10 Questions with Priscilla Ahn!

So the lovely folks over at Filter noticed my post about how excited I was that Priscilla Ahn has a full length album coming out today, and they hooked me up with an email interview with Priscilla herself! They also sent me a pretty picture to share with all of you:
Very exciting! I love that Priscilla plays the harmonica in her songs. There’s even a song where she plays the kazoo with that thing. Anyway, without further ado, here are my 10 questions, and Priscilla’s answers (note that any links were inserted by me, I figured if I wanted to look something up, you might too):

1. Where is your favorite place to sing?

My house.

2. What was a favorite moment on the Hotel Cafe Tour?

Playing in Ithaca was really cool because we played in a old theater. It was beautiful, and the acoustics were lovely. The audience was sitting, and really there with the performer. It was a lot of fun. And I also had a lovely day walking around the town too.

3. What’s the one thing you can’t leave for a tour without?

Oh, there’s so many things! I guess my ipod. I need it sometimes to even be able to fall asleep.

4. What are your 3 most played tracks on your iPod? (or, What music are you listening to these days?)

“There’s a Reason” by A.A. Bondy

The soundtrack from “La Vie En Rose”

The soundtrack from “Juno”

5. Do you get most of your inspiration for your songs from your own life or other people’s stories or both?

Most of them are written from my own experiences.

6. What has been your most exciting songwriting experience so far?

The best feeling is to have a song come to you when you least expect it, but you just let it happen, and in 20 minutes, you have a song that you really love. that’s happened to me a few times, and it’s a really satisfying and fun process.

7. What do you use to do your live loops?

A Boss Loop pedal. I’m now getting into using more pedals. I’m expanding!

8. Let’s say you just won a big award for your music at a red carpet event – who do you thank in your acceptance speech?

Oh man, it’s something I’ve thought about since I was little, and it’s always changing. I think some of the definites would be my boyfriend, my manager, my brother, my fellow musicians and producer, my therapist, and my friends. They all are people who inspire me, support me, and I feel are with me in my life in the best ways.

9. If you could pick 5 or 6 people, (living or dead) to be in a super band, who would you pick and what would they play?

John Lennon – he’d play whatever he wanted and sing.

Jonny Greenwood – he’d fiddle with his inventions and arrange the orchestra

Jeff Buckley
and Nina Simone would sing together.

Don Shirley would play piano.

Neil Young and I would write together.

I know that’s not much of a band, but it’d be kickass just to be around all those people.

10. And the big question I’m asking everybody these days is: What’s your favorite sandwich?

Right now I’m into caprese sandwiches. yum!

So there you have it folks! From the girl herself! I’ll leave you with this sweet little video of her song Dream. As I’ve said before, I love how she uses that loop pedal. It’s easy to overdo and I think she gets it just right.

Feed and email readers may need to come to the blog to see the video

If that doesn’t make you want to run out and get the new album, I don’t know what will!

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4 Responses to “10 Questions with Priscilla Ahn!”

  1. Nandi says:

    Darn you! You discovered Priscilla before I did on the Tonight show!

    ~Only If Bliss Slept

  2. Heather says:

    Oh yeah, I’ve known about her for over a year, she’s AWESOME! Glad she’s getting more exposure now. And don’t worry, you still discover plenty of cool people for me on those late night shows. :)

  3. saab says:

    I adooooore her, can’t stop listening her music so sweet !

  4. Heather says:

    saab, thanks for stopping by! I know what you mean, I’ve had her in pretty heavy rotation on my music player since Tuesday!

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