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Well, yeah, I wanted to resist the urge to thicken everything up with instrumentation, because I just felt like I was interested in seeing how…
People in San Francisco and the East Bay have shown interest, done interviews, and have come to shows. I guess that the news travels fast…
Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight…
It’s valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands. But it’s invalid in the sense that we…
It’s totally different. I usually don’t tell people about the Pleased if they know me from the harp. And if they are there to see…
I recorded harp first or singing first. I recorded it all together. Part of the reason is that I don’t know how to play the…
In high school, we studied a lot of poetical forms. I was really interested in the math that was involved and the strange live break…
I definitely don’t subscribe to the theory that more instruments, or more vocal tracks, harmony, or double tracking the voice, is a good thing. People…
The way that words fit together is always interesting to me. I love words.
People are often afraid for me. They think that I am going to break. I can make it through a set.
I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music.
I started playing harp about fourteen years ago.
I played piano for about two years when I was a kid. I didn’t play long enough to be really great.
I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs.
I give away CDs at shows if someone wants a CD but doesn’t have any money. I wouldn’t want to do that forever.
I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can’t get away from completely.
I did spend a year in high school being obsessed with Fleetwood Mac.
I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs.
I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music.
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