March 7, 2011
|What does a circus look like without a striped tent, the balancing
elephants and the clowns with the floppy noses? Hard to visualize? Well, Emma Dean reckons that her music can certainly
be an aid in creating this sort of vivid setting.|
|How was the journey up to your latest album, "Dr Dream and the Imaginary
|Long and bumpy... with a few detours to stop and smell the roses... mostly up
hill... then a few stacks which lead me skidding down the hill on my bum (ouch!) ...some
memorable characters... some characters I wish were not so memorable... some characters
that I've decided to bring with me along the way (hopefully they'll be featured in the
next season, too) ...and always, ALWAYS a theme tune playing in the background.|
|Does your upbringing in Brisbane, Australia influence how you pen your
|I'm not sure. I've never been brought up anywhere else. I've always strived to sing
and write like me. I like when I hear splashes of my Australian speaking voice
shining through in my songs. After years of wishing I sounded like anyone and everyone
else, I'm now very content and comfortable just to sound like me.|
|Please sum up one of your favourite songs from your latest album
in a haiku.|
|Bigger Than You Bigger Than Me|
circus freaks unite!
a sea of
we are not afraid
|Any plans to tour North America?|
|No immediate plans but I am hoping to travel there in early 2012 to holiday and play
some solo shows. That is, unless something AMAAAZZZINNNGGGG happens before then. The lottery
perhaps? Or maybe Oprah gives away some more free plane tickets? I'm going to put that out
to the universe right... now... Hmmm...|
|What is the biggest reason why you're in the music business?|
|To make huge amounts of money... ha! That was a joke. The real answer is because I
believe this is my calling. My passion. My purpose.|
|Do you believe that the theft rate for hearts has risen in your neck of the
|You have noooo idea. It's so intense here in Sydney AND it's spreading! Just the
other day, my neighbour had his heart stolen by some young girl. Can you believe it?
Something really needs to be done about this. We need to band together and make a stand.
I've started a blog called "Get The F**k Away From My Heart, OKKKK!!!" just to get the
word out and warn innocent people about the dangers of those pesky heart pirates.
I hope they know I'm on to them... (hehe).|
|You can find out more about Emma Dean, her music and where
she's entertaining audiences at www.emmadean.com.