Monday, September 18, 2006

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Looking at the interview now, I wish I had named so many more musicians/bands as my favorites. I think my brain freezes a bit when I'm asked to name favorite books or albums or foods--I love so many; it's hard to boil all that love down to a handful of names. The artists I listed are definitely among my favorites (especially my beloved Talking Heads!), but I neglected to mention so many others--The Beatles, the Stones, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Queen, Ella Fitzgerald, Feist, Tom Waits, Aterciopelados, David Bowie, Luscious Jackson, Le Tigre, Le Chic, De la Soul, Deee-lite, Led Zeppelin, Louis Prima, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Portishead, and so many that aren't at the tip of my brain at the moment.


Patry Francis said...

The same thing happens to me when I try to name my favorite books.

gayle said...

Hi Patry! Fun to see you here!

I keep telling myself that I need to have a stock answer for that favorite book question--it comes up a lot during readings--but somehow I haven't gotten around to creating one, so I find myself hemming and hawing a ridiculous amount.

Anonymous said...

So cool that you like Aterciopelados!!

You'll probably be happy to know that the group is finally releasing a new album ("Oye") and touring the U.S. in support of it. And it's about time - I've waited 5 years for a new Aterciopelados studio album!!

I checked out some of the new music on their site -

Here are the U.S. tour dates for Aterciopelados:

Oct. 28th – Miami @ Rock en Ñ, Miami Performing Arts Center
Oct. 30th – Orlando @ Club Hush
Nov. 1st – New York @ SOBs
Nov. 3rd – Chicago @ Green Dolphin Street
Nov. 6th – Anaheim, CA @ JC Fandango
Nov. 8th – Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda Theatre
Nov. 9th – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 10th – Sunnyvale, CA @ Club Barcelona
Nov. 12th – San Francisco @ Slim’s



gayle said...

They're playing in Riverside?! Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for letting me know--I didn't know about the new album, either; exciting! Caribe Atomico is one of my very favorites.