HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ SHE KEEPS BEES

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED W/ SHE KEEPS BEES

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is Jessica Larrabee from    She Keeps Bees    — a music-making-duo out of Brooklyn whose new album ‘   Kinship   ’ will be out on May 10th, but you can get an early taste as    the video for the title track dropped last week    (and previous single ‘   Coyote   ’ can still be found howling in the HI54 MIX CD ‘   Mountown Life   ’).  [Original photo by Anna Groth-Shive]

* Providing the A's to the 5 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Q's today is Jessica Larrabee from She Keeps Bees — a music-making-duo out of Brooklyn whose new album ‘Kinship’ will be out on May 10th, but you can get an early taste as the video for the title track dropped last week (and previous single ‘Coyote’ can still be found howling in the HI54 MIX CD ‘Mountown Life’). [Original photo by Anna Groth-Shive]

#1 - WHAT IS THE ONE ALBUM (OR EP OR SONG) THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE THE VERY NEXT MUSICAL THING THAT EVERYONE PRESSES PLAY ON THE NEXT TIME THEY FIND THEMSELVES THINKING “WHAT SHOULD I LISTEN TO NOW”?

Metal Alvin by our dear friend Molly Donahue.

Her songs are deeply personal and beautiful. She incorporates nature sounds and immense feeling through her lyrics and voice - it is a journey of an album.

#2 - WHAT IS THE ONE MOVIE OR TV SHOW THAT YOU THINK SHOULD BE NEXT IN EVERYBODY’S NETFLIX QUEUE (OK, DOESN’T HAVE TO BE NETFLIX, WE’RE ALL INTERNET ADULTS HERE AND KNOW HOW TO FIND ANYTHING ONLINE, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER)?

We have really been enjoying a show on Hulu called Pen15. It's a hilarious point in time - 7th grade in the year 2000.

Two girls who are best friends navigating social pressures, budding sexuality and of course puberty. The actresses give fantastically funny, touching and raw performances of themselves as 12/13 year olds.

#3. I (AND BY “I” I MEAN “THE PERSON THAT IS READING THIS”) AM GOING TO THE BOOK STORE (OK, PROBABLY AMAZON) TO FIND THE VERY NEXT BOOK THAT I WILL BE PUTTING SOME EXTREMELY VALUABLE ‘ME-TIME' ASIDE FOR. WHICH BOOK WOULD YOU GET, IF YOU WERE ME (AND, I SUPPOSE, YOU HADN’T ALREADY READ WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO SUGGEST)?

I really loved this book called "Voice of the Infinite in the Small" It revealed through science, myths and legends how incredible the insect world is - even the ones we're told to hate.

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Taught me how our fear of them impacts and reverberates into many parts of our psyche - to destroy the things we don't understand. I like books you can pick up, turn to any page and learn something.

#4 - WHAT IS THE ONE WEBSITE (OR JUST ANY OLD INTERNET THING: APP, GIF, SERVICE, WHATEVER) THAT YOU WOULD GET REALLY DOWN IN THE DUMPS ABOUT IF IT WERE TO SUDDENLY GO AWAY?

We love listening to WWOZ - Our friend, DJ Swamp Boogie has a show on Thursday nights at 7pm EST. He always has an awesome collection of Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk.

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#5 - AND FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / EATING / THINKING / QUITING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT MORE BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

I love the language of astrology. One of my favorite astrologers has a radio show on KPFA Thursdays at 5pm EST. She calls herself a pragmatic mystic and weaver of context. She always has interesting guests and uses her grand knowledge of myths and stories to combine with the sky story of the present to elevate and liberate her audience. I love her commitment to being a trickster and visionary activist in this world of polarity.

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It gives me a good foundation of creative optimism which is really hard to maintain during these time living in the US.


OK folks, there you have it. Things that Jessica Larrabee from She Keeps Bees thinks you should consider incorporating into your day/life. Before you log off and tune into the language of astrology instead, make sure to follow She Keeps Bees on the Facebook / Instagram / Twitter and then also give a listen to the latest single…

…and if you like what you’re hearing, go do some further she-keeps-bees-flavoured audio exploring over on the Bandcamp / Spotify (and get your pre-order in now for the new album dropping in May).


OPEN ROAD | #HI54MIXCDS

OPEN ROAD | #HI54MIXCDS

EPS 096 | THE MIX TAPE RADIO SHOW

EPS 096 | THE MIX TAPE RADIO SHOW