Carrie brownstein dating fred
’ And she was like, ‘Yes, I do.’” We’re eating at a fancy restuarant in West Hollywood. You go on your phone to check the time and it becomes this five-step process: email, Twitter – I’m like, why am I checking Instagram again? It was the tail end of the riot grrrl scene and local bands such as Bikini Kill were an early influence.Suddenly I hear my phone ringing in my bag and scramble to turn it off. “Oh my God,” she says, “I love that you have a flip phone. Between 19, Sleater Kinney released seven albums, and while their sales never broke any records, the devotion among their fans remains obsessive.Brownstein hopped and yelped and high-kicked like a true punk goddess, and everyone there to see the impressive group, born from the Pacific Northwest’s riot grrrl scene, bounced right along with her. Today, Brownstein’s in a Los Angeles photo studio and she’s not holding a guitar, but rather a gigantic prop toothbrush.It’s almost as tall as she is, and as Ramona, our photographer, snaps away, the 39-year-old brandishes it like an enormous spear, pretends to brush her teeth, uses it to scrub her armpits, and twirls it around like she’s an oral care majorette. And not just because she’s channeling Lily Tomlin in the 1981 cult flick , though that certainly helps.Sleater-Kinney has since reunited, and as of 2015, Brownstein was touring with the band as well as in support of her new memoir.She later said: "He lived in the neighborhood next to mine, so I would just walk my guitar over to his house.Brownstein’s not unusually short, but she is legit petite and low-key. As we chat, seated on a mustard-colored vintage couch at the photo studio, there’s a thoughtfulness to all of her answers. [But maybe you can] superimpose Janet and Corin next to me? A., Airbnb-ing a house in Laurel Canyon with one of her two dogs (the less adaptable one stayed home in Portland with her house sitter) while writing season five, which will premiere early next year.She is quick to smile but more reserved with her laughter, even when she’s exercising her signature wit, which she does when we talk about her cover (“I’m so psyched, it’s like a bucket list thing. ”), her happiness over finally giving up on reading the entire literary canon (“I’m like, ‘Wait, I can read Silk navy top by Wren, wrenstudio.com; Silk pattern skirt by Gemy Maalouf, gemymaalouf.com; Bracelet by Erickson Beamon, net-a-porter.com; Faux leather cut-out heel by Delta by Heart Soul, bracelet, Carrie’s ownpremiered in January 2011—“Put a bird on it,” from a sketch about avian trends in handcrafted DIY décor, quickly became one of the year’s most oft-repeated catchphrases—and its popularity has increased exponentially. (’s production takes place in its titular town, but all of the writers live in Los Angeles, a testament to the show’s humor having roots in a mindset rather than a specific location.) “I can’t believe it’s season five, that just seems so surreal.
After Ellen.com: Was sketch comedy something you’ve always been interested in? AE: How queer is going to be considering how queer-centric Portland can be? The crux of the show is to be absurd and silly so we’re not trying to find an agenda or who we’re representing or not representing.
But in 2006 they abruptly disbanded, disappearing for nearly nine years. Meanwhile, Brownstein found a whole new audience, as the co-creator and co-star of sketch comedy show Portlandia, alongside Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen.