Behind every complaint is a desire, and so the name of the game is my attention is this magic wand, and whatever I put it on grows. And that’s like friendship and love and music and fashion and exercise and consciousness and strength and beauty and sex and flowers and nature and traveling and family and honesty and…
Julia Nunes in a new interview on her latest album, cancel culture, self care and living in a world of ups and downs. Recommended.
I'll be honest, I kickstartered her new album. I listened to maybe a song and a half. And I put it on the shelf and said woah I have to be in a different place to get into this. And then I forgot all about it.
(Don't get me wrong. I'm still gonna pick up her next album, whatever it is, day one.)
What captivated me about her early videos was that I saw them and thought immediately, hey, I could do that. Why couldn't I do that? The whole process of making the video was right there documented in the video itself. One day, one of her songs inspired me to make my own cover of one of her other songs. And her vocal range is close to my own so I can sing along without too much fussing and straining.
So whenever I think of Julia Nunes, I think of the value of just jumping in and doing whatever you can to make something happen, push that needle a little bit, move the ball forward, and create with what you have available at the time.