Saturday, September 25, 2010

♥ Chinese Whispers - Alison Scott

Happy Saturday. It's really nice and sunny outside and we've just been food shopping so our cupboards & fridge are now jam packed with delicious treats. But before I go to eat everything at once I'd like to introduce you to Alison Scott. She is a very talented singer/song writer/musician who grew up in Minneapolis surrounded by music and has toured with Bon Jovi & Chriss Isaak.

This September saw the release of Alison Scott's Chinese Whispers album which is a mix of pop, rock, R&B, a taste of hip-hop all sewn together with her powerful soulful voice. I was lucky enough to be sent a few goodies from Alison. So here you can see the CD and t-shirt are beautifully printed with my illustration called Chinese Whispers. (I'll stick to drawing instead of modelling).
I was curious to find out what a musician's life is like so I asked Alison a few questions.
Hi Alison, thanks for sending over the CDs and t-shirt! It's always great to see the finished product. My first questions is,

What is a typical day for you? A lot of computer work. Emails galore, website updating, etc. Usually a trip to the post office to mail off ordered CDs, followed by a trip to the gym. JOY! I teach for a few hours in the afternoon, walk my dog, and then I'm either home with my family or playing a show at night. If I am lucky I will find some time to write (this usually happens late at night).
Where do you get your inspiration from? People and nature mostly. A lot of my songs are about personal experiences I have had, but many of them are about friends experiences. I get to watch those from outside the box, and it gives me a different perspective than if I was going through it myself.
How would you describe the Chinese Whispers album and what is your favourite song?
I can't pick one. They are too different, so my favorite changes with my mood. Also, my favorite song usually tends to be whatever was recorded most recently. It's the most fresh thing in my head. I love "Rock Me Sweetly" when I'm down. "Chinese Whispers" or "So Why" when I'm feeling sassy. "Smash and Grab" is good for dancing. There is something I love about all of them, or they wouldn't have made the cut.

What has been your biggest achievement to date? Well, many would say opening for Bon Jovi is by far my biggest brag-worthy moment. That was incredible, and I will never forget it. However, we just released my third record on 11/09/10, and I have to say that I feel this record is my biggest achievement to date. I couldn't be more thrilled with it. It's everything I wanted it to be. Now I just have to get it to the masses.

Last question! If you weren't a musician what would you be doing?
I really enjoy teaching, I would love to do that. It would have to be something that involved creativity. I have done the desk job thing, and I couldn't do it long term. I love clothes/shoes. I could definitely own my own boutique. And if none of that, I cook a lot. Baking in particular. I could run with that and be happy as well.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions Alison, the CD and t-shirt look awesome!

1 comment:

Margaret said...

WOW!!! This makes me so happy for you :D How exciting! And what a fantastic interview :)
Oooh yes I may take you up on that photoshop offer! Though maybe in a little while when my studying is under control :) I keep meaning to reply to your gorgeous email too!!! I'm really not as rude as I seem :)