Joni Sadler passed away in her sleep—suddenly and without warning—of a brain aneurysm on May 30, 2021 It pains us beyond words to announce this. It’s impossible to know how Joni would, or would not, have wanted to be remembered in death, because she was too busy living. What she would have wanted is to be alive. To grab a drink and see a show. To hug her friends. To tour Europe with her band Lungbutter, as she was set to do before the pandemic. Without her, we can only believe she would want us to be together, to live...
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JESSICA MOSS: When I sent you the piece [“Opened Ending”] to see if it might inspire some images, what were your first thoughts? JEM COHEN: First thought: ‘I really love the track and maybe it shouldn’t have accompanying images.’ Almost wrote to try and talk you out of it! Second thought, while digging into the pile of hard drives in my closet: ‘Well, let’s see if I can find some things that really work with this.’ There’s a worry, a feeling of responsibility to not betray someone’s good music by overloading it. You don’t want to close down the range of...