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Video - BIRN Alive Radio Session - December 8, 2018

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Video - BIRN Alive Radio Session - December 8, 2018

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Juliana performed 6 songs for the BIRN Alive show on Berklee Internet Radio Network yesterday, including 2 new ones from the forthcoming Weird album.

This is a really good session.

Accompanied by Mike Oram, she played:

  • My Sister
  • Wonder Why
  • Suspended In Time
  • Lost Ship
  • Everything's For Sale
  • Failure

Video was streamed on Facebook and is currently available (without the need for a Facebook account) at:

https://www.facebook.com/thebirn/videos/208000820130246/

The audio is also available to listen (albeit only for the next couple of weeks) at radiofreeamerica.com

Thanks to Carlos for the links and info.

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Lightning 100 - Blake Babies Perform Waiting For Heaven and Lament

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Lightning 100 - Blake Babies Perform Waiting For Heaven and Lament

Missed this from a couple of weeks ago (Oct 14, 2016). A radio session / interview with two thirds of Blake Babies. Lightning 100, Nashville:

Juliana Hatfield and John Strohm stopped by the ONErpm studio to catch up with Ana Lee before their show at The Basement East. John gives a personal shout out to Phoebe Bridgers, the history of Blake Babies, and their reunion show. Blake Babies perform an acoustic version of “Waiting For Heaven” and “Lament” live in the studio.

Listen at Lightning 100.

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NoiseTrade One-on-One: Interview with Blake Babies

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NoiseTrade One-on-One: Interview with Blake Babies

NT: Many present day bands list Blake Babies as an influence and have even name dropped the band in interviews . For example, Bully comes to mind recently. How does that feel for you all and to what do you attribute your lasting sonic legacy?
Strohm: I’ve met the people in Bully before – they are a local band here in Nashville – and they’ve given me no indication that they know our band! But I do hear an influence, whether it’s direct or they are mining similar influences as us. I’ve seen the references in the press. When young bands or music writers acknowledge us as influential, that feels amazing. That’s the best thing, really. We felt at the time that a big reason we were toughing it out – and it was very hard to do this band for a lot of reasons – was to build some sort of musical legacy that could become more important over time. We didn’t necessarily expect it to happen, but I think we really hoped it would. Now that we’ve built our lives in other directions it matters less than I would have expected, but it’s still very satisfying. I can only really speak for myself, but I’m such a geek music fan that it just blows my mind to think that something we did as kids decades ago actually has a life and continuing influence today. The very best thing that could happen is to inspire young people to want to make music, or to influence the music they make. That sort of thing really validates the whole experience, and everything we put into it.
Smith: I’m proud of the initiative we took in the early days of our career. How when nobody would sign us, we put out our own record. Also, how we worked hard and worked together because we cared so much about what we were doing.
Hatfield: I am just glad no one got killed, that we didn’t kill each other, or kill ourselves.

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