Hello, Jill. I'm a big fan of yours from Nashville, TN. I've seen you photographed a few times holding what looks like a 9 of hearts from a Lenormand deck. Why this card --or what does it represent to you? ~Thanks much, Chris Lindsey.
Very astute Chris! I find divination in found objects. For the last twenty or so years, I've collected stray playing cards I find on the streets—I call it "sidewalk divination" or "cosmic poker." Boxes and boxes, hundreds of them are displayed in my apartment; they're some of my most precious belongings. Specific ones are with me at all times, just like my talismans and charms.
So always on my stage keyboard, found cards are hiding.
Fans from all over the world now send me cards and the shared energy is incredible. The 9 of Hearts has special significance to me, as a wish card. It's my most personal card. That particular Lenormand card was sent in a bundle from a fan.
I hope I can pass that energy on to you— the purposeful hidden magic in stray things. xox
Just was at the Edwardian Ball this weekend for both nights and afternoon tea and sorely miss your appearance, not quite the same without you as this years MC was a bit of a drag, in not mysterious, just rather whiney and self degrading.
Aw, appreciate your note! I am flattered that 3 years after I quit the Edwardian Ball, I still get many emails like yours every January missing my performances. It was a tough decision after being "Belle of the Ball" for 14 years to design my exit. But the event has changed SO much. And although I am happy for its huge success and suffocating record-breaking crowds, it just does not lend itself anymore to my music and aesthetic. The fragile, haunting nuance of my work is lost among the din of revelers and folks only there to play dress-up. It's turned into more of a costumed spectacle than coming to see particular performers. So it was just not serving my band or my audience anymore.
I do miss composing a new mysterious waltz each year to introduce to the dancing crowd. Such meaningful memories and beautiful times! But, times change... glad you were part of the magic. xox
I'm a fan of your Diabolical Streak album. Such a ghastly and seductivr sound. It's one of the many obscure finds I have been fortunate to come in contact with. I wanted to get clearance for one of your songs to sample in one of my original works. How does one go about that? How would one go about showing you? Would you grant someone that honor?
Glad you are enjoying Diabolical Streak!
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Aw, thank you for being part of the netherworld... xox
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Seeing some of your struggles way-back-when, to you being an adored and soaring artist respected in her world community. Quite a voyage. I’m so happy to have been an early participant and to continually watch your music burn brighter and brighter! Now I hope for more San Francisco concerts... Always, Walt.
Thank you for your beautiful words! The struggle is still there, still huge— in many ways it's harder than ever now to live as an artist. (But never more vital.) The entire structure has changed, and we must re-imagine our visions to fit this new paradigm forced on us. And please don't get me started on how insufferable SF has become!
BUT—We have some wonderful San Francisco shows this October! xox
Have been listening to all of your CDs since I discovered the wonderfully gloomy "Diabolical Streak" a number of years ago. Actually, just indoctrinated another fan this week, and I keep spreading the word.
QUESTION: I remember seeing the notice about composing music for the Mutter Museum a number of years ago, and keep looking for a CD of it. Did I miss it? Is it coming out soon? Sorry if everyone but me knows the answer to this, but I'm very excited at the prospect. About to travel to Amsterdam where they have a similar museum.
Thank you for asking about the Mutter Museum project! You have not missed anything, in fact it's becoming more elaborate. I got a grant in 2012 to begin research and compose music in the museum, and became so swept up in it, that it has morphed into a full BOOK plus music project, my memoirs, plus the dark historical tales behind the specimens! I have returned since then for 2 more research trips and photo shoots...you'll hear more details as the whole work begins to come together... getting ready to return my attention back to it soon...
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Hi Jill Tjis is Xavier from Malign / house of usher / Rodericks etcetera. Just wanted to say hello. Its been a long time. I am still dj-ing and starting yet another attempt at writing again. hope all is well. I really like the email idea. I have become very frustrated with social media as a form of promotion and communication. talk to you later!
Hi Xavier! So wonderful to reconnect! Malign's music has stood the test of time, so iconic and unforgettable!
I agree, social media has turned its back on us, the artists, the communities, the very thing it pretended to care about in its infancy, until it had us all brainwashed. It was just a marketing scheme all along. I am thankful I have continued to hone my email list all these years, and feel like there is a such a need for that "secret wonder" of having things special, exclusive, and off the grid. I have always cherished my privacy.
Fuck corporate social media, we can all simply connect with each other (and think for ourselves) as individuals. Would love to do something together again after all these years... xox
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