Monday, November 17, 2008

Nicole Atkins mini informal interview

So the other day after her concert at the World Cafe I asked Nicole about her next album (recorded a bit of it with her permission, that's where I've taken the screen prints from). Last time I caught up with them, back in May, they had plans to start recording a new album after the Summer so...
Still she hasn't started it yet, and won't until she finishes her ongoing tour. Not decided on the producer yet (depends on the material she comes up with) or possible collaborations ... but she has plans to go out to the desert for a while, rent someplace with Greg Dulli (Gutter Twins) and write some songs together. She told me she already worked with him (like 5 years ago), and she's looking forward to it again (but, as she pointed out, it hasn't happened yet so it may not...).

Now for the part I can transcribe:
1. What are the lyrics for the new album about?
It's all about death and heartache...
2.Rhythm's faster, slower...?
No, not faster, just harder and more dramatic...

Looking forward to it.
Thanks to her.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pfff, I guess I'll blog...

The other day I went to Nicole Atkins' concert at the World Cafe and she was gracious enough to chat a bit after, even let me record a mini interview (won't post, I'm a terrible interviewer), so I'll have to get around to transcribing that soon. As soon as my computer lets me do the screen prints it's not letting me do right now (it's got a mind of its own, as most of my artifacts).
Could also talk about my first ever yoga class today -I know, nothing to do with music and nobody cares, but whatever, guess I'm still traumatized and need to get it out- which was hilarious, specially when the zen music turned to rock guitars by some kind of mistake (had time enough to question my preconceived ideas about yoga though...nah, it was what I thought. Not for me, that slow flow, that stopping to relax every 3 minutes...aaagg, that's my idea of stress!!!).
Also lastfm, been observing it for a while and it's really curious how artists use it these days, a whole marketing study behind it. Also helps me divide between greedy artists (or most times their labels) and generous ones (like Madonna has only 2 full tracks to listen to... c'moon!. My beloved Keane, on the other hand, have all their tunes available to listen, these cold pale English boys...sigh). It's also fun to see what people listen to. It's 12.14 am, nov 10th and one of my "friends" is listening to a Jose Feliciano carol, makes me smile....not the Christmas part. It's been decided that all my family 's to be shipped to my house this once, always gets "interesting" (hence my trying out yoga lessons...will have to look for something else).