(Photo credit: Alexandra Mulcahy; me (left) and Mieka Pauley get comfortable on the floor of the studio as Baratunde barrages us with political jokes)
February 2, 2006
This was my first interview with an artist for WERS and one of my favorites (although they're all good). Mieka is hungry but intelligent, gracious but not a pushover. She had morning hair and socks with stars on them, I remember. She and her boyfriend kept their relationship a secret from me for the first half of the interview. For some reason, I understood that. I went to her sold-out concert at Club Passim and could not bring my friends in, so we sat outside the glass, eating salad from an enormous crouton. After the show, I forcibly pressed eight dollars into her hand for her CD. My friend held it for me that night and strangely enough, has not given it back.