August 27, 2012 • Podcasts
JD Samson talks dollars and sense
Transcription by Erin Pehlivan
JD Samson of Le Tigre, Men, Dykes Can Dance and so many other magical arts initiatives talks to Shameless Magazine Feature's editor Michelle Kay about how to get by financially while making a career as an artist.
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For a transcription of 'JD Samson talks dollars and sense' read on: Sarah Feldbloom: Hi, I’m Sarah Feldbloom, Shameless Magazine’s Web Producer. You’re about to hear an interview with artist and musician JD Samson, most notably of music outfits Le tigre and Men. JD will be giving us the low down on her experience trying to make her way financially while working as an artist.
If you haven’t picked up a copy of our money issue yet, do! Inside you’ll find a feature article laid out in comics and a pull out poster which will give you more information about how to address issues surrounding financial survival as an artist. The piece was written and drawn by Marta Chudolinska. You’ll also find at your fingertips a guide to money management for those who are starting out, by Dana Lacey, and a how-to on balancing your budget by Jann Lee.
I won’t make you wait any longer now, here is Shameless Magazine’s features editor Michelle Kay, she’ll give you the rest of the story!
[Sound up on Michelle introducing JD Samson while on the line with her]
Michelle Kay: Hi, this is Michelle Kay and I’m the features editor for Shameless Magazine. Today I’m speaking with JD Samson. JD Samson is a musician, DJ, producer and member of feminist electro-dance band Le Tigre. She was the co-founder of the queer dance group Dykes Can Dance, and is a member of the Brooklyn-based band and art collective, Men. Known for her badass moustache and even more badass dance moves, we’re talking with JD today about making art and making money solely through art.
JD Samson: Hi.
MK: You’ve been a musician and an artist for most of your life. Why did you choose this career as opposed to something more stable like being a teacher or a librarian?