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PopLives #76: Tanya Tagaq

Every week this Q&A finds out what interesting people in music, film, fashion, theatre, literature, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 11:59


Continuing the Fringe series of PopLives Q&As, #76 is throat singer and Bjork collaborator Tanya Tagaq.

What are you reading?
House of the Spirits by Isabelle Allende

Last film you saw and your verdict?
My Prairie Home with Rae Spoon and it made me feel melancholy because it’s hard to be different when you come from a small town in Canada.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
The Roots. I thought the concept of a Hype Guy was silly.

Last stage production you saw and your verdict?
Neoindigena by Santee Smith. I loved it.

Last gallery / museum / exhibition you visited and your verdict?
The Tate Modern, actually just outside the Tate I was impressed by a person whom went and did drawings on all the discarded bubblegum.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
The RTE Guide

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Twitter and CBC news

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
Ryan McMahone.

Give us a tip for 2014…
Don’t eat yellow snow.

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Music videos

What song should we listen to right now?
‘Run to the Hills’ by Iron Maiden :)
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Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Game of Thrones

Which app do you use the most?

Do you play video games or mobile platform games, and if so, what’s your favourite at the moment?

What is your favourite club night of all time?
Too controversial to say.

What was the last country you visited and what were you doing there?
England, meeting my daughter.

If you could transport one international cultural outlet to your home town, what would it be and why?
Joe’s Pub in NYC, so that new music could be heard.

And finally, if you check out one show in the Fringe (apart from your own) make it…
Camille O’Sullivan’s 20 Intimate and Live at meeting House Square

Tanya Tagaq performs in concert with Nanook of the North at Meeting House Square Sun 7 Sep at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014.

Previously on PopLives: Richie Egan, Alison SpittleRex RyanCharlene LydonAvril StanleyMary NallyColm Mac Con IomaireAnna RodgersTara FlynnJohn ButlerDon WycherleyMaserRubberbanditsJames WolfSinead GleesonOlwen FouéréLe GalaxieCian O’BrienCian Ó CiobhainKatie HollyElaine MaiAisling FarinellaBrendan CantyMelanie MorrisTaylor MacTemper-Mental MissElayenousFez Fa’ananaChris JudgeXnthonyDavid MullaneJo ManganDerek O’ConnorBeardymanLynnette MoranRob DelaneyJulie Chance,  Conor O’BrienNial ConlanWallis BirdAdrian 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.