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The Gorgeous Ambition of Terry Poison

by Orit Arfa

August 4, 2013 | 10:11 am

One of the great things about living in Ariel is that I'm only 45 minutes away from my Tel Avivi friend Louise Kahn, whom I interviewed when she and her band, Terry Poison, performed in Los Angeles. Terry Poison was created to give a wild, bad-girl outlet for the good Jewish girls at heart (oh, and one guy). An olah (immigrant) from Norway, Louise (or Louiza, as she is known) is a fixture of Tel Aviv society—singer, party girl, innovator, artist—who can be seen at the hottest, underground club at any given night when’s she not performing with the whimsical Terry Poison, which is like a cross between Lady Gaga, Depeche Mode, and Go Go Girls. She is a whiff of the free-flowing creativity that has become Tel Aviv.

Her latest single, Gorgeous, reveals her gorgeous ambition. It's music video was edited entirely from iPhone footage taken of her and the band members in the streets of Tel Aviv. It’s the classic expression of the hallmark way Israelis make the most with few natural resources. Check it out.

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Orit Arfa is a writer and author of The Settler.

A native of Los Angeles, Orit’s works are informed by a deep connection to the ethical dialectic that flows from her Jewish...

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