Wendy Hsu, Cville, And Amplifying Bicycles

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A little older news, but I wanted to make sure and post up a great article that the Charlottesville News & Arts site has on Wendy Hsu of YellowBuzz.org and Dzian:

What are you working on right now?
I’ve got a few projects going on. The newest one is this band called Dzian!—with emphasis on the exclamation point. You have to say it with your thumbs up. It means “super cool” in Taiwanese. It’s this project I started in September, involving some friends of ours who were all improvisational musicians, and we got together to play songs we all really loved. Mostly vintage ’60s surf and garage rock we found on the Internet from digitized LPs that people have posted.

Another project includes Pinko Communoids, an ongoing improvised music project that I’ve been involved in with two other people, and there’s a duo that grew out of that...

What were you doing just before this interview?
I was working on my dissertation, which has been a struggle. I was trying to write a chapter. It’s on Asian-American indie rock, and it’s been difficult juggling playing music and writing at once.
Curious about amplifying bicycles? I guess you'll just have to read the article.