Can anyone keep up with freelance writer Lizzie Garrett Mettler? Between contributing to the The Los Angeles Times’ Home section, producing a column for Bon Appétit, and blogging regularly at DESIGNwatcher, she’s just launched a new blog, Tomboy Style. We convinced her to take a breather and tell us about the music that keeps her moving. Take a listen at the results.What do you listen to while you work? It depends on the day, but usually I need something with a solid beat (which I know my neighbor doesn’t appreciate). In the afternoon, I tend to want to chill out a bit more and listen to some softer tunes.
How do you listen? I typically listen to music on iTunes with speakers connected to my computer, but I do have a turntable in the office that gets some use as well. Elton John’s “Honky Chateau” has been in heavy rotation on the record player lately.
Where do you find music recommendations? I find new music in a variety of channels like movies, magazines, and friends.
If your work was a song, what would it be? I’d like to think that it’d be “Express Yourself” by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. But it would probably be more accurately akin to any other song in existence, like, say, “Patience” by Guns N’ Roses,“Welcome to the Working Week” by Elvis Costello, or “S.O.S.” by ABBA.