Sunday, November 30, 2014
Our Interview for Sandi Klein's Conversations with Creative Women
Is this thing on?
On a recent Saturday, we had the great pleasure and good fortune to be interviewed by Sandi Klein as part of her Conversations with Creative Women radio show, which streams on Sandi's website, and also played on WFDU 89.1 FM, the Fairleigh Dickinson University radio station. WFDU describes her show as one which "captures the fire and energy, humor, heart, soul and spirit of the female creative experience. It's been a long time coming, but women FINALLY comprise a large and important part of the creative landscape. They are powerful forces in theater, film, television -- as performers, writers, directors, -- as musicians, composers, painters, sculptors, curators, fashion designers, as businesswomen, scientists, educators, inventors and on and on" -- and now, may we add, US! We had a look at the guests who preceded us, and were both humbled and elated to be in such great company.
Did you miss it? Listen to our interview here.
On our arrival, Sandi immediately put us at ease as we settled into our comfortable chairs and Chad Dougatz, her producer, attached our microphones. Then we were off and the half hour flew by! Through skillful questions, Sandi drew us out and got us talking on our favorite topics. We covered the gamut, from the micro -- how we met and started the blog -- to the macro -- how all three of us, as women of a certain age, are invisible to Madison Avenue and Seventh Avenue marketing, manufacturing and fashion design.
We asked Chad to photograph us from behind the glass in the sound room, so we could see the recording room the way he sees it. That's camera-shy Sandi at far left.
Here's Chad, the sound room magician.
We had asked for an outline of questions Sandi might want to discuss so we could give them some thought. We didn't want to wind up prefacing all our brilliant remarks with pseudowords like um, uh, and hmmm. In the name of spontaneity, Sandi politely declined to send us anything in advance, but assured us that the interview would be edited with exactly that sort of thing in mind. When we had a chance to listen to the finished product, Sandi and Chad had indeed helped us sound like logical, thoughtful, creative people. (A tour de force!)
Have we asked you yet to listen to our interview? Don't you miss it! It's here.
Between them, Sandi and Chad have resumes as long as our arms, having each been in the business for more than twenty years. For more information about Sandi and Chad, and a look at some of the amazing people they've worked with, click here.
Sandi Klein's Conversation with Creative Women:
Interview with the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas dated Tues., 11/18/14, 10 AM:
Interview with the IFs was re-run Sun., 11/23/14, 8:30 AM on WFDU: