Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Why would The Baltimore Sun want to interview you?

Who's asking: Various family members and friends

Your guess is as good as mine, but John Lindner of The Baltimore Sun interviewed me last week for their online "Blography" feature, and the podcast is up this morning. You can listen to it here. Feel free to heckle in the comments section.

If you listen to that interview, that's really as much as anyone needs of me for one day -- so I'll just post today's Five Random Songs, and call it good.

"A New England," Too Much Joy. This cover turns Billy Bragg's sad song into something angry and even a little bratty. I like it.

"This Mountain," Kasey Chambers. I like Kasey Chambers, but her voice gets a little whiny sometimes, and this is a whiny song.

"I'll Stand Up for You," X. Overall, this album (Ain't Love Grand) is one of the all-time great break-up records, but this is a straightforward love song.

"Dance Away," Roxy Music. Classic. "You're dressed to kill, and guess who's dying..." We've all been there.

"My Funny Valentine," Chet Baker. This is the instrumental version, not the vocal one. I have four different versions of this song in my iTunes library, and probably a few more on my CD shelves. I once sang this in public, in the dessert room of Bern's Steak House, in Tampa. Coincidentally or not, it's the only time I've been to Tampa...

8 comments:

Farrago said...

I know the answer to today's question!
Great blog: fun, informative, blogger likes House of Games so can't be all bad, and she's willing to make stuff up if the real answer fails to present itself in a timely fashion.
-jl

Kathleen said...

Great interview! Congratulations.

Tom Ehrenfeld said...

Yes, its a great interview. My question for tomorrow is: "Why wouldn't the Baltimore Sun want to interview you?"

Anonymous said...

You sounded like you'd been doing interviews for years - a real pro. I'm so impressed - even more than usual :)

Susan

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview! Clair, you don't need 15min of fame, I brag about you and all my "big" sisters and brother all the time
Your "little" brother
James

Anonymous said...

Hey, I really enjoyed the interview. Also, thanks for lunch on Monday.
-Chris

tod goldberg said...

Great interview! You sounded charming, bright and like the voice of the blogging generation, provided more bloggers were, you know, smart and stuff.

AnswerGirl said...

Aw, thanks, you guys...