Facts about Joanna Newsom

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Joanna Newsom is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born January 18, 1982.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Joanna.

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Famous quotes by Joanna Newsom (30)


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"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 for me is this idea that I get to rhyme"
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"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 do their early albums very stripped down, then each album becomes bloated"
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"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 listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them. I think that they are a good band"
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"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 the Pleased, I usually don't tell them about the harp. I am nervous that these people will expect something similar"
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"I played piano for about two years when I was a kid. I didn't play long enough to be really great"
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"I can't play my songs on the smaller harp. I have a Celtic harp. I can't do the key changes"
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"I am always trying to write"
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"I want to make music that somehow connects to the things that I love in America music"
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"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"
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"I am consciously trying not to make it sound Celtic or African"
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"The way that words fit together is always interesting to me. I love words"
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"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 out of this island that we are on"
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"People are often afraid for me. They think that I am going to break. I can make it through a set"
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"I would happy for someone to download my music"
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"I started playing harp about fourteen years ago"
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"I have a recording that I did of instrumental songs"
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"I did spend a year in high school being obsessed with Fleetwood Mac"
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"I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music"
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"The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it"
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"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 ups. That gave me a great amount of respect for a rhymed stanza"
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"I wasn't interested in writing music that wasn't beautiful for me to listen to"
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"I have writing songs on my own for about six years"
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"I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely"
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"I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements. The ways that I work and feel are completely different in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it"
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"You should listen to a lot of different music"
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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 the songs did on their own"
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"I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references"
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"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 songs without also singing. I forget how they progress. I don't think that any of them are verse, chorus, verse, and so on. They are not simple"
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"I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp"
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"I can understand someone not liking the voice or the songs"


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