Episode 40 – Claudia Paige
SnapSessions! presents Episode 40, featuring an interview with our artist of the show–drummer, percussion teacher, and activist Claudia Paige, as well as a “Tribute to The Twilight Zone”, the extraordinary boundary breaking science fiction TV show of the late 1950s and 1960s.
Claudia Paige talks about her “hippie upbringing” in Mendocino in the 1960s and 70s under the wing of her revered Jewish Mama, her childhood obsession with drumming, her experiences touring and recording with the all girl Punk band “Jain” in her teens and early 20s, her tours as a percussionist with the San Francisco Mime Troupe in the 90s, her long-time cross pollination with various musicians from Jerry Garcia to Tito Puente to Gene Parsons, her UN peacekeeper tour of post-war Bosnia and Croatia with a band called the MissDrills, her work organizing community music workshops in Oakland, and her founding of the Octupus School of Drums in Eugene, Oregon. In addition Claudia talks us through a few of her choice recordings over the years.
Our “Tribute to the Twilight Zone” takes a look at one of the most influential TV shows of the first Golden Age of Television. Airing from 1959-64 The Twilight Zone featured the writings of Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, and Richard Matheson and chilling and provocative music from Bernhard Herrmann and Marius Constant. A classic Sci Fi series indeed.
Episode 40 is 1 Hour and 13 minutes minutes long and includes an intro, the article “A Tribute to the Twilight Zone ” (starts at 3:05), and our interview with drummer/percussionist, Claudia Paige (starts at 25:25)
SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.
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