Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area are staying at home, learning to adapt to our “new normal.” MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’re doing during this unprecedented time. Photos by Chris Sikich.
Weiner: After sitting around depressed and anxious for the first few days of this thing, I got up and said, “I gotta do something.” I’d never done a livestream before, so I didn’t know if anyone would tune in, or if it would be possible to give people the kind of body-and-soul experience that I like to facilitate at my live performances. By the end of the hour broadcast, thousands of people had tuned in, and I was mostly naked and essentially crying. It was really cathartic for all involved.
Once I saw pictures and videos of doctors and nurses watching it in hospitals with the phone in a plastic baggie, and parents dancing to it with their kids, and people of all ages making out to it, I vowed to keep these things going as long as people want me to do them. Anything I can do to help in some small way, that’s what I wanna do. These are unprecedented times, and we all need to pitch in. If singing songs from “Annie” while rolling around in my underwear on a livestream from my bedroom can help, then naked and showtuning I shall be.
Low Cut Connie’s new double album, Private Lives , is out later this year via Contender Records/MidCitizen. Here is the video for the title track: