Sew & Tell

Premiere DateJun 3, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: Surrender Ford & Lopatin)
02:39 Interview with Meghan Parsons of Jack & Marjorie
06:24 DJ Marie
07:17 Bone Marrow Black Lips
10:05 Afraid to Look John Paul Keith
13:04 Pots And Pans The Kills
17:28 DJ Marie
18:06 Interview with Meghan Parsons
23:44 DJ Marie
24:42 Kelly When Saints Go Machine
28:07 Away Get People
31:49 Dressed Sharply (Chuck Brody Remix) An Horse
36:03 DJ Marie
36:28 Interview with Meghan Parsons
40:41 DJ Marie
42:18 Jesus Flag American Fish Cuckoo Chaos
47:29 Beach Holiday Fort Lean
50:12 Finish

It’s summer!! Well, not officially, but mother nature certainly seems to think so. And, just like it does every year, Memorial Day marked the start of beach-y bar-b-ques and potluck picnics. But BTR also wanted to honor the holiday for its true purpose, and so this week the station is hosting Armed Forces Week.
Sew & Tell is participating with a guest whose work repurposes military supplies into beautiful, unique handbags. Meghan Parsons and Manuel Opp started the Jack & Marjorie line when they met in Tokyo seven years ago. The two began fashioning fabulously functional but chic accessories from parachutes, wool blankets, canvas bags and other army surplus goods, and when they moved back to Toronto, the line took off. Named for Meghan’s maternal grandparents, the Jack & Marjorie bags are a wonderful balance of tough, durable practicality and delicate design sensibility. On today’s show, Meghan talks about the launch of the line, her top priority when designing a bag, and the shifting trends she’s seen in Toronto’s sustainable fashion community.

Plus! New music from Black Lips, Get People, and a Chuck Brody Remix of An Horse. Grab a Corona and start your weekend early with BTR…

Jack & Marjorie Handbags
(Photos courtesy of Jack & Marjorie)


Jarvis


Roxton


Nakano


Belwood (small)


Madeline

*To see more styles, visit the Jack & Marjorie online shop and archives.


Black Lips
(Photo by Zach Wolfe)
June 9 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 10 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
June 11 & 12 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
June 14 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
June 15 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 16 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
June 17 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
June 18 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 19 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
June 21 – Plush – Tucson, AZ
June 22 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
June 24 – The Music Box – Hollywood, CA
June 25 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
July 4 – Apollo Theater – Nagoya, Japan


John Paul Keith
(Photo by Don Perry)
June 4 – Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
June 14 – City of Germantown Municipal Park – Germantown, TN
June 17 – Whitewater Tavern – Little Rock, AK
Sept 10 – Memphis Zoo – Memphis, TN


An Horse
(Photo by Lindsey Byrnes)
June 3 – Annandale Hotel – Annandale, Australia
June 9 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
June 10 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
June 11 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
June 13 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 16 – Zakk – Dusseldorf, Germany
June 17 – 19 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
June 18 – Bla – Bonn, Germany
June 21 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
June 22 – 25 – Sled Island – Calgary, Alberta
June 27 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 29 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 30 – East Side Club – Madison, WI
July 1 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
July 7 – 17 – Festival d’Ete de Quebec – Quebec City, Quebec
Aug 5 – 7 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
Sept 16 – 18 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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