Color, photography, and art make up Leslie Shewring's neck of the World Wide Web in her bright and airy blog, A Creative Mint. The Los Angeles resident is currently summering as a guest writer over at Decor8. Between gigs we asked her to tell us about the music that inspires her.
What do you listen to while you work? I listen Carla Bruni, Francois Hardy, Jack Johnson, New Order, Bebel Gilberto, Allison Krauss, Low Stars (they only have one CD, I think, but I really like it), Jay-Z, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Ray Lamontagne, Pete Yorn, and The White Stripes.
How do you listen? I listen either to an iPod attached to a stereo or to CDs playing through a stereo. Yes, I still like buying CDs!
Do you have any favorite music websites/providers? ITunes would be the favorite for online music. Amoeba Music is great for CDs and I have been pleasantly surprised with music I have bought at the register at Starbucks.
Does music influence your work? I see music as a mood influencer/enhancer when I am working. I cannot show you tangible evidence of how music has shaped my work, but it does have an influence.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? I hear about music when I listen to KCRW. I use to love Morning Becomes Eclectic with Nic Harcourt before he stepped down a couple years ago. I listened to that show pretty religiously for years. Friends (especially the younger ones) and family also introduce me to new music.
If your work was a song or a musician, what or who would it be? Oh my word, that is a difficult question. I suppose my work is more calming and feminine…maybe the soundtrack to Marie Antoinette.
Check out Leslie's Playlist here.
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