How long have you been a Twin Peaks fan? What was your first experiences with the show?
I have been a Twin Peaks fan by association for the majority of my life because my dad was a humongous fan when it aired originally, but I was “too young” to watch it, and therefore only heard through him how much he adored it. When I became of age to watch that kind of show, my dad and I watched the X-Files, and Twin Peaks took a back seat. That is, until three years ago. One of my best friends, Darla, is the biggest David Lynch fan I’ve ever met and she can quote the series verbatim. She encouraged me to watch it and so I did. I binge watched it over a weekend and slept about two hours in between Saturday and Sunday because it was so compelling. I even like that weird awkward song they all sing together, so I’m pretty sure that makes me a super fan now.
What are some similarities with the characters we styled you as? Biggest differences?
What stands out most about Donna’s character to me is that she isn’t afraid of her own curiosity, and that’s true for me as well. I remember being drawn to paranormal things in my hometown (ask anyone from Catonsville, MD about the “hell house”).
What do you have in store for 2015? What can we look forward to?
My band just released it’s fourth album this last November, called A.L.I.T.E., and we’re planning on promoting it through a handful of out-of-town shows this year. I’m performing two solo shows in March. First, it will be my third Bushwick Book Club performance at Town Hall on March 4th for the book “Wild,” which should be a blast. After that, I’m playing a solo show in support of the beautiful Debbie Miller at Empty Sea Studios on March 13th.
In the last two months, The Five Finger Discount said goodbye to our beloved bassist Geoff, and I welcomed a baby into the world. Those two events required a lot of time off and shifting. We’ve got a new member of our band, and my baby is almost ready to be left at home with my husband. I’m thrilled for our band’s big return show on April 8th for the program Band in Seattle with our friends The Smokey Brights. It’s going to be a great way to re-enter the music scene that I so love here.
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