5.06.2006

Chris Garneau, an Interview...

Sorry this post is so slapped together, but I couldn't hold this in any longer, and I can't get to my computer right now, so this will have to do...

I sent Chris Garneau an email the other day and he promptly obliged me with the answers to my questions. You may remember (or not) that I posted just a short while ago about Chris Garneau, the singer/songwriter extraordinaire. If you haven't downloaded it already, check out the MP3 of his song "Relief" that I posted just a bit ago. Click HERE to head over to that post (or just scroll down).

Now, without further ado, may I present a short Q & A with Chris Garneau:

What are your favorite bands?
Velvet Underground + Nico, Yo La Tengo, Blonderedhead, Nina Simone, Elliott Smith, Sister Act Soundtrack, Chilli Gonzalez, Nick Drake. That's what is happening to me today.

What bands have influenced your music?
Those people i just named all have, as well as Judy Garland, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, Malvina Reynolds, Prince, Paula Abdul, and dogs and cats, and my friends, and my family.

When did you start writing music and singing?
I was 5 I started playing piano. I was 12 when I started singing, and I started writing bad stuff when I was 8 and started writing even worse stuff just last year.

How do you describe your music to people?
I just say, "You will really love it." No I just say stupid things like: "Indie, acoustic, pop, anti-folk, folk, singer songwriter, mellow, depressing rock".

What direction do you see music going in right now, at least, the music that interests you?
I think right now is a good time for music that I like, including my own. With internet times and with people getting smarter, really good and independent music travels quickly. And it gets into the hands and ears of people who may not generally have access togood music. I think the industry is improving, and the more independent labels that continue to grow, the better.

Is there anything else you would like to share?
Jameson. And food. And please listen to Sunset Rubdown's record called 'Shut Up I Am Dreaming'.


love,
chris


Sounds like an interesting guy, no? I promise a real post for tomorrow, I really do. Finals kicked my butt this year. I know, it's a weak and all too common blogger excuse, but what are you gonna do?

+joe

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