ANNE MARIE'S PLAYLIST
STEPHEN TO ANNE MARIE:
SB: What is your favorite song?
AM: I got to track 3 (Allie X, Girl of the Year) and went no further for at least 48 hours. Allie X wins this month. Get it, girl!
SB: Have you heard any of these tracks before?
AM: I’ve heard something else from Tomás Tomás but I can’t put my finger on it. Could have sworn he was burned!
SB: Based on lyrics, if you could only listen to one chorus for the rest of your life what would it be? Based on music? Why?
AM: This question is a total sham. Haha, I really can’t even begin to answer this — can you?!?!
I’m 100% certain that — more important than what would I select to listen to “forever” in this ridiculous hypothetical — is how would I decide to listen to it? I feel like I’d have to make some strict boundaries for myself. Only allow one listen per month, or one per year to mark a new year. Something like that. Otherwise, it wouldn’t matter what song I selected and whether it had vocals or not. I’d be so sick of it, I’d never listen to it.
ANNE MARIE TO STEPHEN:
AM: What is your favorite song?
SB: Originally I was going to go with Beach Bunny because it's got the playful vibe I'm really digging right now, but then Trey Kennedy came on and damn...Amy indeed.
AM: Have you heard any of these tracks before?
SB: Nick Dorian is the only one I've heard before, which makes me even more sad because I could have sworn he was burned. Well done.
AM: When I’m out in public and I see other people listening to their headphones I often wonder what they’re listening to? This month, I want you to take notice of when you see people in their groove - really getting into whatever is playing. Having a private disco, zen, what-have-you moment. Then come back and describe the scene to me. Extra credit: Go up and ask them, what are you listening to? So we both know once and for all.
SB: Ok, let me start by saying that I love this question. Probably my favorite of the year so far. That said, I'm definitely going to take a parlay as a follow up, because out of all of the people I saw wearing headphones in public, every single one of them was zoned out. Blank stare in an elevator. Head down on the street. I was dying just to have one person look like they were actually engaged in what they were listening to so I could go up and ask them. But rest assured, I will track someone down at some point and get them to tell me. I can only hope the zombies I see every day in the elevator are just so enamored with the amazing music they're listening to that they can't even muster a facial expression. But odds are they're just incapable of going a minute without being plugged in and couldn't tell you a single song they've listened to that day. We will both find out soon. To be continued!