Seattle People: Caryn Will Cook Up a Pocket Full of Punk and a Handful of '60s Girl Groups For Your Next Party

Jenny Jimenez
Every week, photographer and conversationalist Jenny Jimenez ventures out into the city and brings back photos and notes about the folks she encounters. This week, she ran into Caryn Cook at Lucky Vintage in the U District on the Ave.

All questions by Jenny Jimenez

What have you been listening to lately?

60's girl groups.

Ah, like what we're listening to right now. Who is this?

The Four Pennies

Any particular girl groups that you've found yourself really getting into?

Oh I have a massive vinyl collection. I DJ a lot of girl group music. Parties mostly - private stuff.

What were you listening to in high school?

Punk mostly. That's the other thing I listen to mostly and DJ a lot.

Any particular album that really resonated with you growing up?

The Dead Kennedys' Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables and Minor Threat.

Do you still listen to those bands or punk rock?

Definitely. Well, it's a little more garage-y what I listen to now. I used to run a punk magazine called Pocket Full of Change. We put it out in Seattle, but it was national. It was free and you could find it in bars, clubs, record stores...

What was the last show you went to?

(pause) I know what I'm going to next: the Spits tonight at Chop Suey.

Do you remember the first show you ever saw?

It was the Grateful Dead in upstate New York. I was four. I've pretty much seen all the classic rock bands.

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