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.
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.
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.
Quelqu’un m’a dit, Carla Bruni
LA Forever, Low Stars
Warning Sign, Coldplay
No Other Way, Jack Johnson
Ceremony, New Order
The Long Way Around, The Dixie Chicks
Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
Fighting on the Stairs, The Frames
Young Forever, Jay-Z
Chocolate, Snow Patrol
Doesn’t Mean Anything, Alicia Keys
Closet, Pete Yorn
Images: Leslie Shewring