14.3.09

oh joanna


Thank you all for your lovely comments about Bakers Dozen! I've been glowing all day and I am so grateful to Amy. What a sweet project.

A few people have commented on how much they love Joanna Newsom. I love her too! I'm not really a quotation-loving person, and so I thought I would provide a little context. This was the last question and answer from the interview, and it is so wonderful.

BLVR: One final question -- if you could know the day and time of your own death, would you want to know? Or would you rather not?

JN: If I could be assured that I'd be old, then yes I'd want to know. But I'm so easily made sad that if I found out I was going to die on my thirtieth birthday I'd probably cry every day between now and then. I can't fathom myself making peace with that idea. I really like being alive. A lot. I'd never want to know, because of the possibility that it's sooner than I'd want it to be. I'd be grieving for my own death every day. I don't think it would make me more productive. Some people get empowered by it and live these really rich beautiful lives. But I don't need the fire behind me, like "You're going to die on your thirtieth birthday, so get cracking, kid!" I'm perfectly happy just to exist.

(Image from this Paper magazine article)

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE her! Both her thoughts and music are raw and beautiful!

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  2. She is so dreamy, I too love her.

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