Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Julia update November 2014: upcoming events, new writings & music videos!

So earlier today, I sent out my latest email update (btw, you can sign up for my email list here). It offers links to some of my more recent writings, an interview, plus two speaking events coming up this week in St. Louis & San Francisco.

I also describe two music videos I recently created for my new solo music project *soft vowel sounds*. Since I couldn't embed them in my email, I will do so here:

Music Box is the first song on the record. It is about being a third wheel and it appropriately takes place inside of a vehicle:

Ray is my parody of The Kinks' song "Lola". The video is admittedly not especially video-ish, as I wanted to highlight the lyrics of the song:

The entire record is available for listen or download (for free or name your price) on the *soft vowel sounds* Bandcamp site.

and speaking of music, on Tuesday December 2nd, I will be performing a couple of songs for the Bad Dyke Book Release + Bawdy Storytelling, featuring Allison Moon, Dixie De La Tour and other storytellers TBA. At Awaken Cafe (1429 Broadway, Oakland), Doors at 7, Show at 8, Tickets $15 (available for purchase here). More show details can be found here.

that's it for now... -j.


  1. I love your songs, though I am torn between "Are they cute?" or "Are they simply surreal?"; maybe cutely surreal ... I still have to sort that. Anyway, I'm a huge fan of yours, having read "Whipping Girl" a dozen times (well, maybe 6 ... but still), while pre, during, and post-transition (if there is such a thing). I always seem to find something new, with each reading. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! and music-wise, I identify with both cute & surreal!