Marianne Vitale (Artist)
(1) How do you find the music you listen to? I lift it from other sources - friends, radio programs, films, and now I’m finally learning how to use itunes. The idea of “if you like this, we recommend you try this…”… clever invention. (2) What is your favorite way to enjoy music (live, alone, in the car, bath, work, etc.)? I turn to music when I’m stuck, mentally. I can’t really work along to music, or have my own ideas along with music. I listen when I need a surge of invigoration. Good musicians, singers give so much. It’s intimate, it’s everything, probably the highest form of human expression. (3) What do you find exciting about the new music you listen to? This list doesn’t include too much “new” music. New? I like Ratatat, but I only know the music because they are good friends, otherwise I wouldn’t know it, not from my cave. Their sound I can work along with at high volume. Their energy is steep, stimulating, no lyrics. Makes me head swim freely.(4) What is it about the songs you’ve been listening to for years that resonates with you? Music heals. It’s therapy.
1. Harry Nilsson // One
2. Mahalia Jackson // In the Upper Room
3. Frank Zappa // Sofa No. 2
4. Canned Heat // Going Up the Country
5. Sparks // I Married Myself
6. Skip Spence (Oar) // If I’m Good
7. The Roches // The Train
8. Freakwater // My Old Drunk Friend
9. The Edwin Hawkins Singers // Oh Happy Day
10. Ratatat // Loud Pipes
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