we were all ready to move on to other creative things.
For me, the end of Wishbeard (WB) was the beginning of something new. Subdivision is the new project I started with one of my former WB bandmates and two other friends. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this project! There are a lot of elements within the music that I think fans of WB will really enjoy as well as some surprises. Though we are still creating and molding our sound, that meld of shoegazy, electronic rock that gave WB a foundation still exists within Subdivison. We have a different set up than WB with two guitars, drums, bass, as well as people doubling up on keys, trumpet and vocals, but the dynamic sound that comes from this combination has been extremely rewarding so far. We don’t have any shows lined up yet, but when we do you better believe we’re coming out hard!
What do you have in store for 2015? What can we look forward to?
2014 was a very busy year for me. I left my job at KEXP (a job I had worked years to get and one that I LOVED) for another dream job tour managing for my friend Mary Lambert. Though tour was an amazing experience, I didn’t have a lot of time to be as creative as I would have liked, especially with Wishbeard.
Things will be different this year. I’m back in Seattle and pushing harder than ever in my creative pursuits. Subdivision will eventually come out of grimy CryBaby corridors and into the light and I promise, you will not be disappointed.