’ And she was like, ‘Yes, I do.’” We’re eating at a fancy restuarant in West Hollywood. You go on your phone to check the time and it becomes this five-step process: email, Twitter – I’m like, why am I checking Instagram again? It was the tail end of the riot grrrl scene and local bands such as Bikini Kill were an early influence.Suddenly I hear my phone ringing in my bag and scramble to turn it off. “Oh my God,” she says, “I love that you have a flip phone. Between 19, Sleater Kinney released seven albums, and while their sales never broke any records, the devotion among their fans remains obsessive.fter wrapping the latest season of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein escaped to the high desert of Oregon with Cricket, the younger of her two adopted dogs (Toby was too arthritic to make the trip).They stayed in a yurt, hiking around 15 miles a day, and Brownstein celebrated her 41st birthday by setting her mobile phone to airplane mode.
The cult series, available in the UK on Netflix, skewers hipster culture in skits such as Put A Bird On It, in which Brownstein and Armisen (who play dozens of characters) are creatives in a craft shop adding bird motifs to every piece of merchandise, and Is This Chicken Local?There are no characters specifically — we don’t do a lot about sex or sexuality on the show. CB: The bookstore owners to me are the ones that like to make rules and think that they’re being really inclusive but actually are excluding almost everybody. AE: Portlandia will feature a ton of amazing guest stars — Corin Tucker and Sarah Mc Lachlan among them. CB: I think you’ll be surprised at Sarah’s appearance and her role.But there’s definitely a lot of gray areas that we cover. It almost reminds me a little of indie rock where you think you’re being really inclusive but really everyone else feels alienated by you. I can’t talk that much about it but I can say that Corin plays a musician, so it wasn’t that huge of a stretch. [Laughing] No, we didn’t make her do anything with animals.He showed me a couple of open chords and I just took it from there.I'd gone through so many phases as a kid with my interests that my parents put their foot down with guitar.