About me

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Maggie Osterberg is an American guitar player, keyboardist, and songwriter. Her first album Bent, Not Broken, was released in July, 2005, and is available at the iTunes Music Store. Her work ranges from electronica and avant-garde to alt-rock, indie pop, and psychedelia.

Maggie was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and now lives in Lincoln, after a number of years in the Twin Cities and San Francisco.

Maggie attended Grinnell College, Kearny State College, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Hamline University.

Fans have compared her guitar playing to Nels Cline and Robert Quine, with an overall musical style that encompasses the world of the Velvet Underground, Television, Talking Heads, and kraut-rockers Can. Maggie is a big fan of Frank Zappa, Neil Young, and Tom Waits.

When she’s not making or listening to music, Maggie enjoys photography, reading, walking, and cats. Many of her photos can be found on Flickr, and her recent reading includes Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Bill Buford’s Heat, and Roger Welsch’s My Nebraska.

Among her recommendations for writing on music are Simon Reynolds’ Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984, Clinton Heylin’s From the Velvets to the Voidoids: A Pre-Punk History for a Post-Punk World, and Jim DeRogatis’ Staring at Sound: The True Story of Oklahoma’s Fabulous Flaming Lips.

Oh, and I hear she’s a pretty good photographer, too. Randomly Excellent, some might even say.

17 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Maggie,
    Would you mind contacting me? jesse@peripheriquewine.com
    I’m wondering if I could use a couple of your photos for a blog post and promotional e-mail for an event I’m doing with Bin 105. The two on your flickr account, one with Steve in the shot and the other of the storefront. Nice photography BTW.

  2. Hello Maggie, you have a great blog, love your pictures!, they are so nostalgic (in a good way).

    Would you be interested in a link exchange? Let me know to send you info on my site.


  3. Hi! I’ve decided to nominate you for the Liebster blog award. I love the creativity you bring to your blog with every picture (plus I love the title, haha). I’ll be making the post tomorrow morning. Keep up the good work!

    A Daily Photo Journal

  4. oh man you are so an older, lady parts having, ME, everything you are saying is me, hey real quick who invented distorion guitar, don’t say Lou Reed cause it was Bo Diddley and Les Paul a decade before that dude picked up the thing! What did Neil Young mean about the middle of the road and the shoulder? Right now I’m cruising down the white line if you get my drift! Anyways I have SO much to ask you, but I gotta put the fix in so talk to ya latter!

  5. Hello Maggie, My name is Patrick and I saw the pictures of your long haired gray cat Scooter. I had one that looked identical and thought it was just a mongrel that my daughter brought home when it was just 4v weeks old. It was a real psycho cat with a real attitude, but was the most intelligent cat I have ever seen. Can you tell me more about Scooter and where you got him and is it possible to get a kitten like scooter. I live it in the north bay of San Francisco. I am eagerly waiting your reply. Thank you.

    • My girl Scooter came from the Capital Humane Society, where she was placed after the Sheriff’s department rescued her from a meth lab.

      She’s 14 now and I love her dearly.

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