Monica

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Musician
Location Oakland, CA, United States
Introduction I live in Oakland with my boyfriend, Tom. In addition to writing songs and playing in an all-woman band called Blame Sally, I compose music for documentaries and corporate films with BZ Lewis. We have a little business called PopTuna and we've composed the credit reel that runs before all the films at the SF International Film Festival for the last 6 years. I am in an amazing book group that's been together for 15 years which also has several splinter groups, including the all-girl "walkie-talkies". I was born in Salt Lake City Utah but never succombed to the local faith. My mother is from Spain, my father taught me to play piano. I have a sister and brother-in-law who live in Spain, a brother who lives in Utah and another sister-in-law and brother - he teaches anthropology at the University of Seattle. I have two fantastic nieces and beautiful friends. My cat's name is Rosie.
Interests Music, movies, travel, hiking, books, friends, Spain, Italy
Favorite Movies Fanny and Alexander, The Last September, Spirited Away, Y Tu Mama Tambien, to name a few that i can remember at the moment!
Favorite Music Bach, Beatles, Lhasa, May 25, 2007 performance by Noe Venable at Hotel Utah, Ricki Lee Jones, Patty Griffin, Chuck Prophet's "No Other Love", Neil Finn's "One All", Cesaria Evora, ... the beat goes on
Favorite Books Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Cloud Atlas, His Dark Materials Trilogy (for young adults and me), anything by Alice Munro, KIng of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero