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Metro Times: Sue Summers of Static Records
Label owner and promoter puts out top notch music. Oh, and she also saves local cats.
By Brett Callwood
Published: March 11, 2014
Photo by Peter Schorn
Sue Summers was already a face in the local punk scene when she started her first label, Chaos, in the ’80s. That label morphed into Static Network and Records, which sees Summers promoting shows on top of putting out quality music. She’s played a big part in making the Erotic Poetry & Music Festival a success, and she hosts shows at the Corktown Tavern throughout the year, including the much-loved Todd’s Reunion. Oh, and she also saves a ton of local cats. Is there anything that Sue Static cannot do?
Metro Times: When did you start Static Records?
Sue Summers: My brother Joe and I (he’s the guitarist in Son of Sam), we grew up in the early ’80s punk and hardcore scenes over at the Freezer Theatre, and the Clubhouse. I was inspired by the whole DIY ethic that was around at the time. Touch n’ Go Records had just started and were releasing records, and I decided that was the route to go. After that, I was into the club scene over at Todd’s, and I had a store there called Chaos. We sold vintage clothes, custom made leather jackets, jewelry and what-not. I also started promoting bands there, and carrying their vinyl (as it was at the time). From there, I started to do shows in the late ’80s. I started at Finney’s Pub [on Woodward in Detroit], and from there I went to Alvin’s and then the Foundry, and then after that 313.Jac/Jacoby’s with Stirling. We ran that for 12 years. Now, I’m doing shows at the Corktown Tavern.
MT: Is Static more of a promo company than a label right now?
Summers: It’s both. The full name is Static Network and Records. We’re focusing more on the promotions end of things right now, doing all the publicity and promoting shows. But the label is still there. We have 29 releases out since we stated as Chaos back in 1991. I had a run in with Sony. We had to change the name, but I was able to prove that they got the name from me for their offshoot label. I was able to get some funds so I was able to start and maintain a label for all these years. That was nice. 29 releases later, and we’re still going.
MT: You don’t put out a huge amount of records – is it just something that you do when a band strikes you as worthy?
Summers: Yes, pretty much. I generally do something when I have it in the budget to work with somebody. The last record we did was actually a release by the Buck Brothers, a band from London. That was my first non-Detroit band. I saw them in Toronto at a conference and really liked them. …
… MT: What release are you most proud of so far?
Summers: That would be the Iggy Pop tribute compilation, Pop O.D. That was just a labor of love, and everything on there blew my mind.
MT: It is a very interesting album – they’re not obvious covers…
Summers: Absolutely, that’s what I was going for. I wanted a mix between experimentation and the tried and true covers. It worked out nicely.
MT: Is it still tough in this day and age for a woman in the music industry? One would hope not…
Summers: Not so much anymore. I guess I never looked at it that way. I just loved music and did it, so it’s never affected me. …
… MT: Do you have any more shows coming up that we should know about?
Summers: I do big charity shows each year – I do the [Halloween] Big ’80s Flashback Bash, the Home for the Holidays Songwriting Showcase and Charity Drive, the Summer Fest Songwriting Showcase, obviously the Erotic Poetry & Music Festival that just passed, and the Todd’s Reunion. Each one of them, a portion of the proceeds benefits a people or animal charity. I like that people can go there and discover some new bands, and also become aware of these community groups that are trying to help others. …
… MT: Excellent. Anything to add?
Summers: I have a Facebook page at HaterKitty.com. That’s what I do when I’m not doing music. I take care of cats in the neighborhood, and that’s my page dedicated to them. I’ve been doing that for years now. We re-home them, feed them, all of that.
MT: How many cats do you have in your house right now?
My BFF is a Goddess.
i was teaching my grandma to use computer so we can talk on skype and such but today she went kinda mad at me because “i didnt show her the knitting programme” and i was like what
and it comes out she accidentally opened ms excel and found out its a great way to create knitting patterns
my grandma is 82
Sire: Bay Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Dam: Grey Seglawi Jedran of Neddi ibn ed Derri (Desert Bred)
Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah
born: 1875, Saudi Arabia
land of standing: United Kingdom
comment: I: From Arabia to England in 1879 by the Blunts. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: A Foundation Horse; Blunt,100%. Suffering from what was believed to be liver disease, she was shot in 1891.
A Desert-Bred Mare and treasured within the CMK Heritage as one of the foundation mares for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s and Lady Anne Blunt’s Crabbet Stud in England. Bred in the desert from the stock of Neddi ibn ed Derri of the Resallin Tribe of the Sebaa Anazeh. Basilisk was purchased for the Blunts by Mr. J. H. Skene, British Consul at Aleppo, in February 1878 from Abd El Jadir of Deyr. She was taken to England in 1878, at age 2. Basilisk was sold from Crabbet in August of 1884, at the age of 8, for £200. The buyer was the Duke of Westminster and he purchased her for breeding to Thoroughbreds; Basilisk produced for him some winners of races in the best of company, one of them being Alfragan, winner of the Drayton Handicap at Goodwood and the Dee Stakes in 1894. The Basilisk female line eventually died out at Crabbet, but thankfully for us here in North America and specifically for us here at Arieana Arabians, the blood and influence of Basilisk lives on today through her daughter Bozra and her daughter Bukra, the dam of *Berk and a stallion we hold in high regard for his ability to pass on his brilliant action. We also find this prized Basilisk influence on several more branches descending mid-pedigree through the imported mares *Battla, *Bushra (dam of *Ibn Mahruss), and *Butheyna.
Borden, Spencer. The Arab Horse. Doubleday, New York, 1906. p. 66.
"A Brief History of the Founding of Crabbet Stud" by Carol W. Mulder. The Arabian Horse Journal, August 1, 1983.
"Basilisk Defended" by R.J. Cadranell II © 1992
also known as: Bint Bint Helwa
also known as: Ghazala El Beida
meaning of name: Arabic for gazelle
date of birth: 1896
land of birth: Egypt
land of standing: USA
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt
EGYPT*139; RAS*30; GSB*302; AHR*211. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 12-14-1896 purchased by Blunts. I:1909 Egypt to England & transshipped to U.S.A. by Spencer Borden - Fall River,MA. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa: Egypt I, 100%
*Ghazala was purchased from her breeder, Ali Pasha Sherif, by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt on December 14, 1896 as a foal-at-side along with her dam Bint Helwa; total cost for the pair: £80. *Ghazala was used as a riding horse and broodmare at Sheykh Obeyd (the Blunt’s Egyptian stud near Cairo) until 1909, at which time she was shipped to Crabbet in England at age 13. She was sold in September 1909, for 200 gs to Spencer Borden of Fall River, Massachusetts; she arrived in the United States later that Fall in battered condition from a stormy passage at sea. In early 1917, when *Ghazala was 21 years old, W.R. Brown acquired her for his Maynesboro Stud in New Hampshire; he kept her until her death in 1919 at age 23.
*Ghazala was the only mare bred by Ali Pasha Sherif to ever come to North America. In this regard she was unique and holds a distinctive place in the history of North American horse breeding. Another note of interest is that although Lady Anne Blunt consistently used the name Ghazala for this mare within her own reference materials, this same mare is also mentioned in other Egyptian breeding resources as Ghazala Bint Bint Helwa and Ghazala El Beida.
Notes derived from:
Mulder, Carol June Woodbridge. The Imported Foundation Stock of North American Arabian Horses, Volume 2 (revised edition). Borden Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. 1993. pp. 75-84.
(Aziz x Helwa)
born: 1887, Egypt
land of standing: United Kingdom
breeder: Ali Pasha Sharif - Cairo, Egypt
EGYPT*121. GSB*140. Strain: Saqlawiyah Jidraniyah. 1896 Purchased by Blunts for Sheykh Obeyd Stud. I: 1897 to Crabbet Stud - Sussex, England. Pyramid Society: Straight Egyptian. Sheykh Obeyd. Al Khamsa. Deceased 1907. “The broken-legged mare”
HISTORY MEME - six women: bessie coleman [4/6]
Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator, the first female pilot of African American descent, and the first person of African American descent to have an international pilot license. She was born in 1892 in Texas, the tenth of thirteen children, and in school showed herself to be a lover of reading and mathematics. She enrolled in what is now Langston College in Oklahoma, but was forced to return home due to lack of funds. At 23, she moved to Chicago, where she heard stories from returning World War I pilots about flying during the war. Due to her race and gender, however, despite her interest in aviation, no American flight school or aviator would train her. Determined to become an aviator, Bessie went to France in 1920 and, a year later, earned her aviation license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, becoming the first American of any gender to receive a license from that organization. She trained as a “barnstorming" stunt flier in order to make a living. Known as “Queen Bess," she was well-known for her daredevil maneuvers, though her flamboyant style was often criticized by the press. Though offered a role in a film, when she learned that her first scene would show her in tattered clothes with a walking stick and pack, she walked off set rather than perpetuate the derogatory image of African Americans. In 1926, in preparation for an air show, her plane failed to pull out of a dive and began to spin, causing Bessie to be thrown from the plane, 2,000 feet above the ground, killing her instantly. She was 34 years old. (x)
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