Summer Hiatus: Getting ready for year 2

I wanted to take the time to announce a two month summer hiatus. As some of you may know or have noticed, I suffer from anxiety (though not as badly or as overtly as my depression), and I’ve decided that I need some time off from the biweekly schedule.

I will be back late August, which will be the FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Grrl on Grrl. Whaaatt?! I have a couple of episodes recorded, and plan on getting some more interviews done before re-launching in August.

I will also be reflecting this summer on how to improve the podcast, so if anybody has any suggestions, recommendations, or just general thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email at grrlongrrlpodcast@gmail.com. Another thing I want to think about is whether I should keep the podcast going on a biweekly schedule or move it to a more manageable monthly podcast. What do you think?

Thanks for all your support, kind words, and understanding this past year. I wouldn’t have made it this far without you!

xoxo,

June

GRRL017: Spotify and nipple tape with Coco Tigler of The Fever

Grrl on Grrl goes INTERNATIONAL!

Coco Tigler is one part of the German duo The Fever. She joined me over the phone on the last day of their spring US tour. As an American expat, she shares her views on the music scenes in Berlin and in the US, the differences of touring the US versus Europe, censorship (specifically in regards to women), and finances.

If you liked this episode, please:

Listen Here

Download here. [~27 mins, 31MB]

Shownotes

  • [1:00] The Fever’s Spring US tour
    • Coco’s favorite cities to play
  • [2:00] Wearing and volunteering nipple tape during her shows, nipple censorship in the US
    • Different attitudes between people from the coastal cities vs. the Midwest and South
    • Is the nipple tape sexual?
    • Nipple censorship
  • [4:45] The Fever – On the Warpath
  • [7:45] “When we first started making music, we didn’t have any plans.”
    • Starting with a cheap drum machine and 8-track recorder
  • [9:15] Why being more than a duo wouldn’t be The Fever anymore
    • Chemistry and fighting over their musical ideas
    • “It’s always a surprise how the song’s going to turn out.”
  • [11:45] The Buglies – People Who Knows (Official music video) (Facebook)
  • [13:45] Being on Pandora and Spotify
    • “I just want people to listen to it.”
    • Why support Spotify even though they don’t pay musicians very well?
  • [15:00] The right and wrong way to support musicians
    • Spending money on drinks but refusing to pay the musician
  • [17:00] Breaking even (or not) while touring
    • Strategies
  • [18:00] The Fever – Sixty Stitches from their latest EP
  • [20:45] Booking shows in Europe vs. booking in the US
    • Grouped with diverse (or not) musicians at shows
  • [23:00] Berlin’s art scene and blurring lines of sexuality

Where to Find The Fever

Other Notes & Thanks!

Thank you to Coco for joining me over the phone after their spring tour.

Intro and outro music is “Get Up Got It” by Sullen Ray, off their album Blue Minor.

Mixing provided by Gary Hankins.

Audio hosting costs covered by Greg Guiliano of Wait Think Fast Productions.

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