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PopLives #37: Julie Feeney

Over the next while on PopLives, the Q&A that concerns itself with the media consumption of interesting people, the nominees of this year’s Meteor Choice Music Prize will be answering the questions. The Choice takes place in Vicar Street on March 7th.  …

Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 08:30

   

Over the next while on PopLives, the Q&A that concerns itself with the media consumption of interesting people, the nominees of this year’s Meteor Choice Music Prize will be answering the questions. The Choice takes place in Vicar Street on March 7th. 

Julie Feeney is a composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Her first album 13 Songs won the Choice Music Prize in 2006. Her second album Pages was nominated for the award in 2010. Her third crowd-funded album Clocks is up for the award this year.

What are you reading?
Nothing right now! Immersed in composing my opera.

Last film you saw and your verdict?
The Hobbit in 3D at the IMAX. Incredible. Had never seen any Lord of the Rings so it was a fabulous introduction. Afterwards sat down and watched all three Lord of the Rings films for the first time in one day over the holidays. Now I’m hooked.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
A Bruce Springsteen concert. He is a god. The generosity, his warmth, his music, the spirit….

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess on Broadway. I actually found the experience very ‘full-on’ so didn’t love it. There was no space or room for reflection in the acting and though the lead is very renowned I didn’t believe her performance.

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
Martha Colburn at MAD museum New York. Her work is fascinating.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
I would like to start learning properly about wines. Love wine but I don’t know anything about it.

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Google Maps and dictionary, booking.com.

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
I love NPR at anytime of the day in America, the quality of programmes is just so high. In Ireland I think we are very good at radio particulary Radio One and Newstalk. I also love Sean Moncrief to put a smile on my face!

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Recently started watching Ted.com. Really inspirational.

What song should we listen to right now?
‘Dear John’ from my Clocks album.
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Not at the moment but will resume Six Feet Under soon. Love it.

Which app do you use the most?
Skype/Viber.

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?
No.

What is your favourite club night of all time?
In a very run down old house on Halloween night in St Petersburg a few years ago. It was like being in a film.

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
The Lincoln Center in its entirety. The vast wonderful world that would be available across a wide spectrum of Arts.

And finally, if you listen to one album this week make it…
Clocks by me!

Previously on PopLives: Damien Dempsey, Wallis Bird, Adrian CrowleyTegan QuinEllie MacnamaraSteve RyanMumblin Deaf RoRick O’SheaGrace DyasMark O’HalloranAmy ConroyLouise McSharryMaeve HigginsRay YeatesNialler9Jeanie FinlayKevin BarryBrigie De CourcyJohn ScottWillie WhiteNiall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon

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