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Be Good to the Music

November 3, 2019


There’s nothing I like more, in the world,
than making music. My name is Annie Clark. I song-write using
a lot of technology and I have a band called St. Vincent. In the 60s there was the singer-songwriter,
just the troubadour. It’s kind of morphed into this multidimensional technological way of doing things. My uncle Tuck Andress and my aunt Patti, the jazz duo Tuck & Patti, they really raised me musically. I remember them saying to me, “Be good to the music, and the music will be good to you”—that stuck with me. I made a record with David Byrne called Love This Giant. We sent files over the Internet, back and forth, for about
four years. Each of us adding little ideas; playing this sort of musical tennis with brass
arrangements. I would describe ingenuity as not just looking at the past, but thinking about the future of music, humanity, and the future of technology; and how all of those things all meet up. I lose sense of my body when things are at a really high point musically. There’s no self-consciousness, and that’s the best feeling. There’s nothing in the world I’m capable of doing besides making music. [laughs]

8 Comments

  • Reply Greg Poblete December 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

    great username.

  • Reply Sam Jacques May 9, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Good lord, I love this woman

  • Reply Scotty Howell April 9, 2015 at 1:40 am

    One of my favorite humans.

  • Reply adz April 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I love this woman so much. Eveything she does and says makes sense and it is pleasing to my senses.

  • Reply GuitarLegend February 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Annie come cut me open :p

  • Reply Eric Edward April 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    She's the female version of Gary Numan. I love her and her music.

  • Reply Lisa Wang October 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Haven't you heard yet? Annie will change her gender, marry a family of bruneian royalty and outlive MJ& David Bowie long after her death at the age of 101 years!

  • Reply Tiktaalik March 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Leave Tuck and Patti ALONE. They are not responsible for you never practicing and becoming a ludicrous, tone deaf poser. That's on YOU.

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