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I recently put together a family album, which forced me into digging through pandora's boxes in the shed, scanning and digitizing my life, my ancestor's, who as it turns out were dancers, singers, artists and performers, as well as engineers, but of course I always wanted to be in a circus, be a ballerina, be one of Santa's helpers when I grew up. Maybe I will.
This photo was taken in the bathroom; it is such an atmospheric place. something about the light in there.

There's also the natural reverb. I've never tried singing with my head in the toilet however....

I have gotten my Little Savage site up and running in its beta version. Check out: Littlesavage.com

Penny claims her father as her first musical influence. He played saxophone in dixieland and swing bands, including Tommy Tucker, the Dorsey Brothers, Red Nichols, so she grew up listening to artists such as Jack Teagarden, Glen Miller. She studied classical piano from age 5 through college, where she was a performance major. She says Stravinsky is her favorite composer of this century, and Beethoven is her early childhood hero. Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins "made me want to sing, not to mention, fly away on an umbrella.and . . ." Later influences included Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, Kate Bush, Harry Partch, Balinese Monkey Chants, Blondie, Ozzie Osbourne. Penny's first paid gigs were solo piano performances, which included some originals, some improvisation, and some classical pieces. The desire to use words, came when she bought a "beach guitar" at a garage sale, which had five strings. "I thought guitars had only five strings and I tuned the guitar to suit the song." Several years later, on her way back from touring Japan, she met up with guitarist Ben Hurley, in Hawaii, where they recorded the album "In a Light Garden" released on Global Pacific/CBS. They made their way to England, where their band "White Feather" was eventually signed to Warner/Chappell, adding Tony Bodene on drums. P. Little Savage left what she calls "just another industry eats artist story" It was upon her return to America, that she met Nik Green, through Martin Symonds, a drummer with whom both had worked in England. In addition to performing in the Away Team, her cartoon character Little Savage made a bid for the Presidency Y2 but the other cartoon won. She has also produced rap, thrash metal, punk, country with teens as part of Gang Prevention through the Arts in southern California.

In the back yard, tryin' on her cowboy hat, sittin' on a boat . . . .

What's up with this?

Maybe she got it from her father . . .