Musician. Vocalist. Sound engineer. Recording artist. With membership in nearly half a dozen musical projects, Jacki Paolella is a Rock / Pop Dynamo with awesome works in the pipeline.
We took a few minutes to pull up with Jacki today in advance of her Wyteshayds show as part of tomorrow’s Mini-Lavafest at Toast.
AltDaily: What’s your favorite quote or epigram?
Jacki P: “To those who have given up on love: I say, ‘Trust life a little bit.'” – Maya Angelou (only a few will understand why I chose this…)
What makes a good bass line? Who’s your favorite bassists?
Someone other than me playing it. Or simplicity. Or groove. One of the three!
Hmmm.. Carlos D — the first bassist of Interpol? Who was heavily inspired by Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order who may also be my favorite rock/pop bassist.
Did I read that you’ve got a recording studio going on? What’s up with that?
I do – I have owned and operated TAPTAP Recordings for 5+ years, and it just got absorbed into a new partnership between myself and Jay Braye of Radio Ready Recording Studios. We are now in the space that was Clay Garden on Colley Ave. It is awesome. And a little bit stressful. But mainly awesome.
Oh and the space where TAPTAP lives is staying put too, so we will have Studio A, B, and C.
The goal is to just get as much work done as possible and help Hampton Roads (and beyond) artists put out some quality recordings.
What album are you listening to right now, and what do you think of it?
I’m revisiting Mariah’s ‘Utakata No Hibi.’ I realize how pretentious that sounds.. I do.. But I can’t help it. It’s true!
Opin played a cover from it at Charlie’s last week — so I’ve been listening to it again, of late. And I love it — it’s the best! Whatever genre this is? It’s so good! Seems to be some disagreement on the internet with what to call it? Maybe it’s just.. Japanese New Wave? Plus listening to music in different languages is awesome because you can project whatever you want onto it and feel and think things that maybe you don’t have words for. ‘Shinzo No Tabira’ is the jam.
If you were to die right now, what would you want your epitaph to be?
‘Don’t be sad, sleeping was her favorite.’
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This Weekend in Live Music
Eternal Summers / Wyteshayds / Long Division / Shy, Low
Demons / True Body / Clair Morgan / LADADA / BANTUSTANS
Pain In The Yeahs / H a u n t e r / Sir Lord Thomas
LAVA MiniFest at Toast – March Edition
Toast. Norfolk. 5PM
Hands down the bang for buck show to be at this weekend. I don’t know all of the bands playing, but I love the ones I do. And that makes me think I’ll love the ones I don’t. Be here or it’s L7 for you.
Bill Miles Band
Papa Ciccio’s. Hampton. 7PM
While I’m well on record for disdaining any country music not played by dudes named Cash or Nelson, I’m aware that there are those of you out there who refuse to be disabused of your fandom. I gave these cats a listen and my guess is — if you like this kind of music you’ll adore this group. Bonus: Local concert photographer extraordinaire Glenn Woodell holds it down on the bass git with these fellas.
Narissa Bond & Friends
The Rainbow Cactus. Virginia Beach. 8PM
Singer songwriter Narissa Bond is a local treasure. If you don’t like to leave the Beach, give this show a look.
I, Ohms / Drop the Girl / The Fat Catz / Just / Deathhouse Blues / Generator
Shakas Live. Virginia Beach. 4PM
The bill is worth it just for the interesting combination of genres. I’ve never been to Shakas because I’m allergic to Va Beach. But who knows.. Maybe I’ll make it out to see this show!
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That’s it for the weekend. Try not to let the bastards get you down.