Here is the long awaited interview with the lovely and lascivious Nina Gilkenson. Or at least the first part. Theoretically, if you follow this blog, you may already know who she is, but if you don't, this is a good way to get to know this self described "forth grade drop out."
I do feel the need to apologize profusely for the background noise. We really wanted to chat Nina in her native environment of Baltimore, but it can get intense. Please bear with us, it will only last through the first two parts, and will mostly go away after that. Or you can be like me and listen to it a few hundred times and just get used to it. If you can deal with it, you'll be rewarded with an interesting perspective into the modern Lindy scene.
Don't forget to subscribe to A Word on Swing's YouTube channel to get future updates. I'm still not finished editing the other parts, but now that I have most of the background materials assembled from the first part, it should make the other ones easier to get done.
Also a shout out to everyone who allowed us to use their photos in this interview including:
- Ben Hejkal Photography http://benhejkal.com/
- Nicole Munchel Photography http://www.nicolemunchelphoto.com/
- Jeramie Anderson
- Reuben Brown
- Soo Clark
- Mary Freeman
- Naomi Uyama
All the uncredited photos were taken by me.
All the filming and editing has been and continues to be an interesting challenge for me to learn on the fly, and I hope to get better and better with each episode. I hope that none of of those flaws distract you from one of the most interesting women in our dance scene.