Sex Police: Arrested development
Exorcising her inner demons with voice, bass and kickdrum
Published: February 15, 2012
"The music I enjoy the most is people who make do with what they've got," Ford says. "The people who are able to express something with limited materials. Every now and then I'll go to a show and I'll see some band, and it's a bunch of nice young kids and they get up on stage and they've all got these shiny, fancy new instruments. It's wonderful that they've got some money, gone to the music store and bought a fancy Rickenbacker and a nice amplifier. Good for you. I'm glad that you decided to go do that and create music. But that's not a reality for a lot of people. Sometimes people really do have wonderful songs from that reality. But they don't often resonate with me, because that's not been my reality."
In conclusion, and due to that provocative name, we ask Ford if she is indeed a policewoman of sex, or at least an authority figure.
"You've got to call yourself something," she says. "It came out of a conversation that I had with my best friend about sex. Sexuality and sex in general is a very important part of the way I interact within my relationships and with other people. Going to a rock 'n' roll show is a very sexual experience. They are two words that hold very different meanings for a lot of people. Most of my friends enjoy sex and don't like the police. So it's a polarizing combination."
Sex Police plays the Blowout at 9:40 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at Paychecks. Her self-titled EP is available for free at bandcamp.com.
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