Musical Yearbook - Thao Nguyen by BAMM.tv published on 2014/06/12 15:27:31 +0000 We had the rough idea for Musical Yearbook a couple years ago, and BAMM staff members wrote some great stories that got us excited and made us laugh and made us ponder a bit, and so I set out to write a proper proposal to present to the directors at BAMM.tv. The hardest part of that proposal was the “elevator pitch”. You know, that no b.s., straight-to-the-point explanation of the idea...an explanation you could present within the time of an elevator ride. I finally settled on this: "Musical Yearbook is a collection of stories exploring the moments when a piece of music becomes inseparable from who we are. ” And that’s all fine and good, but it wasn’t until Thao Nguyen read this story at Noise Pop’s Culture Club event in 2012 that heard what I wanted this show to be, and that it could matter. About the author: Thao Nguyen is a singer/songwriter based out of San Francisco, California. She has released various albums, most recently We The Common (Ribbon Music) as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. In addition to critical acclaim from Pitchfork, KEXP, NPR Music (and more), Nguyen's essays have been featured in Spinner, Magnet Magazine, and Dave Eggers' 90 Days 90 Reasons. She has also worked closely with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. She's talented, and she cares, so check it all out at thaoandthegetdownstaydown.com . Musical Yearbook is a BAMM.tv production. For all things indie music content, check out BAMM.tv. Credits: Nguyen's story was recorded live in 2012 at Noise Pop's Culture Club (http://www.noisepop.com/). Created by: Phil Lang Executive Producers: Chris Hansen, Nick Hansen Producer: Phil Lang Recording Engineer & Mastering: Jerad Paul Fox, Sonia Pina, Siera Sinclair Music: "Feet Asleep," by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down was recorded by BAMM.tv at South by Southwest in March, 2012.