Carrie Brownstein QuotesCarrie Rachel Brownstein is an American musician, actress, writer, director, and comedian. She first came to prominence as a member of the band Excuse 17 before forming the rock trio Sleater-Kinney.
[I hate] the ways that people want their special needs to be met, whether it’s their food allergies or their special lotions or shoes. Or the ways that people want their neighborhoods and restaurants curated in a way that’s really tailored to them. Growing up with someone who was living by these very strict, repressive rules for themselves – it made me very allergic to the idea of denial.
You’d hope that no writing about music could supersede the music itself. But I do think that blogs mirror the way that we are listening. It comes at you fast and it’s timely and then five minutes later we’re on to something else. It caters to our desire for instant gratification. And I think blogs also have fluidity that’s exciting. You have a lot of real enthusiastic music fans for the most part that are writing sometimes for a large audience, and I think certain blogs have a little too much power over what someone likes or doesn’t like.
If your whole world of a band or music is taking place in a digital realm or on technological devices, it’s all mediated through those things. That takes away from the experiential and sensual nature of music. That’s a lot less exciting for me to think about. It’s not my ideal way of living with music.