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Jackie Stewart, Smegma

How would you describe your music?

Moody, playful, emotional and experimental

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

My role in the band is often to accentuate the feeling of the piece, for instance if it's a rip roarinf hot rod rock tune I often play records of drag racing and cars. If it's a spooky haunting piece I play some french poetry (Baudelaire with echo effects) and Halloween records. I'm often the point person for tours and such and I have been known to make mistakes. In the Sudio I can do a bit such as mic placement but there is a lot to learn there.

Describe your gear.

Old equipment from learning institutions, such as a Rheem Califone turntable ( I have four) or a Newmark portable (for overseas travel), A Boss Digital delay pedal, A volume pedal, assorted amplifiers, assorted percussion such as bells, whistles, flutes, music boxes.

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

Yes, but only because there is a natural difference. sometimes you are differed to and sometimes you are ignored but rarely are you "one of the boys".

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

Yes, with influence and equipment. I have to say for the most part they are stimulating differences though.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

Not in the industry per se. As a player though just to be confident and daring!

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I have always played records well.

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