What’s that noise?! Oh, it’s just the guttural moan of May Black, nasty, defiant frontlady and guitarist for Oakland modern grunge rock band MUTT.
Today, we talk about our favorite signs at the Women’s March (you can’t comb over injustice), the deal with white wine and flip flops, how to rise above pretentious guitar shop bros, and how to trust your gut when it comes to finding your sound, buying music gear, songwriting, performing, and just being real (whether you’ve got your shirt on or off).
Also: We discuss the fact that Kurt Cobain never rolled out of bed and vomited out a perfectly complete, amazing song, so we all need to "keep at it" and follow our guts. May has done a lot of inner and outer work to get to the rock queendom she now enjoys today. It is all VERY glamorous, I can assure you. : 0
Plus: A rare phone call with a real life Mutt, Chihuahua terrier (?) miss Mavis, who recently enjoyed the pleasures of “street sausage.” You need to know about street sausage.
Check out MUTT’s album, Creature, and tour dates at their band camp here and note that proceeds from a portion of MUTT Fight Song T-Shirt sales are currently going to Planned Parenthood. They've also got a brand new cassette tape coming out, so get your paws on one before they're gone!
Ladies, keep helping ladies. I hope this conversation inspires you to reach out to a female artist who is struggling and give her an emotional and spiritual fist-bump.