Tag Archives: Anna-Lynne Williams

Identity and Authorship: An Interview with Songwriter Charles Frail

Charles Frail

“I think wooing a language is in some ways easier when it is not the language you grew up with. You can decide to learn it only through reading poetry or listening to songs. You can leave out the ugly parts.”

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10 Best Books I Didn’t Read in 2011

Seriously. I go to Malaprop’s all the time and pick this book up and read the praise and think, “Wow, this must be a fucking great book.”

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Random Truths About… Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe

The Way Sound Leaves a Room was just released this month. An EP of covers and demos, it showcases Jaffe on numerous instruments she hadn’t tackled before, sounding beautiful as ever.

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An Interview with Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik)

Sadistik

“For awhile I was like, ‘I’ll just make the most complicated thing that nobody else can do and then I’ll be the best.’ And now I’m kind of learning that sometimes the most difficult thing to make isn’t the best at all.”

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Random Truths About… Damien Jurado

damien jurado

Damien Jurado has been one of the most influential and interesting songwriters in the Pacific Northwest for a decade.

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Interview: Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers

“I think total democracy in bands can sometimes be a bad thing musically.”

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Snowshoes and Hunters: An Interview with Midlake

Midlake

“I guess we got into more of this British folk thing and a ‘fair maiden’ thing as I call it, but I don’t think we really sound like these bands, though there is more than a hint of it on the new album.”

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Eau de Colonia: An Interview with Nina Persson of A Camp

Nina Persson of A Camp

“Melancholy is not really the right word to describe the mentality. Swedes are more…serene and mellow, and not afraid of the dark, and this is something that I still think is a big part of my personality.”

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A Sight for Sore Eyes: An Interview with Klum

musician Klum

“I assume people don’t really know who is singing what because sometimes we don’t even remember who sings certain parts that are on the record. The most important thing to us is just that it’s good.” -Brock Flores

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Someplace New: An Interview with Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

“If I can make anything that another person would want, then I must give it away. Sometimes other musicians want to trade music, or collaborate with me after hearing one of my songs, so sharing my music freely has given some very rich experiences.”

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Go to the Radio: An Interview with Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills

“People go places because they’re already heading that way, or because they give themselves over to be taken somewhere. If our music does that, that’s cool, but I wouldn’t say that it’s designed only for that reason.”

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Brave New Music: An Interview with Frida Hyvonen

Frida

"I could mention…Neneh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi, on vinyl from the local store, and Michael Jackson’s BAD, which I stole from my brother. You had to learn to dance really smoothly to it or the vinyl would skip. I’m sure someone could find traces of all of those early loves in my music, and not least in the way I dance."

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Planting Seeds: 13 Questions with Mia Doi Todd

Mia Doi Todd

“I like to listen to the arc of a record, like reading a book from start to finish. I make records that way.”

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Only Love is All Maroon: An Interview with Bon Iver

Bon Iver

“With all your lies, you’re still very lovable.”
– “For Emma” by Bon Iver

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Robin Benway

Robin Benway

"For a band that’s just starting out, it’s still fun and exciting and very Kerouacian to be in a van and touring the country. That’s the spirit I wanted for Audrey, and listening to that music definitely helped to infuse the book."

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