Podcast Episode
Season
Six
number
298
Type
Interview
Post Date
Sep 27, 2016

Michelle Leon of Babes in Toyland

Former Babes of Toyland bassist Michelle Leon joins us to share the personal journey behind her biography "I Live Inside."

We’re joined by former Babes in Toyland bassist Michelle Leon, author of the recently released book I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland. We discuss her upbringing in suburban Minnesota prior to joining the band at the age of 17, her struggle with the idea of “authenticity” and defying expectations writing a “rock biography.” We get into the nuts and bolts of writing the book, how she approached reconstructing memories from over twenty-five years ago, muscle cars, oversized bass cabinets, her time as a realtor in New Orleans, Prince, and much, much more.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro/1:58 - He’s My Thing
  • Outro - Dust Cake Boy

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