By TRIP CITY Podcast

TRIP CITY Podcast #4 highlights Krista Dragomer‘s interview with Miranda July at Hang Dai Studios from November, where they talked about her new non-fiction book, It Chooses You (McSweeney’s, 2011). Krista and Miranda also discuss art fears, feminist art-makers, and dirty limericks.  Other topics discussed:  Miranda’s most recent film is The Future (2011), which she wrote directed, and stars in. Her previous film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Her fiction, which has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her videos, performances, and web-based projects, which have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials.

Seth Kushner interviews Krista Dragomer about her sound art, her graphic novel project, THE OPEN, interviewing Miranda July, and more.

Dean Haspiel interviews nomadic poet/writer, Sandra Beasley, about her memoir DON’T KILL THE BIRTHDAY GIRL: TALES FROM AN ALLERGIC LIFE, and she gives an intimate performance of her poem, “Vocation,” from her book,  I WAS THE JUKEBOX, and talks about her new TRIP CITY series, MODERN ALICE, debuting this week with her story, “Hot For Santa.”

Plus, the Edison Woods single, “Dance me to the End of the World” from The Wishbook Singles.

Edison Woods a staple of the Williamsburg music scene is the music project of Julia Frodahl, who grew up in an odd little town in Northern California with an unusual population of two-step saloons and Wurlitzer organs. Edison Woods is a mini-orchestra that includes many textural sounds, strings, reeds, piano. The band has released four albums since 2001, has enjoyed collaborations with wonderful artists including Simon Raymond (Cocteau Twins) and Mark Van Hoen (Slowdive, Mojave 3), and has also written original music scores for artists including Mimmo Paladino, Joey McKneeley, and Katie Workum .

Here’s a link to the Edison Woods music video for “Last Night I Dreamt I would Last Forever” off of the album Nest Of Machines.

Go to Itunes for a complete list of Edison Woods past and present albums.

Special thanks to Krista Dragomer, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, Sandra Beasley, Juliet Litman, Miranda July, Edison Woods, and BookCourt, the premiere independent book store in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, NY.

Please view Bleeding the Dream: Film Stills from a movie project by Krista Dragomer & Rashin Fahandej, and a graphic novel excerpt from The Open, by Krista Dragomer & Beatrice Marovich.

The TRIP CITY podcast produced by Chris Miskiewicz, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, and Krista Dragomer.

Miranda July photos by Seth Kushner