THE GOSSIP. I love these folks. In an earlier post I wrote that there were so few bands today with any originality or real balls. This is one of the bands with astronomical talent and serious cahones. Beth Ditto is such a great artist and style star. This exciting performance in Germany has it ALL: an irresistible back beat, rock-and-roll guitar, chillingly beautiful and raw vocals and a space dress that David Bowie would be proud of! All this and pyrotechnics?! Wow!
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I actually got to meet Beth Ditto once, which is surprising enough, but even more amazing is where I met her: at The World Forestry Center! I posted this story years ago when it happened, but in case you missed it I worked there at admissions and she just walked in one day for a photo shoot. She said a cheerful hello and then chained herself to a fake log. I had to say hello, I'm such a big fan. She was super-sweet of course, just as you'd think she would be. I am so proud this incredible group is from Portland. xoxo