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GRRL002: the art of schmoozing and sass featuring Paloma Ceballos of Cochinas Locas

About the Episode

Paloma Ceballos writes, sings, and plays guitar for San Diego punk band Cochinas Locas. The trio of girls have been described as “unexpectedly good” (you’ll hear more about that in the interview). With an energetic set and sassy attitude, their shows are always lively. In this episode, Paloma and I talk about our respective mothers’ expectations of what good girls grow up to be, learning the necessary art of schmoozing and social media… and… slut rock?

You can check out Cochinas Locas on their Facebook. You can also watch live footage on YouTube to get a better idea of their face-blowing-off sound.

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I hope you enjoy, and thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

  • [1:40] The meaning and sound behind “Cochinas Locas”
  • [3:45] Women supporting each other and themselves, in addition to support from fans, friends and family
  • [6:00] A show at Tower Bar with all women (except one guy) in the bands: Wild Honey, Is/Is, Gloomsday
    • Gushing about Lori from Gloomsday, a multi-talented musician
  • Paloma’s Instagram @dazlicious: You’ll want to follow this for pics of eating pizza in underwear and general sassy attitude.
  • [14:15] Teenage Burrito – “No Reward” (Soundcloud)
  • [16:40] Combating being stuck in a “tiny little world” by using social media, meeting new musicians
  • [19:40] Hey Alvaro! Paloma would like to make you hers. (Listen to some of Piñata Protest’s songs here.)
  • [21:00] “Do it yourself” patch on Cochinas Locas vests and having matching band tattoos and clothes
  • [26:00] The difference between guys and gals when it comes to schmoozing and talking up your music
  • [28:00] Dedication to music, with Paloma’s dad as an example
  • [33:40] The Loons – “Miss Clara Regrets” (Live video on YouTube)
  • [39:00] “Raw” music and vocals, using Billie Holiday and Janis Joplin as examples; the acceptability of expressing emotion
  • [43:00] “Slut rock” and Paloma’s and my differences in viewing the term “slut”
  • [46:30] The Lumps – “Wake Up” (Bandcamp)
  • [49:00] Keeping old band shirts “just in case”
  • [50:45] Body positive inspiration: Tess Holliday (formerly Tess Munster) is a plus-size model who rocks it. Here’s her Instagram.

Other Notes & Thanks!

Thank you to all the artists who gave me permission to play their songs and to Paloma for agreeing to come into a hot bedroom to record.

Special thanks to: Sullen Ray who graciously allows me to use their song “Get Up Got It” as the Grrl on Grrl podcast intro and outro–listen to and buy their album Blue Minor on Bandcamp; Greg Guiliano for his financial support; and Lety Beers for her help with audio editing and knowledge.

And to all my friends who have been so supportive of this project, I love you!


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