GRRL002: the art of schmoozing and sass featuring Paloma Ceballos of Cochinas Locas

About the Episode

Paloma Ceballos writes, sings, and plays guitar for San Diego punk band Cochinas Locas. The trio of girls have been described as “unexpectedly good” (you’ll hear more about that in the interview). With an energetic set and sassy attitude, their shows are always lively. In this episode, Paloma and I talk about our respective mothers’ expectations of what good girls grow up to be, learning the necessary art of schmoozing and social media… and… slut rock?

You can check out Cochinas Locas on their Facebook. You can also watch live footage on YouTube to get a better idea of their face-blowing-off sound.

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I hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

  • [1:40] The meaning and sound behind “Cochinas Locas”
  • [3:45] Women supporting each other and themselves, in addition to support from fans, friends and family
  • [6:00] A show at Tower Bar with all women (except one guy) in the bands: Wild Honey, Is/Is, Gloomsday
    • Gushing about Lori from Gloomsday, a multi-talented musician
  • Paloma’s Instagram @dazlicious: You’ll want to follow this for pics of eating pizza in underwear and general sassy attitude.
  • [14:15] Teenage Burrito – “No Reward” (Soundcloud)
  • [16:40] Combating being stuck in a “tiny little world” by using social media, meeting new musicians
  • [19:40] Hey Alvaro! Paloma would like to make you hers. (Listen to some of Piñata Protest’s songs here.)
  • [21:00] “Do it yourself” patch on Cochinas Locas vests and having matching band tattoos and clothes
  • [26:00] The difference between guys and gals when it comes to schmoozing and talking up your music
  • [28:00] Dedication to music, with Paloma’s dad as an example
  • [33:40] The Loons – “Miss Clara Regrets” (Live video on YouTube)
  • [39:00] “Raw” music and vocals, using Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin as examples; the acceptability of expressing emotion
  • [43:00] “Slut rock” and Paloma’s and my differences in viewing the term “slut”
  • [46:30] The Lumps – “Wake Up” (Bandcamp)
  • [49:00] Keeping old band shirts “just in case”
  • [50:45] Body positive inspiration: Tess Holliday (formerly Tess Munster) is a plus-size model who rocks it. Here’s her Instagram.

Other Notes & Thanks!

Thank you to all the artists who gave me permission to play their songs and to Paloma for agreeing to come into a hot bedroom to record.

Special thanks to: Sullen Ray who graciously allows me to use their song “Get Up Got It” as the Grrl on Grrl podcast intro and outro–listen to and buy their album Blue Minor on Bandcamp; Greg Guiliano for his financial support; and Lety Beers for her help with audio editing and knowledge.

And to all my friends who have been so supportive of this project, I love you!

Coming August 30: San Diego’s Paloma of Cochinas Locas!

Paloma was gracious enough to hunker down in my ridiculously hot bedroom to chat for Grrl on Grrl’s SECOND episode! If you listened to the first episode, you know that Devon and I talked a bit about whether or not we should cuss in the podcast. Well, Paloma throws that right out the window, so I guess I just have to roll with it, right?

With a ‘tude and no fucks to give, Paloma talks about sexy men, men who are too scared to use their fretboard, and other important things like social media, expectations as women grow up, and body positivity.

So stay tuned for the second episode this Sunday the 30th. You’re in for a real treat!

And if you still haven’t listened to the first episode, please do! You can find it on iTunes or mosey over to the show notes to download or stream the episode.

(Cochinas Locas pics snagged from their Facebook.)

GRRL001: ukuleles and the New Jersey music scene featuring Devon Moore of Fun While You Wait

About the Episode

Devon Moore sings and plays ukulele for Fun While You Wait, a three-piece out of New Jersey. In our premiere episode, we nerd out about ukuleles, gush excessively about Devon’s song picks, and discuss earthquakes and the New Jersey music community.

You can check out Fun While You Wait on their Bandcamp, Twitter, and Facebook.

If you liked the episode, please subscribe to the podcast via RSS or iTunes, leave a comment, email me, follow me on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

  • [1:00] The short history of Fun While You Wait (“I didn’t realize you guys had only been around for a year!”)
  • [6:30] /r/ukulele and realizing I’ve seen Devon’s videos before
  • [9:30] Fun While You Wait – “Mountain Song” (Bandcamp)
  • [13:30] Songwriting process and collaboration
  • [17:15] Ukulele propaganda: We talk about how we started playing the ukulele
  • [20:00] Supportive New Jersey music scene (including basement shows!) and why Devon chose local musicians for her song picks
  • [25:45] Centennials – “Oh My Molly” (Bandcamp)
    • Comments on the Centennials song was about the demo, not the re-mastered version played in the podcast.
    • Stay tuned for the official release of their re-mastered songs!
    • Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video of acoustic Centennials set! But here, you can watch Devon covering Streetlight Manifesto instead.
  • [33:45] Ukulele propaganda part 2: Coming from a musical family and picking up the ukulele (so easy! so accessible!)
  • [37:45] Just a little bit of gushing about Cachabacha
  • [39:30] Cachabacha – “Pulmoncito” (Bandcamp)
  • [45:10] Digressing into whether I should cuss on the podcast or not and how difficult it is to keep a clean mouth around kids
  • [49:10] Side project: Relms

Other Notes & Thanks!

Thank you to all the artists who gave me permission to play their songs on Grrl on Grrl and to Greg of Wait Think Fast for helping get this podcast off the ground.

Special thanks to Sullen Ray who graciously allows me to use their song “Get Up Got It” as the Grrl on Grrl podcast intro and outro. Listen to and buy their album Blue Minor on Bandcamp.

And to all my friends who have been so supportive of this project, I love you!

Thank you to the wonderful people helping me behind the scenes!

Sorry about the radio silence as I scramble to get the podcast together. I’ve had a couple of personal upheavals to deal with, which resulted in me investing a bit more money into the launch than I had expected.

But I do have some great news! The episodes are coming together with the help of the lovelies Lety Beers and Greg Guiliano. Lety has experience in music engineering and being all-around awesome, and has agreed to do both for the podcast. After tearing my hair out a few times learning a completely new craft, having her volunteer has been a godsend. She’s also an amazing drummer for San Diego bands The Schizophonics, The Rosalyns–WHO ARE PLAYING AT BURGER-A-GO-GO IN SEPTEMBER WITH KATHLEEN HANNA AND KIM GORDON–and The Little Richards, who, if you haven’t guessed, is a Little Richard cover band.

Under Wait Think Fast Productions, Greg will be putting in his hard-earned cash into audio hosting for Grrl on Grrl. Without him, I would be using some weird free workaround to host things, and well, that would have sucked. Writer, actor, and general funny man, Greg was one of the creators of a strange and hilarious variety show The Telethon, performed on the main stage with the Neo Futurists, and produced and been featured in Blewt! productions.

With Lety and Greg’s help, I’ll have a few loads off my back as I put the finishing touches on the first four episodes… the first coming out… THIS SUNDAY!

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for this Sunday, August 16th, for the very first Grrl on Grrl episode. The premier episode will feature Devon Moore of Fun While You Wait, a New Jersey based band. Get ready for ukulele evangelism and music scene talk!

Thank you again for all your support. Stick around!