September 6, 2012 0


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Many years ago when I was a young photography student at Parsons, one of my classmates was Melora Creagor. While everyone in our class was hovering around the safety of home base, Melora was all by herself way out in left field. Melora is one of those rare beings who is a true original. Anyway, instead of diving into the photography business like the rest of us, she started an all girl cello band called Rasputina. For the last 20 years they have toured the world and put out more than a few great records so if you don’t know them you should definitely check them out. For you Nirvana fans one piece of trivia for you: After seeing the MTV Nirvana Unplugged live performance I thought that their cello player was terrible. Soon after I was speaking to Kurt (we used to talk on the phone a lot) and I suggested that he meet Melora. He immediately called her and booked her on the next European Tour! Melora and I have stayed in touch over the years and after seeing some of my videos she asked me to help her realize this new project. We shot the video at Melissa Auf de Mar’s absolutely beautiful performance space Basillica Hudson in Hudson NY. If you are ever up that way you should be sure to stop by, you might even bump into Melora carrying around her aluminum plated cello.

RASPUTINA PRESENTS from Michael lavine on Vimeo.

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