Collie Ryan blows the mind—in the ‘70s, she made it to Big Bend from San Francisco. She sought the middle of nowhere and found it—one of the hottest spots in the U.S. Here, she pursued trippy philosophies: “Does it really take time to be free of your mind?” She stopped time to figure it out, zooming in on a cityless reality where she grew wise, painting and talking to indians… Now she reemerges silver-haired with a busted guitar to rattle the cage.
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July 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments
Back in 1973, Collie Ryan recorded three albumfuls of folk songs at once before retreating deep into the Texas desert. She’s squatted in an old bus along the Rio Grande ever since, spending her days painting mandalas on hubcaps. While she has no plans of dropping back into civilization, she will share her mystical observations about circles and sing us a song or two. This interview by Daiana Feuer.
June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments
Ya Ho Wha 13 were the band formed out of the pre-dawn practice sessions that served also as morning meditation for the Source Family, the L.A.-area religious sect that ran their own health food restaurant during the ‘70s. Drag City has collected nine unreleased songs for this month’s Magnificence in the Memory. This interview by Dan Collins.