Mia, Ratso, and Ponytail at Pitchfork Music Festival 2009

Miss Mia, Ratso, and the band Ponytail at Pitchfork Music Festival 2010. Photo by Jim Newberry.
Pitchfork Music Festival begins today, and I’ll be shooting video again with my friends Miss Mia and Ratso, hosts of the incredible public access television kids dance show, Chic-a-go-go. When I say incredible I’m not resorting to hyperbole; take a look at this list of past musical guests. I shot the picture above at the ’09 festival, right before (I’ve gotta be honest with you, it may have been after) Mia and Ratso interviewed art rock Baltimoreans Ponytail (that’s Ratso with the corrugated feet; Mia to his right, and the other three are Ponytail).

And for you counter-cultural types, you can get your weird-on at the anti-Pitchfork festival, Bitchpork.