The Space Lady
Transmitting messages of peace and harmony, The Space Lady began her odyssey in the late 70s on the streets of Boston and San Francisco, playing versions of contemporary pop music with an accordion and dressed flamboyantly. Since then, she has invested in a Casio keyboard, complete with a phase shifter and headset mic, and continues to take popular song to otherworldly and new dimensions.
I was born in Colorado in 1948
I turned on, tuned in, and dropped out in 1967, joining the hippie movement in San Francisco
I busked for 20 years to support my husband and three children
What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
The world’s need for love and tenderness toward each other and our planet.
How and when did you get into making music?
I began piano lessons at age 6, began playing flute in the school band when I was 12, then began busking with an accordion in 1980 out of hunger and desperation.
What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Snowflakes Are Dancing – Tomita
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Darren Hanlon – Darren Hanlon
Eva Cassidy – Eva Cassidy
Songs in the Key of Z – Irwin Chusid
What do you associate with Berlin?
A city bitterly divided by a wall after WWII
A Renaissance of progressive thinking, including a big animal rights movement and lots of gourmet vegan restaurants!
What’s your favourite place in your town?
The city park and duck pond
If there were no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would work to protect wildlife and restore their habitats.
What was the last record/music you bought?
Natalie Cole by Natalie Cole
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon (2017)
How important is technology to your creative process?
It’s pretty important for The Space Lady repertoire, although I also love to play acoustic folk guitar.
Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
I have an older sister and a younger brother who are both very happy for me with my new international touring career.