5 questions with the macedo sisters.
1. music-wise…who do you want to be when you grow up?
Fortunately, we are what we want to be for the most part. Singer-songwriters who get to play with an awesome band and be around talented people! We have great fans, the only thing that would make it that much better would be some more ears so we can head out on tour! We are playing on college radio nationally so hopefully that will give people a chance to check out our music and hopefully like what they hear.
We are doing what we want, but not necessarily grown up…….hopefully that’s gonna happen soon.
2. what was the first song you learned on guitar?
I (Michelle) play guitar and started on classical guitar when I was about 13. I have been playing piano for 17 years. The first song I learned on guitar is way too stereotypical but it was “Blackbird” by the Beatles. I loved everything about it and it was a one trick pony for a while until I started sounded tolerable about 2 years later. My dad plays piano too so I’m pretty sure he taught us both “The Entertainer” on the piano when we were 3 but I don’t remember that one at all.
As for Melissa, she plays the violin and the first song we both learned on violin together in 4th grade was hot cross buns……that was a challenge.
3. if you could play a show with one person (alive or otherwise..who would it be)
It would be amazing to rock out with Janis Joplin. She had such amazing energy and vibrancy that just attracted people. It would be incredible to perform with her but mostly we would try and take notes on everything! We’d be major music nerds about it.
4. who is your target listening audience?
Anyone with ears. We are constantly surprised by the people that end up at our shows and liking our music. It makes us realize that people out there are looking for untapped bands that are making it for the love of it and don’t care about all of the mainstream stuff as much. People really go looking and we have an amazing amount of respect for that. Our music is so lyric heavy that I feel like anyone who loves any kind of literature or poetry would be attracted but sometimes they are more about the music.
5. what song in your album should the world listen to…why?
The world should listen to “Nobody is Perfect” (After All) for a few reasons. 1. It’s not allowed on radio because it has the F word in it BUT songs are allowed on the radio that are degrading to women’s bodies and men’s bodies with no problem at all. “Nobody is Perfect” is a song that I (Michelle) have gotten the most trouble about. People have wanted me to take it off for our “image” and think it’s a bad idea but the song is the nicest song I’ve ever written about anyone. I think it’s the most genuine and straight from my heart. It’s interesting how much just having that one word in the chorus throws people off. Maybe because it’s a women saying it or maybe because it’s so unexpected it bothers people but then again, that is one of the points of art, to challenge. There was just no way I could change it after that reaction.
Here’s the VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAZ1uUixhso&feature=share&list=PLD1E42B742A61FC6E