Jolie Holland

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ASK JOLIE HOLLAND on breaking TV habits

December 22, 2016

Just want to say, I’ve been enjoying your advice column so far, and saw your call for more questions. Here’s one question I’m sitting with: I struggle with how much TV I watch. I used to be one of those annoying people who felt super smug about not owning a TV until the internet ruined …read more >>

ASK JOLIE HOLLAND on Getting Your Groove Back

October 22, 2016

How do you get yourself unstuck? I feel like I am in a rut. I am not a musician, but a visual artist. I am having a problem to find the energy to get started or don’t know how. Lost my groove. Seeking advice. Dear Artist, I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling stuck with your …read more >>

ASK JOLIE HOLLAND (on starting the Be Good Tanyas and how to join a band)

September 22, 2016

Dear Jolie Holland, I am reading “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp, and she challenged me to answer the question, “What is your greatest dream?” This is a question I try to avoid because it has seemed unrealistic in the past. After reading multiple books on creative living beyond fear, however, it is a recurring …read more >>

Ask Jolie Holland (cleanliness, our dearly departed)

August 18, 2016

Dear Jolie, I hate cleaning, but I also hate it when my disgusting environment gives me rashes. Especially during the summer. Ickies! Black clothing and the occasional bath can only do so much! How can I stop the UN-sanity??? Exasperated in Eagle Rock Dear Exasperated, I feel you. I have hated cleaning most of my …read more >>

Ask Jolie Holland

July 20, 2016

Dear Jolie, How do I deal with my constantly changing feelings about my songs and mixes? One day I love a song, the next day, I don’t like that same song. One day I’ve found the perfect place to put the snare drum in the mix, the next day, it sounds waaaay too quiet! If …read more >>

#metafanmonday: Sarah Nighswander

December 27, 2015

Sarah Nighswander is really one of the best fans I’ve ever had. I remember her and her girlfriend coming to my shows in San Francisco in the early days, two beautiful and stylish presences in the crowd. We had friends in common, and I was eventually invited over to their house for dinner. I was …read more >>

meta-fan monday: Willee

December 21, 2015

This #metafanmonday falls on the winter solstice. So happy solstice, everybody. It’s the real reason for the season. My friend Timothy Freeman quotes his mother Nanny Burks Freeman who used to say “the true meaning of Christmas is that the Light is continuously being born in the manger of our hearts” which is pretty close …read more >>

metafanmonday: Jason Tavares

December 14, 2015

This is a photograph of me in an intense state of unaccustomed bliss. I was at Jason Tavares’ HiFi shop upstate New York, listening to music on their gazillion* dollar sound system. I was overwhelmed with beauty. I had to get up and leave a couple times because the feeling was so strange and powerful. …read more >>

meta-fan monday: Iñigo Arteta

December 7, 2015

This meta-fan monday, I want to shine a light on the wonderful Iñigo Arteta who lives in Germany these days. My bandmate Stevie and I got to hang out with Iñigo in Freiburg, Germany at a festival we played in a big, beautiful circus tent. They had a grand piano on stage. It was fabulous. …read more >>

meta-fan monday: Roy Kleijn

November 23, 2015

Roy Kleijn is the kind of fan you want to have- he’s enthusiastic and really positive, but he doesn’t get stars in his eyes or act weird. I guess that in some ways, being a great fan is like being a good neighbor, and I feel like that’s the way Roy has related to me …read more >>