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.
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.
Read on for Lizzie’s Playlist
Train Song, Ben Gibbard and Feist
Heaven Can Wait, Charlotte Gainsbourg (featuring Beck)
I Love Rock ‘N Roll, Joan Jett
Back on the Chain Gang, The Pretenders
He War, Cat Power
Gloria: In Excelsis Deo, Patti Smith
I’ve Had It, Aimee Mann
Women’s Realm, Belle & Sebastian
The Stars All Seem to Weep, Beth Orton
One Good Man, Janis Joplin
Will There Be Enough Water?, The Dead Weather
Images: Lizzie Garrett Mettler