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As an american youth growing up in suburban hell, Barb found solace in crunchy metal riffs played primarily by men with way too much (and badly teased) hair. However, she knew in her heart that gender was no barrier to her someday becoming Tommy Lee.

Finally, after years of dedicated air drumming, Barb acquired a drum kit in November of 2001. A few short months (and many angered neighbors) later, a phone call from Ruby led to the fulfillment of her dream to play drums in an all-female rock band. These days she would rather turn out to be more like Neil Peart than Tommy Lee, but she's stuck with the tattoos.

Outside of The Witching, she has drummed with singer/songwriter Tamara J. Brown. She used to play guitar in the all-female punk quintet Tankini, but decided the problem with stringed instruments is that you can't just haul off and hit them as hard as you can and expect them to work during the next gig. Barb's other main musical project involves drinking lots of coffee and wiredly crafting beats and sounds on her computer into the wee hours as alter-ego doctor paradox. the good doctor's first album, Frame Independent, was realeased in April of 2004.

Barb owns and operates her own web development and consulting company, Live Mind Design, and record label, All Night Records. In her spare time she imagines what life would be like if she had spare time. She's a Virgo, loves long walks on the beach, and enjoys writing about herself in the third person.

favorite drummers
Danny Carey (Tool)
Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
Neil Peart (Rush)
John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
Stanton Moore (Galactic)
Teri Lynne Carrington (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter)
Melissa York (The Butchies)
Daniel Erlandsson (Arch Enemy)
Patty Schemel (Hole, Motley Crue)
Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood)
Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi)
Keith Moon (The Who)
Josephine Forsman (Sahara Hotnights)
Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, independent)
Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson)
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment)
Rachel (The Need)
Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band)
Stewart Copeland (The Police, Oysterhead)
Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
Hilary Jones (Robben Ford)

listening to:
the saucers - eternal intermission
pamela means - single bullet theory
lederhosen lucil - hosemusik
northern state - dying in stereo [check these chicks out! SERIOUSLY!]
sahara hotnights - jennie bomb
fleetwood mac - rumours
metallica - ride the lightning
grooverider - mysteries of funk
rush - moving pictures
renee cologne - the opposite of
incubus - morning view
iron maiden - number of the beast
john scofield - uberjam
black sabbath - master of reality
coldcut - let us play
system of a down - steal this album
toshi reagon - toshi
st. germain - tourist
caetano veloso and gilberto gil - tropicalia 2
boards of canada - music has the right to children
system of a down - toxicity
candiria - the coma imprint
tool - lateralus
kodo - tataku (best of kodo ii)
mia doi todd - self-titled
sleater-kinney - one-beat
the hail marys - the hail marys EP
ember swift - stiltwalking
solex - pick up
rachael sage - illusion's carnival
le tigre - self-titled
cibo matto - stereo type a
pamela means - pearls
upcoming shows

March 26, 2005:: @ The Chapter House, Ithaca, NY with Kievan-Rus & Lotion. (showtime 9pm, $5 cover, special guest star, Mr. Willie B, on drums!! Barb will be back behind the skins in June.)
Our new live CD is ready and will be available at the show!! Thanks to the magic of Al Grunwell (engineer) at Fingerlakes Recording, www.FLREC.com, we are ready to release a volume that spans the entire history of The Witching.

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