Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 07:40 PM
Ever since we ran this piece about Thao Nguyen, we've been hooked on her music--'Bag of Hammers' is so catchy! Our reporter went to visit Thao at her mother's Laundromat in Virginia, where she grew up practicing guitar and making change.
Earlier this week, the folks at the Rumpus posted a short memoir that Thao wrote about the Laundromat, getting into the music business, and lots more. In it, she talks about how little her father was around during her childhood--she mostly remembers how charming and suave he looked to her:
When I drink alcohol I hold the glass the way he does because I watched it so much as a kid. And the way he leans onto, into the table while holding a drink. I do that. I didn’t realize I did that until I realized it.
The whole piece is very good. Includes music videos!