Take a Peek Inside Juliana Hatfield’s ’90s Journals

Hatfield meets J Mascis and tries not to fan out.
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“If You Read, You’ll Judge” is the Talkhouse Music’s newest column in which musicians share pages from their journals. First up, Juliana Hatfield opens the vaults…
— Brenna Ehrlich, Talkhouse Music editor-in-chief

In late 1990, my band the Blake Babies set out on tour. We were young. I kept a diary. We were doing shows with Firehose, Mike Watt’s band at the time. These pages describe the scene one night, from my point of view, after we’d finished our opening set in Northampton, Massachusetts — plus what it was like to talk to Watt.

MEETING J MASCIS AFTER THE SHOW…

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TALKING TO MIKE WATT…

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(Header art: Dan Schmatz)

Juliana Hatfield is a singer, songwriter and guitar player. She began her music career in the late 1980s in Boston with the Blake Babies. Since then she has released approximately fifteen solo albums and been involved with numerous other groups including the Lemonheads, Some Girls (with Freda Love Smith) and MInor Alps (with Matthew Caws from Nada Surf). Her latest project is a collaboration with Paul Westerberg called the I Don’t Cares. Their debut album, Wild Stab, came out in early 2016. She is currently working on her first novel.

(Photo credit: Brad Walsh)