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The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: ‘tine-‘tine

The Deli’s Featured Artist(s) of the Month: ‘tine-‘tine

OK, so I owe my deepest apologies to Ms. ‘tine-‘tine. She had sent me her answers to our interview questions. I just realized the other day that I forgot to post them before I left for Amsterdam (and then I forgot a lot more there). Well, better late than never - right? It’s like that period after the condom broke. Right, ladies and gents? Sorry, I was just channeling my inner ‘tine-‘tine. Here are some words from the real STDiva for you.
The Deli: Who is 'tine-'tine?

‘tine-‘tine: 'tine-'tine is just me, Christine Griffis. A baby at a daycare I used to work at called me it, and I liked it. I never did like "Chris" as a nickname; it seems masculine to me, and besides, it's what my parents called me when they were mad.
TD: What are your biggest musical influences?
‘t-‘t: Peaches, Moldy Peaches, The Blow.
TD: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?
‘t-‘t: I've been fortunate to perform with really awesome guys and get free cds from doing so. Some local faves include: Chang Chang (Philly), Applejackzzz (NYC), and Social Studies (Baltimore). Also, my car CD player thinks it's 2007 and insists on playing The Dream's Love/Hate and Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna all the time.
TD: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?
‘t-‘t: My first concert was Marilyn Manson when I was 14. When I was turning 7, I asked my mom for Madonna's "Immaculate Collection". I didn't think she'd buy it for me, but to my surprise, she did that and also threw me a Madonna-themed birthday party; my 1 yr. old cousin wore neglige over his onesie.

TD: What do you love about Philly?
‘t-‘t: The grittiness of the natives.
TD: What do you hate about Philly?
‘t-‘t: The grittiness of the natives.
TD: What are your plans for 2010?
‘t-‘t: Dick suckin', grad schoolin', full-time-workin', 'tine-'tinein'...mostly dick suckin' though (Shout outz to Drewpeabottom whaaaaaaaaaat).
TD: What was your most memorable live show?

‘t-‘t: I did a show at Otto's Shrunken Head in NYC. They were playing metal in the front bar, and an industrial dance party was to take place soon in back, where I was playing. Metalheads from the bar and hippies who came to see the acoustic act before me watched my set. They laughed. Really hard. In a good way. It was the first time I remember an audience not comprised solely of my friends liking me so much.

TD: What's your favorite thing to get at the deli?
‘t-‘t: Huggies. DUH.
- Q.D. Tran


Published: June 07, 2010 |

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