“I hadn’t been in a band that was a good live band before. With this band, it’s really fun to play live because everyone is such a great performer.”
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"Highlights were Mary Timony bunny-hopping around the stage, eyes rolling into the back of her head and effortlessly delivering guitar solos (some of which she tapped) over her head, on the floor, or by scraping the neck of the guitar on one of the monitors."
I never ever get tired of watching Mary Timony play guitar. Never.
She even manages to work out the kinks after a prolonged burst of Eddie Van Halenesque fingertapping runs by shaking her hands in time to the music. Charm for miles."
photos & video by John Yingling
Wild Flag @ Metro on 4/05/2012
- The AU Review: I’ve spoken to a few artists over the years who have changed bands over time. One thing I often hear is that after the change, they learn how to party correctly and not getting too burnt out on the road.
- Mary Timony: How to party correctly? (Laughs) I learnt that really young. I didn’t party much at all in my other bands, this is my first band that I really have. I’m kind of having the opposite experience actually.
"We talked about how we didn’t really have enough lyrics! We were like, ‘I hope nobody notices we’re singing the same thing over and over.’"
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