is probably the biggest. Often I'll make a painting, which is a way to
give form to the abstract/spiritual/ether, feelings, senses--whatever it
should be called. Then, at some point I just look at what I made and write a song about
what I'm seeing. I always feel that my writing is literal,
descriptive, and factual. Nature, places I
feel connected to, the woods, fashion, home, yoga/spiritual practices,
and weather are other interests that shape my style.
TS: I wouldn't say revival, because I don't think it's ever stopped. But it does feel really exciting here. There have been
some great new venues lately, a new music business program at the
university, Camp Amped (a rock and roll camp for teenage musicians held
at Nuci's Space - a resource for mental and physical health and practice
spaces for musicians), and bands and festivals seem to get more
attention all the time as they keep growing.
the tree that owns itself, eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner (I can't
list restaurants because there are too many that are wonderful), go to Avid Bookstore, Community (sustainable fashion boutique), Agora (vintage
and treasures), and go to one of our record stores downtown to buy local
music :-) Pick up a Flagpole magazine and go to all the shows you like
and the bars in between. It's all really close together, so just do
I cannot think of a poem, but I did write and illustrate a children's
book when I was six for my school library called "Kind Tales
of the Forest." It starts off with these two young chipmunks that dream
of playing guitar and piano, but they have no money for
instruments...foreshadowing! But who knows, maybe it'll all come full
circle--be published and fund my new record!
DN: A big thank you to you, Thayer. You've convinced me I need to get to Athens sooner rather than later. To all of you readers out there, you can go to www.ThayerSarrano.com for more information on her albums and for ways to stay in touch with her. And yes, you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.