Teeth & Tongue: The 13th Floor Interview

Originally published at: http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=74343

Like a dog with a bone, Wellington-based writer Tim Gruar calls up Australia to talk with an expat about getting her molars into a more funky palate of soul searching.   

Wellington born/Melbourne based Jess Cornelius expresses great surprise and joy when I tell her that I’m sitting in the Wellington Public Library reading the back cover of St Vincent’s new album – on vinyl!  “Wow.  I never thought that would happen.  Those days should have been gone.  The Library was always a pretty cool place but now they are even cooler!  I’m going to have to visit the next time I’m in town.  Do they still have those green cardboard carriers?” Yes, they do, Jess. Although she has family here it’s Melbourne that Jess Cornelius, founder and the main woman behind the moniker Teeth and Tongue, chooses to base herself – at least for now. Although writing in one place has not been important or even possible for her.

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